Introduction To Islam
Religious education students need an introduction to the islam faith—its history, beliefs, and practices—and emphasizes modern developments and the role and impact of the religion in today's world. The course provides a survey of the history of Islam from the birth of Muhammad in seventh century Arabia to the differing situations of Muslims throughout today's world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Muslim beliefs and practices and looks at the ways in which this rapidly growing religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world.
This course covers the concepts of Islam, by describing the concept of faith and actions as well as the attributes of the two. It also looks at the pillars of Islam and the articles of faith, the sources of Islam, the beginning of Islam and some selected misconceptions in Islam.
By the end of the course, students will appreciate and demonstrate knowledge of the early history of Islam and the subsequent growth of the Muslim community.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
- By the end of the semester students are expected to;
- Describe the distinction between a Muslim and a believer
- Identify some attributes of Allah
- Identify and describe the five pillars of Islam and the six articles of Faith.
- Identify and describe the sources of Islam
- Identify and describe some selected misconceptions in Islam