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Islam Through Its Scriptures

Harvard University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Religion
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Overview

How can you improve your understanding of Islam and its most important holy text, the Quran? How can you make sense of a tradition and a text that have been interpreted in different ways across vast geographical spaces for nearly a millennium and a half?

Using a multimedia and student-centered approach, this religion course provides tools and perspectives for understanding the role of the Quran in the Islamic tradition. Learners will develop the skills and context to read the text themselves, while also being introduced to some of the issues classical and contemporary interpreters have addressed. This approach enables learners to explore the influence of the Quran on diverse Muslim understandings of Islam.

No previous knowledge of Islam or Religious Studies is required.

This course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures XSeries Program.

Taught by

Ali Asani

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Prashant S
5.0 4 months ago
Prashant completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
by Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke completed this course.

The course was interesting. I was impressed with the information, videos, and commentary. This is a part of a series on Traditions and Scriptures. Its not the strongest of the series, but I enjoyed learning in it.

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