Islam Through Its Scriptures - Harvard University



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Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Islam Scriptures

Course programme

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.

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Teacher:Ali Asani 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