The course uses a selection of sources, some by Muslims and aiming at instructing covered as well as one scholarly but generally antagonistic source (on Hadith). The resource on Jihad comes from a respected source associated with the Royal House and Kingdom of Jordan.
This course is an introduction to Islam as a prophetic religious tradition. It explores the different ways in which Muslims have interpreted and put into practice the prophetic message of the Prophet Mohammed through historical and phenomenological analyses of varying theological, philosophical, legal, political, and literary sources. These analyses aim for course participants to develop a framework for explaining the sources and symbols through which historically specific experiences and understandings have been signified as Islamic.
- Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 6 (ECTS standard)
- Indicative duration (full time): 4-6 weeks
- Indicative duration (part-time): 5-8 week
- Certificate: Yes
Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Zotero instructions for EUCLID students
Grammarly instructions for EUCLID students
- discuss the life and message of the Prophet Mohammed
- identify the sources of Islamic doctrine and practice
- explain specific terms such as: Shia, Sunni, Wabhabism, Hadith, Riba
- discuss the state of Islam today in its diverse expressions.