The Art of Logic is a vital instrument for anyone who seeks to form accurate defintions and draw sound conclusions; and for centuries, a rigorous study of Logic has been an essential aspect of traditional Islamic studies all across the Muslim world. Scholars utilized Logic as an argumentation technique in crafting their opinions, a verification method in examining concepts and judgements, a structuring tool in writing their manuals and primers and a metacognition approach in understanding reasoning and thought processes. 

 For the past eight hundred years, Īsāghūjī by Imam Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī (d. 663 A.H. / 1265 C.E.) has been the most popular foundational Logic primer in traditional Islamic madrasas. It provides students with the necessary basic principles and introduces them to the key terminologies and methodologies of Logic. 

This course takes students in a step-by-step journey through this indispensible text exploring the the rise of Logic in the Muslim world and its relationship to Islamic sciences, uncovering the rationale behind the incorporation of Logic within the structure of traditional texts and most importantly, and illustrating in simple terms the elementry rules and ideas of this curcial art.