Introduction to Islamic Theology

 Introduction to Islamic Theology

About The Course

Explore the depths of Islamic Theology in this comprehensive course that delves into its rich history, key theological schools, and major controversial themes. From the foundations of pre-Islamic thought to the influential figures of Muʿtazilī, Māturīdī, Ashʿarī, and Atharī theology, each session provides a nuanced understanding of core beliefs, historical milestones, and distinctive features.

Course Team

Dr.RafaqatRashid

Shaykh Dr. Rafāqat Rashid

(Co-founder of al-Balagh Academy)

Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Malik

(A scholar and Visiting Researcher at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham (UK))

Dr Shoaib Ahmed Malik

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK )

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

(Cardiff University, UK)

Dr. Mehmet Bulgen

Dr. Mehmet Bulgen

(Lecturer, Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

Dr. Sharif Carl Tobgui

(Lecturer, Al Balagh Academy, UK)

AT A GLANCE

12+ Live Online Sessions

Duration : 12 Weeks

Sundays, 5 PM - 6:30PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App

Personalised Feedback

Certificate

From £14.99/Month

(For 4 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:

3th February 2024

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

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Course Overview

Explore the depths of Islamic Theology in this comprehensive course that delves into its rich history, key theological schools, and major controversial themes. From the foundations of pre-Islamic thought to the influential figures of Muʿtazilī, Māturīdī, Ashʿarī, and Atharī theology, each session provides a nuanced understanding of core beliefs, historical milestones, and distinctive features.

Uncover the intricacies of major controversial themes, such as Free Will vs. Predestination, Divine Justice, Sufism, and Political Theology. Sessions also address the delicate balance between reason and revelation, exploring the criteria for Aqeedah and the factors that invalidate Iman.

Join us for an enlightening journey that combines in-depth knowledge with open forums for questions, recommended reading lists, and guidance on further studies in Islamic Theology. Equip yourself with a profound understanding of theological principles, ensuring a comprehensive grasp of this vital aspect of Islamic tradition.

Introduction to Islamic Theology Course Overview
Introduction to Islamic Theology Course Overview
Introduction to Islamic Theology Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive Knowledge of Islamic Theological Schools: Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of major Islamic theological schools, including Muʿtazilī, Māturīdī, Ashʿarī, and Atharī, exploring their foundational beliefs, key figures, and distinctive features.

  • Critical Analysis and Discernment: Develop critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate theological arguments, controversies, and themes, enabling students to discern the strengths and weaknesses inherent in different theological perspectives.

  • Mastery of Core Theological Principles: Attain a deep mastery of core theological principles, including the nature of God, divine attributes, free will, predestination, and the role of reason, providing a solid foundation for understanding the complexities of Islamic theology.

  • Comparative Theological Evaluation: Through guided discussions and reflections, students will compare and contrast the theological positions of Muʿtazilī, Māturīdī, Ashʿarī, and Atharī schools, appreciating the nuanced differences and commonalities within the broader Islamic theological tradition.

  • Application to Contemporary Discourse: Gain the ability to apply insights from historical theological debates to contemporary discussions, recognizing the enduring relevance of these theological perspectives in addressing modern challenges and contributing to current philosophical and theological dialogues.

  • Effective Communication and Discussion: Develop strong communication skills through open forums and discussions, enabling students to articulate their understanding of Islamic theology, engage in meaningful dialogue, and contribute thoughtfully to discussions on major controversial themes within the Islamic tradition.

Introduction to Islamic Theology Learning Outcomes

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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 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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