Foundations of Islam | WS 145
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- Dates: September 29
- Mode: Online
- Anticipated hours of engagement: 2 hours
- Days: Tuesday, 7 – 9 PM
- Instructor: Samuel Schindler
This workshop will provide historical context for the emergence of Islamic theology in the Arabian Peninsula in the early 7th century CE. We will survey the origins of Islam’s message as derived from a close-reading of several key sections of the Qur’an and an in-depth interpretation compiled by a South Asian-American Muslim physician (otherwise unaffiliated with any specific institution of scholarship). The objective of the workshop is to directly connect Islam’s underpinning of monotheistic belief to concepts of social justice, equality, and community. No prior experience with subject matter necessary—this will be a safe space for all to learn.
- A Gmail.com email address – PCA&D uses Google Classroom for online classes. Gmail accounts are free to create.
- Computer/tablet/internet-enabled device with mic/camera
- Internet access
- Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes or writing down thoughts