Introduction to Islam: Engaging Muslims in Today's World

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    With Cliff & Marilyn Gardner
    January 2010

    Teacher Information:
    Cliff is the Administrative Officer for the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University. Cliff & Marilyn lived, worked and raised a family in Pakistan and Egypt for over 10 years.

    Course Summary:
    This course will give a basic introduction to the tenets of the Islamic faith, including the Five Pillars of Islam, the role of the Prophet Muhammad and the writings of The Qur'an and the Hadith, as well as an overview of the various sects of Islam. Special attention will be given to understanding the current status of Muslims around the world and to providing ways to communicate the gospel to Muslim men and women that you may encounter.

    Week 1: Perceptions and Beliefs of Muslims

    Week 2: Muhammad, the Qur'an and a Brief History of Islam

    Week 3: Unveiling Cultural Beliefs about Muslim Women

    Week 4: Bridges of Understanding Between Muslims and Christians