An Introduction to Islam

Ref: C3747093

Religion has played a highly important part in the lives of human beings. Islam is one of the great religions of the world. This course is an introduction to Islam: to its origins and early historical development; to its key text and beliefs and some of its key practices; to its ethics; and to its main mystical element, Sufism.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to Islam: to its origins and early historical development; to its key text and beliefs and some of its key practices; to its ethics; and, to its main mystical element, Sufism.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No prior specialist knowledge is required to attend this course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss the origins and early historical development of Islam.
  • Discuss its key text and beliefs and some of its key practices.
  • Discuss its ethics.
  • Discuss its main mystical element, Sufism.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It is not necessary to do any reading for the course. But, a reading list will be provided. The books on it may be referred to for the course or they may be referred to in the future.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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An Introduction to Islam

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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