Decoding Islamic Epistemology: Traditions, Texts, and Truths

Decoding Islamic Epistemology

About The Course

Decoding Islamic Epistemology: Traditions, Texts, and Truths” is an enlightening course that delves into the philosophical study of knowledge, specifically within the Islamic tradition. Spanning ten comprehensive sessions, the course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of religious epistemology, with a special focus on its Islamic dimensions. Participants will explore a variety of topics, including the introduction to religious and Islamic epistemology, the dynamics within communities of knowers, historical knowledge, Kalam epistemology, and the interplay between natural theology and Islamic epistemology. The course also covers Fitra-based epistemology, contemporary issues in Islamic epistemology, hermeneutics, and the significance of Islamic religious epistemology in Da’wa. This course is ideal for individuals interested in philosophy, theology, and religion, and it welcomes learners at all levels of prior knowledge.

Course Team

Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

(Humanities Team and IB Theory of Knowledge Coordinator, Tutor in History and Religious Studies)

Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Ustadh Jamie Turner

(Doctoral researcher at the Centre for Philosophy of Religion, University of Birmingham)

AT A GLANCE

10+ Live Online Sessions

Duration : 4 Months

Sundays, 3 PM - 4:30 PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App

Personalised Feedback

Certificate

From £14.99/Month

(For 9 Months)

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Starts on 4th February, 2024

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £79.99 £59.99

Pay In 4 Installments: £14.99 per month

Registration Deadline:

3rd February, 2024

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AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

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Course Overview

  1. In-Depth Exploration: “Decoding Islamic Epistemology: Traditions, Texts, and Truths” takes participants on a profound journey into the intricate realm of Islamic epistemology through a series of ten engaging sessions.
  2. Foundational Insights: Beginning with an introduction to religious epistemology, the course sheds light on its pivotal role in the modern Islamic context, emphasizing its significance in Da’wa – the propagation of Islamic teachings.
  3. Qur’anic Perspective: Participants will delve into the Qur’anic perspective on knowledge, unraveling the dynamics within communities of knowers and exploring the historical facets that shape the Islamic approach to knowledge.
  4. Thorough Examination: The curriculum goes beyond the surface, conducting a comprehensive exploration of Kalam epistemology. Topics such as foundationalism, evidentialism, and sources of knowledge are scrutinized, providing a deep understanding of the philosophical underpinnings.
  5. Interconnections: The course doesn’t just stop at Islamic epistemology; it delves into the intricate relationship between natural theology and Islamic epistemology. It also explores Fitra-based epistemology, addressing contemporary issues that resonate in the field.
  6. Practical Application: The journey concludes with a session on Islamic religious epistemology and its practical application in Da’wa. This final session equips participants with a framework to understand and articulate Islamic beliefs, tailored for those seeking profound insights into the relevance of Islamic epistemology in contemporary religious discourse.
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Seerah Ibn Hisham learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding Religious Epistemology: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the foundational concepts of religious epistemology and its crucial role in contemporary Islamic thought and practice.
  • Exploring Qur’anic Perspectives: Delve into the Qur’anic perspective on knowledge, examining how Islamic teachings view the acquisition, dissemination, and application of knowledge within the context of the sacred text.
  • Community Dynamics: Analyze the dynamics within communities of knowledge in Islam, exploring how collective understanding and interpretation shape the epistemological landscape within Islamic societies.
  • Kalam Epistemology: Develop a thorough comprehension of Kalam epistemology, focusing on key philosophical aspects such as foundationalism, evidentialism, and the diverse sources through which knowledge is derived in Islamic tradition.
  • Interconnected Philosophies: Investigate the intricate relationship between natural theology and Islamic epistemology, understanding how these philosophical perspectives intersect and influence each other within the broader context of Islamic thought.
  • Fitra-Based Epistemology: Explore Fitra-based epistemology as a unique approach to understanding knowledge from an Islamic standpoint, and critically engage with contemporary issues in the field, recognizing their relevance in modern discourse.
  • Application in Da’wa: Acquire practical skills in applying Islamic religious epistemology to Da’wa, enabling participants to effectively communicate and defend Islamic beliefs in various contemporary contexts.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Deeper Understanding: By the conclusion of the course, students will have acquired a profound understanding of the nature, ideas, and sources that underpin religious knowledge in a general context, with a specific focus on how these concepts manifest within the rich tapestry of Islamic tradition.
  • Comparative Analysis: Students will develop a framework for critically evaluating and comparing various religious epistemologies. This skill set will empower them to discern the nuances and unique aspects of Islamic epistemology in relation to other religious traditions.
  • Framework for Evaluation: Armed with knowledge and analytical tools, participants will possess a structured framework for evaluating religious epistemologies. This includes the ability to assess the coherence, internal consistency, and practical implications of different approaches to knowledge within religious contexts.
  • Shaping Muslim Beliefs: The course will equip students with insights into the profound impact of religious epistemology on shaping Muslim beliefs. They will understand how these epistemological foundations contribute to the formation of a coherent worldview within Islamic communities.
  • Application in Da’wa: Participants will gain an appreciation for the practical relevance of religious epistemology in Da’wa. They will be capable of articulating and defending Islamic beliefs with a deeper understanding of the philosophical underpinnings, contributing to more effective communication and engagement.

Decoding Islamic Epistemology

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Seerah Ibn Hisham learning outcomes

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Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 38000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?

If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?

There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.

I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.
Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 38000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.

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