Islam Through Its Scriptures : Harvard Is Offering A Free Online Course To Fight Religious Misunderstandings And Promote Religious Literacy
Harvard University is Offering a Course to teach the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies.
About this course
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.It is a 4 week long course with a 3-5 hours lecture Per Week.
What you’ll learn
- An introduction to the place of the Quran in Muslim cultures
- Major themes of the Quran
- The historical and cultural contexts of the Quran
- Interpretive skills that enable a more nuanced reading of the Quran
- Diverse approaches Muslims have adopted to engaging with Quranic texts, including issues in contemporary interpretation
Ali Asani,the Instructor:
Ali Sultaan Asani is the Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and the Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.His Area of Expertise are :
Hurry ! It is Free
50,000 people are expected to enroll for the series, and it will be free for anyone who wants to audit the course. Those who are interested in earning a certificate of achievement at the end of the series, will pay $50 for the non-audit track.
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