Introduction

The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that there will always be a group of his followers who will preserve and uphold his religion, teaching it just as he himself taught it, “unharmed by anyone who opposes them, all the way until the Day of Judgment.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Take this course to understand how the scholars of mainstream Islam have preserved the Qur’an, the Sunna, and its understanding, from the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) all the way down to our times.

Curricular Context

  • Start here to complete Step One
  • This course has no prerequisites

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand how the Qur’an and Sunna were preserved
  • Identify the scholarly tradition of mainstream Islam
  • Learn how this scholarly tradition preserved the understanding of the Qur’an and Sunna
  • Understand how to apply the Qur’an and Sunna in our times

Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Need for Religion & Guidance
Lesson 2: The Book of Allah: The Qur’an
Lesson 3: The Living Guide: The Sunna of the Prophet ﷺ
Lesson 4: Preservation and Transmission of the Qur’an and Sunna
Lesson 5: How Guidance is Understood: Textual Interpretation and the Schools of Islamic Law I
Lesson 6: How Guidance is Understood: Textual Interpretation and the Schools of Islamic Law II
Lesson 7: Interpretation and Belief: A Brief History of the Emergence of Schools of Islamic Theology
Lesson 8: Key Principles of Islamic Theology
Lesson 9: The Spiritual Message of the Qur’an and Sunna
Lesson 10: Key Principles of Islamic Spirituality
Lesson 11: Calling, Service, and Guidance: The Centrality of Calling to Allah and His Messenger in Religion
Lesson 12: The Final Dimension: Keys to Living Religion in Challenging Times

Significant Dates

Registration Opens: September 30, 2019

Registration Closes: November 25, 2019

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“Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward”– The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)