Provide an introduction to the basic principles
and practices of Islam.
Provide an understanding of the Islamic world-view
in a holistic sense.
Provide an appreciation of the unity of Islam
against the canvas of diversity that prevails in the
Provide a perception of what it means to be a
Muslim in the UK and the modem world.
Provide some guidance on how to promote a better
understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.
for anyone with an interest in Islam, Muslims, and religion
in general with respect to Britain and the world, it
does not require any previous knowledge of the subject.
However, participants' ability to critically question
and assess the information shared about Islam as a religion,
as a way of life and as a global political force, would
be advantageous though not necessary.
The core of Islam: The Six Articles of Faith and the
Muhammad and the other Prophets and Muslim beliefs about
Position of Women in Islam including Hijab/Niqab, marriage/divorce,
FGM, domestic violence
Jihad: Extremism, Radicalism, Terrorism, Suicide, Holy
War, Sacrifice, Human Rights, Human Dignity
Islam and Muslim Presence in Britain: Muslim Identity
between Assimilation and Segregation, Citizenship, Loyalty,
Patriotism, Participation in Civil Society, Islam and
British Culture, Home Truths
The Qualities of Faith
the end of the course participants will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the main principles of Islam
and Muslim practices.
Explain the basic Muslim worldview and relevance of
God in a Muslim's life.
Demonstrate a grasp of Islam as an interpretation of
its principles and values within cultures.
Demonstrate an appreciation of Muslims' fears, worries
Identify some of the contentious issues related to Islam
and Muslims and suggest possible accommodations of them.
will explain the topics, facilitate inquiry and guide
conversation aiming to cover the subjects interactively
mindful of the course aims and content. All questions
and observations, however controversial, will be welcomed
and ample opportunities made available for discussion.
Use will be made of flip-charts, powerpoint slides,
and self-assessment quizzes. Sufficient reading material
will be provided including a full set of notes.