Today, very few subjects are as controversial as the religion brought by the Prophet Muhammad. Modern media is full of images of fear and controversies on Islam and related subjects such as jihad, Shari’a law, Islam and women, etc. but how accurate are these sources and how should we feel about Islam in our modern American context? The most effective way to get to the answer and to overcome fear is to have access the factual and real knowledge.
Some of the topics that we will tackle are as following:
Socio-historical context of pre-Islamic Arabia
The concept of prophethood in Islam
The life story of Prophet Muhammad
The Prophet’s family life and his marriages
The role of women in Islam
War and peace in Islam
Fundamental sources of Islamic knowledge and lifestyle: The Quran and Hadith
Come and join us for a journey of a conceptual framework and the history of early years of Islam and the life of the Prophet of Islam.
Be a guest and enjoy a family dinner with a Muslim family and see Islamic home life for yourself.
Zuleyha Çolak, Columbia University
Professor Halim Calis, Respect Graduate School
Date: Fridays, February 2 – March 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017
To register for this seven week, non-credit program, please complete and submit the registration form here.