The Islamic Approach to Natural Philosophy

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The Islamic Approach to Natural Philosophy

About the Course

Al Balagh is offering this novel course on the Islamic approach, followed by early Muslim scholars, to investigate the natural world. The early scholars of Islam have set various principles, or doctrines, to understand the world and to explain the creed. Their work came under the title Ilm al-Kalam, much of which was concerned with the theological part.

This course aims to revisit the Kalam exploring the two sectors of knowledge: the world and the Islamic creed. The first part is called Daqiq al-Kalam, and the second part is called Jaleel al-Kalam. The course will focus on the first part, which is concerned with the physics of the world as envisioned by the early Mutakallimun. The second part is mostly speculative and is concerned with Divinity and the Divine attributes, which is not a subject of our task in this course.

The course will be delivered by subject expert Professor Altaie, who is a specialist in theoretical cosmology and quantum field theory and have studied Daqiq al-Kalam over the past 30 years and construed the basic principles of the Islamic approach for natural philosophy. Altaie published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written a comprehensive book on Daqiq al-Kalam which is published in Arabic and has been translated into English, expected to be published soon. Altaie is a well-known scholar pioneering the work in this field of knowledge.

Course Team

Prof. M.B. Altaie

(Leeds, United Kingdom)

AT A GLANCE

12 Live Interactive Online Sessions

3 Months

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Online Learning Material

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Starts on February 14, 2021.

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £79.99  £39.99

Pay In 4 Installments: £9.99 per month 

Registration Deadline

January 31, 2020

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Course Team

Prof. M.B. Altaie

(Leeds, United Kingdom)

Modules

SESSION

1

Historical Introduction

Historical Introduction

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

SESSION

2

General Overview: the methodology and the vision

General Overview: the methodology and the vision

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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3

The Basic Principles: summary 

The Basic Principles: summary 

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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4

Atomism

Atomism

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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5

Temporality

Temporality

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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6

Re-Creation

Re-Creation

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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7

Indeterminism 

Indeterminism 

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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8

Space and time integrity

  Space and time integrity

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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9

Applications I: The theory of re-creation and modern physics

Applications I: The theory of re-creation and modern physics

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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10

Causality: an Islamic outlook

Causality: an Islamic outlook

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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11

The Size of the Universe and the Fate of the Sun

The Size of the Universe and the Fate of the Sun

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

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12

The Anthropic Principle

The Anthropic Principle

Core module

Prof. M.B. Altaie

Course Overview

The first three sessions of the course will be preparatory, including a historical background about the discourse of Islamic Kalam, exposing the difference between Daqiq al-kalam and Jalil al-kalam and the methodology used in deducing the arguments; An overview of the five principles of Daqiq al-kalam.

The next five sessions will consider an in-depth explanation of the five principles of Daqiq al-kalam. A full lecture will be dedicated to each of those principles.

The remaining four sessions will reflect on the applications of some well - known topics in
philosophy and religion, including the controversial old subject of causality, a modern problem of quantum measurement (physics) and the anthropic principle (philosophy and physics). An example from old philosophy and religion debate (al-Ghazali and Averroes) will be presented, exposing the strength of kalam arguments against the traditional philosophical arguments. Read more

Course Aims and Objectives: 

The course aims to- :

  • Introduce the subject of Islamic kalam from a modern perspective and explain the difference between the two sections of kalam.
  • Discuss the basic principles of Daqiq al-Kalam, which constitute the foundations of the Islamic approach to natural philosophy. 
  • Explain the five principles of Daqiq al-kalam and expose its implications.
  • Illustrate how Daqiq al-kalam can furnish the foundation for the new approach to construe fatwa decisions on social matters.
  • Expose the impact of the Islamic approach on fundamental issues in philosophy and religion like causality, the status of the universe and the fate of its major constituents.
  • Demonstrate that this Islamic approach can furnish modern science to understand and resolve paradoxes and some outstanding problems in physics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course, the students will be able to: 

  • Explain the difference between Daqiq al-kalam and Jaleel al-kalam
  • Expose the role of Daqiq al-kalam as a scientific approach that can be used to serve the human interest as well as consolidate the belief.
  • Elaborate on the role of modern sciences in elevating our understanding of religion.
  • Explain how religious belief in a creator dominating the world will enable us to understand the world, our self and our destiny much better.

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

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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].

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