In this course we will start with considerations of the following topics: divine revelation and primary source of guidance for Muslims; the collection, organization, and preservation of the Qur’an; translations and commentaries on the Qur’an; the main themes of the text and foundational principles; and scientific facts in the Qur’an. We will also explore the ideas of the oneness of God, prophethood and revelation, the people of the book and diversity of religions, man as individual and in society, the Shari’ah, and the concepts of the hereafter, heaven, and hell.
LEADER: Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaudry grew up in Pakistan, graduated from the London School of Economics, and has a PhD from Tufts University. He is president of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, co-founder of the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition, and is a frequent speaker at interfaith events.
THURSDAYS: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8 weeks: September 27 through November 15