Eight-week course, beginning January 27, 2021
Wednesdays | 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Through this eight-week course, participants will be introduced to some of the major themes of the Qur’an—the sacred text of Islamic faith and civilization. By way of the Risale-i Nur, a commentary written by Muslim theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, we will explore the Qur’an’s understanding of God; humanity; prophecy and revelation; resurrection and afterlife; and worship and justice.
Participants additionally will learn about the history and role of the Qur’an in Muslim life, its interpretive process, its use in contemporary Muslim discourse, and its aesthetic dimension.