2017 Offering: Two-day program of academic lectures in English

Day 1:

Morning Session: Approaches to “The Study of Islam”; Where to begin?; Doubts and questions about belief system
Afternoon Session: Freewill and Predestination; Nature vs. Nurture; Muslim by birth or by choice?; Creation of Humanity; and so on

Day 2:

Morning Session: Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan; Land Reforms; Interest (Riba’) and Islamic Banking
Afternoon Session: The Spiritual Path; Concepts – I’tidal and Ihtiyat; Training; Practice

Day 1 Slideshow (2:47:30) | 31 Dec 2016

Day 2 Slideshow (3:08:59) | 1 Jan 2017

Day 1 Morning (audio-only):
Day 1 Afternoon (audio-only):
Day 2 Morning (audio-only):
Day 2 Afternoon (audio-only):

2016 Offering: Series of ten academic lectures in English

Lecture titles:

  1. Introduction to Ethics and Theology
  2. Studying Revelation: The Role of Intellect, Knowledge, and Scholarship
  3. Science, Rationality, and the New Atheism
  4. Interpreting Quran: Textual and Thematic Tafseer
  5. Identity, Faith, and Quranic Humanism
  6. Navigating Hadith: Authenticity, Explanation, and Reconciliation
  7. Our Identity
  8. Understanding Islamic Law: Authority, Continuity, and Change
  9. Spirituality & Sufism: History, Theory, and Practice
  10. Classical Texts on Spiritual Purification

Lecture 1: Introduction to Ethics and Theology

Lecture 2: Studying Revelation: The Role of Intellect, Knowledge, and Scholarship

Lecture 3: Science, Rationality, and the New Atheism

Lecture 4: Interpreting Quran: Textual and Thematic Tafseer

Lecture 5: Identity, Faith, and Quranic Humanism

Lecture 6: Navigating Hadith: Authenticity, Explanation, and Reconciliation

Lecture 7: Our Identity

Lecture 8: Understanding Islamic Law: Authority, Continuity, and Change

Lecture 9: Spirituality & Sufism: History, Theory, and Practice

Lecture 10: Classical Texts on Spiritual Purification

Questions and Answers

Lecture 8 Q&A: Understanding Islamic Law – Questions and Answers

Lecture 10 Q&A: Spirituality & Sufism – Questions and Answers

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