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For adults and youth from middle school and up!

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Certification of Attendance

Fully Online Instruction

Virtual Classroom Support

Why should you take this class?

To learn Islamic terminology in English and fully appreciate Islamic tradition, ethics, and values, learning Islam’s 101 in English is a must for every Muslim, especially if you live in western society. In a diverse community where exchange and dialogue are a necessary component of everyday life, you need to define yourself and your religious values in English.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of

Islamic belief system in historical, cultural and social context

the details on revelation, preservation, and transmission of the Qur’an

the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Islamic terminologies in English

Some of the Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Islamic belief system in historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Students will be able to understand and demonstrate how the Qur’an was revealed, recorded, and preserved.

Students will be able to evaluate events from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Students will be able to learn and remember the Islamic terminologies in English.

Female Classes

Starts January 14, 2021 Friday 5-7 PM (EST)
Instructor: Sister Nuriye Kahraman

Male Classes

Starts January 15, 2021 Saturday 10AM - 12PM (EST)
Instructor: Brother Kareem Sharabi

Tuition Fee $350
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Course Topics

Here are some questions that we will answer in What Islam is All About: Islam 101 class:

How was the Qur’an revealed, recorded, and protected?

What makes the Qur’an, unlike any other book?

What is the relationship between the Qur’an and Science?

Who is Muslim, and why do some people not believe?

Who is Allah? How can we understand who Allah is?

What are Angels and Jinn?

How do angels interact with humans?

What is the purpose of Revelation?

Who controls my life?

What happens If I die and what happens to my soul after death?

What are paradise and hellfire?

Required Readings, Textbook or materials that you should know about.

The textbook information:

Emerick, Yahiya What Islam is All About

Current ISBN: 9781933269160

Copyright 2014 Noorart Inc.

Why this textbook?

i. This text presents materials only from the authentic Islamic sources: Holy Qur’an, Sunnah, and Hadith.

ii. Renown author amongst the Muslim community.

iii. Good summary of the content.

iv. Language is accessible to everyone.

Other details about the course instruction:

This course will employ Google Classroom to distribute assignments, additional documents,and announcements.

This course will be comprehensive in that student discussions will play an important role along with the reading assignments.

There will be reflection question/questions submitted before every class meeting on Google Classroom. 

Final exam will be an open book consisting of questions from the chapters we have studied.

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Islam 101



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About Instructors

He was born in the State of New Jersey. He began his official journey to acquire Islamic knowledge at the age of 10. He traveled to Egypt and attended the renown Al-Azhar University where he became fluent in the Arabic language, memorized the entire Quran and obtained a bachelor's degree double majoring in Shariah (Islamic law) and education. He specializes in simplifying complex sciences into easy to digest lessons and principles. He is currently pursuing his Master degree from Al-Azhar University in Usool Fiqh (Foundations of Fiqh)
Amir Abdul-Wali
MA, Instructor
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Nuriye Kahraman did her BA in Master of Arts double majoring in Sociology and Religion at Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. She continued with her MA in Religious Studies. She has taught Islamic Studies for two years in two different private schools to elementary, middle, and high school students. Lastly, she was a teacher at a charter school teaching English and Social Studies to 5th-grade students. Nuriye currently lives in New Jersey.
Nuriye Kahraman
MA, Instructor of Religious Studies
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Kareem Sharabi was born in Melbourne, Australia, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He has learned from scholars in both the United States and Jordan. He first studied the foundations of Islam at the Madina Institute in Duluth, Georgia. He went on to do his master's in Middle East history at the University of Chicago before studying the sunna and the science of Qur’an recitation in Amman, where he has lived for the past three years. He teaches Islam 101 and a class on the meaning of the daily supplications found in the sunna.
Kareem Sharabi
MA, Instructor of Islamic Studies
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