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  • Beginners Arabic: Level One

    This module introduces students to the basic structures of Arabic grammar, furnishes them with a range of vocabulary and teaches the different aspects of Arabic language patterns. By the end of this module, the student will have the ability to competently recognise and construct an array of sentences, which include interplays between a full scope of verbs, nouns and particles.

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  • Introduction to Muslim Theology & Shi’i Belief

    Muslim theology is concerned with the fundamental religious beliefs that an individual must subscribe to in order to qualify as a Muslim. This module introduces students to the historical debates surrounding predestination and the nature of God which led to the development of the discipline. It then examines the rational justifications provided for classical Shi’i doctrines by ʿAllāma Ḥillī in his work Bāb Hādī ʿAshar.

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  • Introduction to Muslim Philosophy

    Philosophy, also known as ḥikma or ‘wisdom,’ is the systematic attempt to understand reality through a process of rational reflection and deduction. This module provides students with a historical background of the origins and development of philosophy in the Islamic world, central philosophical themes, and the prominent philosophers. It examines the impact that the translation of Greek philosophical texts into the Arabic language had on the development of philosophical ideas amongst Muslims.

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  • Qur’anic Sciences

    This module aims to introduce students to the academic study of Qur’anic sciences by first providing a brief historical background of the Qur’anic text and its compilation. It then delves into the concept of its divine revelation, its arrangement, debates in distortion of the Qur’an, abrogation, the difference between tafsīr and taʾwīl, its miraculous nature, and many other sub-topics.

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