Decoding Liberalism, Feminism & Secularism

Decoding Liberalism, Feminism & Secularism

About The Course

This course will begin with the historical overview and fundamentals of dominating Western ideologies. It will focus on exploring contemporary Western ideologies, such as Liberalism, Feminism, and Secularism, in the light of Islam. Furthermore, the course will explore key challenges related to the compatibility of these beliefs with the Islamic framework of morality.

There will be discussions on a range of contemporary issues and challenges facing Islam and Muslims like the philosophy of liberalism, individualism, liberal morality, freedom of expression, liberal reformation of Islam, the future course of liberalism. The course will also analyse the rise of feminism among Muslims, gender justice and equality, women empowerment, secularism and democracy from an Islamic perspective, and Western myths and realities.

This course is suitable for academics, intellectuals, university students, and anyone interested in understanding the current socio-political system from the lens of Islam, helping you navigate life as a Muslim in contemporary society.

Course Team

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Ustadh Asadullah Ali Al-Andalusi

(Lecturer, AlBalagh Academy)

Professor Ovamir Anjum

(Professor, University of Toledo, USA)

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Ustadh Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

(Sapience Institute, UK)

Ustadh Abdullah Al-Andalusi

Ustadh Abdullah Al Andalusi

(International Muslim Thinker, Speaker and Debater, London, UK)

Mohammed Hijab

Mohammed Hijab

(Researcher in Islamic Studies at SOAS University, London, UK)

Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Mufti Abdur Rahman Mangera

(Whitethread Institute, London, UK)

AT A GLANCE

16 Live Online Sessions

Duration : 6 months

Sundays, 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App

Personalised Feedback

Certificate

From £9.99/Month

(For 6 Months)

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Starts on 20th February 2022

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £79.99 £49.99

(Upto 40% Early Bird Scholarship)

Pay In 6 Installments: £13.33 £9.99 per month

Registration Deadline:

19th February 2022

Al Balagh Scholarship

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

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 MODULES

1

Introduction to the course

2

The Age Of Enlightenment

3

Understanding Liberalism

4

Liberal Morality and Freedom of Expression

5

Liberalism as a Philosophy

6

Decoding Contemporary Liberalism

7

Does Islam need Liberal Reformation?

8

Understanding Feminism

9

Gender Justice, Equality and Women Rights – A Comparison

10

Decoding Feminism from an Islamic Perspective

11

Islamic Approach to Women Rights

12

Understanding Secularism

13

Decoding Secularism from an Islamic Perspective

14

Islamic Political Thoughts – Contemporary Approach

15

Open Q&A

Course Overview

Western ideologies have become the most popular ideologies across the globe. These dominating ideologies directly or indirectly shape our life, thought, and beliefs, i.e. how we perceive the reality of the world, our worldview and morality. As Muslims, it is not only important but highly essential that we understand these philosophical world views in light of Islam. Learn from Muslim subject experts and scholars. Learn about the historical growth of these ideologies, their fundamental tenets, what Islam has to say about them and how we as Muslims ought to live with them.

Decoding Liberalism, Feminism and Secularism online course aims to construe these Western ideologies from an Islamic perspective.

The course will categorically focus on describing the fundamental basis of these ideologies, their impact on the Muslim community and the Islamic approach to such doctrines in the contemporary context.

The course will provide you with an overview on feminist ideologies, its Impact on the woman in Western & Muslim societies, women’s rights and Western myths, the status of men and women in Islam, civil & political rights in Islam, Muslim “Liberal Reformists”, secular liberal democratic state and Islamic state, secular moral framework vs Islamic, and a brief discussion on the role of secularism in Muslim majority and minority countries.

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Learning Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Explore the fundamentals and contemporary implications of Liberalism.
  • Compare the moral framework of a Secular society with that of an Islamic society.
  • Analyse the rise of feminism and its impact on the global Muslim diaspora.
  • Discuss the misconceptions and misinterpretations of Islamic principles by Western scholars.
  • Navigate the current and future dynamics of Western ideologies from an Islamic perspective.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals and contemporary implications of Liberalism.
  • Differentiate between the moral framework of a Secular society with that of an Islamic society.
  • Learn about the uprise of feminism and its impact on the global Muslim diaspora
  • Know the misconceptions and misinterpretations of Islamic principles presented by Western media.
  • Navigate the current and future dynamics of Western ideologies from an Islamic perspective.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 5000+ 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 5000+ 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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