How would the Perfect Human behave if he was in my shoes?
We make hundreds of decisions a day. Some of these are trivial, others, quite important. While deciding on what to do, we appeal to reason and experience. Best of all experiences to receive guidance from is that of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Whenever we need that guidance, our intellect searches for similarities between our experiences and those of the Prophet. We simply go to his times, and try to find inspiration there. Instead, in this course, we will learn how to bring the Muhammadan Essence to our times and learn from him, on how to act, react or behave. We will imagine the Prophetic Exemplary Ideal in six different circumstances: At home, at school, at work, in social events, in the streets and in the internet — including social media… How would He perceive our realities, and how would he respond?
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* be able to make comparisons between the realities of modern life and the time of the Prophet
* be able to extract wisdom from comparisons made between the two cultural contexts
* be equipped with knowledge and argumentative material on the importance of following the example of the Prophet
* rekindle their love and respect for the Beloved Prophet of Islam
There is no prescribed text and the students are not supposed to read anything before the courses. However, they will be distributed notes to go over in order to succeed in the Kahoot tests.
Week 1: At Home: Knocking on the door; Privacy; Kitchen manners; Respect to Parents and Grandparents; Hosting Guests; Tidying Room; Intra-family Quarrels
Week 2: At School: Learning and knowledge; Bullying; Keeping secrets; Respect for Teachers
Week 3: At Work: Time management; Labor Rights; Helping Others; Rivalry and Jealousy; Equality and Justice
Week 4: In the Streets: Street Gangs; Drug Use; Traffic Rules; Cleanliness; Environmental Responsibilities; Public Goods
Week 5: At Social Events: Respect to Line; Noise control; Conflict Resolution
Week 6: In the Internet: Hacking; Spamming; Using Technology for Good; Identity Theft and Identity Hiding