2 March – 6 April Wednesday evenings. 7.55 pm – 8.40 pm (EST)
In Quran chapter Women, Allah says “O you believe! Believe…” (Qur’an 4:136)
In this course, our aim is to understand some of the many meaning of this verse and contemplate issues around principles of the Faith. We will also articulate on some of the contemporary discussions about faith related matters. Such as, do I believe in God or causality? What if science contradicts my beliefs? How should I approach to the struggles, injustices and hardships in life? How does the reality of death help my faith?
- Our objective is not to become a theologian. The objective of these lectures is to have a clear and sound conceptualization of that which cannot be conceptualized. As Allah describe believers in Qur’an by saying that they believe in the Unseen ‘ghayb’ (Quran 2:3).
- Also, we will aim to understand how being a Muslim should guide us in real life situations such as our acts, decisions, even our thoughts.
2 March 2022 Week 1: Know your Lord and your Religion!
How does one know God?
What is the benefit of studying matters related to one’s faith?
There are thousands of religions in the world, how do I know that mine is the true one?
9 March 2022 Week 2: Know Your Self!
Our origin and human nature
Our Gift, what does it mean to be a human?
Our respond to the Question of “Am I not your Lord?” (Qur’an 7:172) and ways of remembering it.
Our duty: What does it mean to be vicegerent of Allah on earth (Qur’an 2:30)
Our challenges such as (Hakiki Nefs-i Emmare and Mecazi Nefs-i Emmare)
16 March 2022 Week 3: Know your Enemy!
Why God created the Satan?
What are the ways of Satan’s influence on human beings?
How to deal with evil and its kinds on earth?
23 March 2022 Week 4: Know your Boundaries!
What is the reason for setting a boundary?
Is there an objective morality? Who decides what is good and what is evil?
What is Halal and Haram? How to navigate through them? What does boundaries tell us about the environment, our relations with the animals and the plants?
30 March 2022 Week 5: Know your Surroundings!
How to read the signs of Allah by looking at His creations? What does science tell us about our Creator? How did early Muslim scholars discover some mysteries of the Universe? What if science contradicts my belief?
6 April 2022 Week 6: Know your Destination!
Is death the end?
How does the remembrance of death strengthen our faith?
What comes after death?
4 May 2022 Wednesday Week 7: Ramadan Bayram and Graduation Ceremony
At this second day of the Ramadan Bayram we will have a program, together with the students of the previous two sessions of Young Seekers, and their families. A 50 question Kahoot challenge will be played on this evening and the first five will be awarded gifts. Kahoot has no relation to the certification. Certification is afforded to all who participated 5 out of 6 of the lectures live.