14 WEEK COURSE Starts 21st February 2021

Exploring the Nature of God

Mix of Pre-Recordings & Live Sessions | Weekends


14 WEEK COURSE Starts 21st February 2021

Exploring the Nature of God

Mix of Pre-Recordings & Live Sessions | Weekends

Are you taking a course on philosophy? Are you confused about your faith? Do you want to learn the Islamic perspective on Western philosophical ideas?

This 14-week course will introduce the students to the essential concepts, major thinkers terminologies, texts, methodologies and debates within the Western and Islamic intellectual tradition with reference to questions about God’s nature and His attributes.

The course will explore some of the major debates revolving around the essential attributes of God such as omnipotence, omniscience, divine morality and divine will. The course will also explore the intricate discussions on the problem of evil and as well as sociological and psychological perspectives on the concept and utility of religion. Divine hiddenness and the nature of non-belief will be elaborated upon too. The aforementioned themes will be approached in a comparative framework crossing between Western and Islamic intellectual traditions.

Dates

The course is available until 31st August 2021

Live & Pre-Recorded Sessions

Sessions will take place on the weekends from 7 pm GMT for 2 hours

Course Fee

For only £159.00
The course is a module from Mastercourse on Islam, Philosophy, Science and Religion

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What our students say about the course

"The course has enabled me to delve into Western and Eastern philosophical traditions and truly understand where many ideas and issues in Aqeedah have risen from.

Before partaking in the course I was weary of studying philosophy since I have heard negative feedback on it, since it is a delicate issue and depends on who is teaching it with what bias. However, Alhamdulillah through the guidance of amazing and inspirational teachers I was able to appreciate works of philosophy and can now clearly see the foundation of ideas and how philosophical arguments regarding epistemology and even the metaphysics arose.

I definitely feel more confident in talking about Aqeedah, and challenges posed and raised by Western Academia and literature. I also found it interesting to note that many articles in our Western Education system is made up, more specifically Haeckel's Embryology. "

Sumaiya Hossain
Student

"I really enjoyed the interdisciplinary approach the course took, and appreciated the depth of expertise/knowledge of the teachers and instructors.

The passion the teachers had for their subject areas and philosophy itself (that many may deem boring or irrelevant) has really encouraged me to explore this field further. It was both intellectually and spiritually stimulating and fulfilling. It has definitely acquainted me with tools for critical thinking, taught me how to unpack an argument, counter-argue, and most importantly has increased the quality of my faith.

The introduction to the course made me feel like it was going to be worthwhile and promising and I must say the whitethread team have really ensured it was carried through.

I would recommend this for all those who have studied the tradition through the alimiyyah route. Generally, i feel that Whitethread has opened doors for those who wish to pursue further studies or are looking for guidance on how to make all that they have learnt relevant. It is a beacon of hope for young scholars who are serious about the role that they have within their community. I pray Allah blesses all the teachers/team for their efforts behind us and makes them the leader of the pious."

Summia Raihan
Student

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Course Content

Exploring the Nature of God (14 Sessions)

Please Note: This course is Module 2 from the Mastercourse on Islam, Philosophy, Science and Religion Course, for full details of the full course, click here.

Instructor
Ustad Safaruk Chowdhury & Ustad Imran Iqbal
Duration
14 Weeks
Course Starts
21 February 2021
Registration Deadline
28 February 2021
Sessions
Online – Live and Pre-Recorded
Certificate
No
Course Fee
£159.00

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Instructors

Dr. Safaruk Chowdhury

Studied Philosophy as an undergraduate at Kings College London after which he travelled to Cairo to study the Islamic studies curriculum at al-Azhar university, focussing on Islamic law. He also studied extensively in private with a number of scholars with a keen interest in Arabic tafsir (exegesis) and balagha (rhetoric). He returned to the UK where he completed his MA in Islamic studies with distinction at SOAS thereafter taking up his doctoral studies on the life and work of the great khurasanian Sufi and hadith specialist Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412/1021). His PhD was published in 2018 by Equinox Publishing. Currently, he is pursuing studies in philosophical theology and Sufism with a forthcoming publication on the problem of evil within Islamic thought (AUC Press). He is a professional translator, teacher and examiner as well as curriculum consultant for GCSE, A-Level and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

Ustad Imran Iqbal

After initially completing his Masters degree in Engineering (MEng) at Queen Mary University (University of London) went on to diversify his academic background by pursuing an MA from SOAS (University of London) in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and another from Birkbeck College (University of London) in Philosophy with his thesis written on Imam al-Ghazali’s view on scientific knowledge and causality. He has also pursued classical Islamic knowledge by studying under a number of local Ulama in London and concentrating on basic Islamic sciences such as Ilm al-Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Ulum al-Hadith, Aqida and Ilm al-Kalam. His areas of interest include: Islamic philosophy and theology, Islamic legal theory, Islamic history of ‘ideas’, philosophy of science and the scientific method, epistemology and metaphysics in Western and Islamic thought. He has a number of published book reviews in specialist academic journals and is currently pursuing a research project tentatively titled, ‘Trajectories in Islamic theological dispute’. He is also a qualified teacher of Physics and Critical Thinking.

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