General Islamic Studies Instructors

*Course details and instructors are subject to change.


Hadith, Yasmin Amin- Exeter University

The veracity of Hadith is paramount to Islamic Law, therefore in this course, students will learn how to evaluate and distinguish between authentic and forged narrations. They will also learn the tools to verify Hadith classifications. Students will be provided with the foundations as well as examples to derive the facts, rules, and principles of the science of Hadith. 

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Walid Saleh, Qur'an and Tafsir – University of Toronto

This course will introduce students to the intellectual traditions surrounding the Qur’an, with a focus on interpretation in the classical period. The course is designed for students who already have a general introduction in Qur'anic studies and are ready to take the next step. 


Sufism, Walid Ghali – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilization, London

This course aims to provide students with tools to understand Sufism as a complex phenomenon that embraces literal, artistic, social, historical, sociological, anthropological, and political facets. Students will engage with questions on the position of Sufism in the life of Muslims and relate it to broader questions of Islamic studies scholarship. 

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Islamic Law, Mohamed Serag – The American University in Cairo

To understand Islamic law, role of courts should be integrated in methodology. Cases, establishing precedent and elucidating principles of law,  constitute how developments happened from the earliest periods of Islam. In this course, students will be given cases where they can derive the facts, rules, and principles that judgments were based upon. 

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