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BayanONLINE gives you access to a comprehensive course library that covers the widest array of issues in Islamic thought of any platform, with new videos and courses added regularly. Preview some titles below!
This course will survey the encounter between Islam and the black community in America, from the time that blacks were inducted into the New World, through the 19th and 20th centuries and into the era and phenomenon of Hip Hop. Our inquiry will assume the multi-layered contexts of race, religion, culture, politics and history in America, as well as the relationship between America and the broader Muslim world. Among the key questions to be entertained is why Islam spread among Blackamericans to the point of constituting the only religion to do so on a communal scale after Christianity. What particular challenges and opportunities does this raise for Islam; for Christianity; for the black community; for America? We will also look at the ways in which Blackamericans have sought to appropriate Islam and the various challenges it has confronted in seeking to indigenize the religion and establish its own authority within it.
This is an introductory course on the foundations of Islamic law and legal thought. It will defined Fiqh (Islamic law), and address topics such as the relationship of Fiqh to other disciplines, Taqlid and Ijtihad, attributes of the Mujtahid, the four schools of Sunni Islam, the relevance of Fiqh for different times/circumstances, and more.
This course will explore the major themes, historical consequences and historiographical issues surrounding the career of the Prophet Muhammad. It will explore how historians have evaluated the sources on which we rely for our knowledge of this crucial historical figure, and it will give an overview of how Muslims have mined his legacy as a basis for their creed and law. The course will focus on several controversial case studies in which the Prophet’s teachings have been debated in terms of their authenticity and interpretation, and finally it will explore how the Prophet has served as a central part of Muslims’ pietistic and devotional lives up to the present.
A course that surveys classical Islamic theology and how other branches of Islamic thought such as Islamic law and legal theory, metaphysical spirituality, psychology, and ethics complemented the scope and content of how Muslims spoke of God and the world.
An overview of the foundations of Islamic ethics and the spiritual framework, with discussions around topics related to modern ethical issues. The course will discuss variant understandings of ethics, components of the Islamic Ethical System, ethics pertaining to gender and sexuality, childrearing and children's education, cultivating healthy spaces, and many more topics.
This course will be an introduction to the essentials of Islamic theology and creed. Topics such as cognitive frames (e.g. "Religion", notions of Reality, Intellect, Knowledge, Truth, Reason, the Islamic paradigm of Knowing, the need for a Muslim Theology, the emergence of sects and establishment of Orthodoxy, amongst many others will be discussed to give a holistic understanding of Islamic creed and its importance.
This course places Islam within a world historical framework. The course outlines the expansion of Islam, the rise of the Umayyad; the Abbasid empire and successor states; the emergence of classical Islamic societies and developments in law, theology, and hadith; the Crusades and Mongol invasions and Muslim societies’ response; trade and exchange in the Mediterranean and Indian Oceans; the gunpowder empires; and the anti-colonial intellectual and political responses of new Muslim nation-states. The course provides a foundation for understanding contemporary Muslim societies and transnational Islam.
This is an intermediary course on the foundations of Islamic law and legal thought. The goal of this course is to understand the mechanisms of Islamic legal theory, how they were formulated, and their implications on modern Muslim issues today, from gender to criminal law.
An in-depth discussion about the issues of state power, the media and popular culture, and how American Muslims must navigate these issues while maintaining their religious integrity.
This course will survey present American-Muslim socio-political/cultural realities, and provide insight into analyzing and speaking to the community effectively by utilizing the Prophetic model. Imam Omar will explicate on the dimensions of Islamophobia and working with a community of trauma, and discuss tools for ministry for practitioners working as: Imams, Chaplains, Religious scholars, religious counselors, religious school teachers, and more. Other topics include: Prophetic guidance, counseling, speaking, and cultivating healthy community spaces utilizing authentic religious source texts, and sīrah literature.
In this short course, Imam Omar Suleiman unpacks the core facets of successful ministry including: analyzing and assessing the current socio-political/cultural constructs of the community, Prophetic guidance, counseling, listening, speaking, activism, and cultivating healthy community spaces.
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