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Feb 20th 2017

Develop your understanding of Muslims and their faith through an exploration of communities in Britain. Islam is the second largest religion in the world today and dominates much of the current geopolitical discourse. People are increasingly bombarded by dramatic and at times disturbing headlines. Yet general knowledge of Muslims and their faith can be poor. There is consequently a need for a balanced and well-informed understanding of the current debates around this internationally significant topic.

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
Jun 20th 2016

Discover how Islamic civilization has influenced world culture, specifically in the fields of science, architecture, and mathematics. Learn about Muslim civilization and its valuable contributions and role in the revival of the Greek Classics. This is not a course about Islam or the Islamic civilization, it is a brief overview and a basic introduction to the achievements of Muslim civilization in the fields of physics, biology, mathematics, architecture and astronomy in a concise manner.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jun 1st 2016

Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies. How can you improve your understanding of Islam and its most important holy text, the Quran? How can you make sense of a tradition and a text that have been interpreted in different ways across vast geographical spaces for nearly a millennium and a half?

Average: 5.7 (3 votes)
Oct 12th 2015

Discover the themes of the Quran, its role within Islam, meaning to Muslims, and relationship with the Bible.

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Jun 22nd 2015

The Meriam Ibrahim case became major world news in 2014. The case involved a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy from Islam (for marrying a Christian man) and to 100 lashes for adultery. Whilst shackled in prison, she gave birth to a daughter. In this short course, we will explore some of the many human rights issues involved and also consider the wider issues that the case raises, such as the role of overt and behind the scenes diplomacy and that of the power of the public voice, especially via social media, in bringing about a just resolution.

Average: 3.5 (4 votes)