An Online Seminar Series
Essentials & Pillars of Islam
June 27 – August 9, July 12- August 23, 2018
Notice: The start and end dates have been moved. New start date is July 12th.
Islam enlightens us about (1) what and why we believe, (2) why and how to worship, and (3) how to act in a society. These subjects also constitute the major Islamic disciplines: Aqā’id (Doctrine) and Kalām (Muslim theology) deal with faith essentials; Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) treats worship rituals and human interactions, and Akhlāqiyyāt (Islamic ethics) focuses on moral issues.
In this online seminar series titled, “Essentials & Pillars of Islam,” we will focus on these fundamental aspects of Islam, as well as explore many common questions such as:
- What are the Islamic teachings regarding personal responsibilities before God and society?
- What are the cornerstones of the Islamic faith system and their significance?
- What are the wisdom and distinctive characteristics of Islamic rituals?
- What are the ethical and social responsibilities that Islam places on each individual’s shoulder?
- And overall, what are the inward and outward qualities Islam idealizes?
This seminar, which is open to the entire public, will take place every Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 PM and will last for 7 weeks total.
The courses will be live via the internet and participants are required to join the courses with a computer, tablet or a smartphone.
Zuleyha Colak, Columbia University
Suleyman Eris, Respect Graduate School
Halim Calis, Respect Graduate School
Readings available in Google drive
(All Begin at 7:00 PM and End at 8:30 PM)
Zuleyha Colak, Suleyman Eris and Halim Calis together
Subject: Qur’anic Methodology to Knowledge of God and Tawheed
Subject: The Wisdom of Daily Prayers
Subject: Ethico-Legal Aspect of Islam – I
Subject: Ethico-Legal Aspect of Islam – II
Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 8:30 PM
June 21st – August 2nd July 12th – August 23rd
Enrollment for the entire series is only $75!
Please fill out the form below to register for the course.