Understanding Islam Course
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CAIR PA instructor Iftekhar HussainCAIR-Pennsylvania has developed a 10-part course titled “Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence”. This course has been taught at over two dozen venues and is offered regularly. Sign up for our email list to be notified about the next series. You can also contact CAIR-Pennsylvania to request this class to be offered at your institution.

Course Dates

No upcoming courses at this time.

Course Description

This course approaches Islam from a historical and scriptural perspective, covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic, political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies. It covers the Golden Age of Muslim civilization and then discusses its decline. Contemporary issues faced by Muslims and Muslim societies will be covered. A final unit will be the involvement of the U.S. in the Muslim world and its ramifications.

Introductory material for the course is now available online. See below to download a PDF file explaining the basic teachings of Islam.

New: Download Islam 100: Fundamental Teachings of Islam (pdf)

View Course Syllabus


Week          Topic

  1. Islam 101: Religious Beliefs and Practices
  2. Islam 101 continued … Sources of Jurisprudence
  3. Islam 104: Jesus in the Qur’an
  4. Islam 201: Islamic Political and Economic System
  5. Islam 202: Gender & Islam
  6. Islam 301: The Golden Age
  7. Islam 401 & 501: Post Golden Age: Decline and Reform Movements and US Involvement in the Muslim World
  8. Islam 401 & 501: Post Golden Age: Decline and Reform Movements and US Involvement in the Muslim World
  9. Islam 601: Islam and the Theology of Power
  10. Islam 502: Contemporary Challenges in the Muslim World

Please contact CAIR-Pennsylvania to request a speaker on Islam and Muslims or to schedule the course at your institution.

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Modified: November 22, 2016