Foundations, Flounderings & Faith - Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 1 Core Courseribaat level 1 icon

View a short segment of this course: Foundations, Flounderings, and Faith with Anse Tamara Gray

Course Code: ELE 100

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 25 - May 10, 2018
Timings: Thursdays, 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered in the Spring Term of each year.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Summary: Belief and practice are the essential building blocks for Muslims and, as such, in order to build a fortress of faith, we need solid building materials. This course will cover basic ʿaqīda (tenets of belief), discuss issues of practice, and attempt to answer controversial questions. We will build a community of faithful friends, quell the floundering heart, and revive the faithful heart.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and write one reflection paper.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

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  1. Being Muslim: A Practical Guide by Asad Tarsin
  2. Islam Religion of Life by Abdul Wadod Shalabi

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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