Reform and the American Muslim Responsibility - taught by Salam Al-Marayati, Hassan Zeeni, Laila Al-Marayati.
This course will explore the definition of reform and the tools that are needed to address women's rights, personal freedom, the rights of religious minorities, and the use of violence.
Class 1 & 2 02/22 & 03/01 - Our Definition of Reform
Does reform mean change in Islam or change in our approach to Islam?
What was the Christian and Jewish experience in reform?
Class 3 03/08 - Revivalism and its History
When did reform start and how did it develop?
Class 4 03/15 - Roles of Scholars and Scholarship
Class 5 03/22 - Roles of Institutions
What is existing and what needs to be formed?
Class 6 03/29 - Role of the Mind
The role of thinking as depicted in the Quran
Class 7, 8, 9, 10 - 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03
Branches of Reform
Rights of religious minorities
Use of violence
Class 11- 5/10 - Public Role and Leveraging Technology
How to shape Muslim public opinion of reform in Islam through technology.