This 4th course in the TTC series goes to some depth into the appreciation and respect for the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. It also discusses a number of questions related choice, responsibility and “predestination” – What is the Islamic belief regarding qadr and qada? What does the Qur’an mean by Allah guides and also “misguides”? Are all non-Muslims going to Hell? Are all Muslims going to Paradise? Are Paradise and Hell predestined for everyone irrespective of their faith or religion? Why would God, the Most Merciful put some people into Hell if He says He created them “weak”? Some contemporary issues are also presented, such as: Islam and democracy, usury/interest (riba) in a modern economy, Islam’s view of progress and development, changing society and modernity as a historical reality, On gender related issues, the course tackles the case of having a barrier in some mosques and Islamic gatherings between men and women, the questions of a woman praying behind a man, and the debate over whether a woman in Islam can be a Head of State or not. There is also a treatment of Islam’s view of entertainment, leisure and fun, and why Islam prohibits some things that seem to be pleasurable and social. It also looks at the question of masturbation and smoking from an Islamic perspective. What is the Jizya tax, and is its imposition on not an unfair exploitation of non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic State?
You may be interested in these courses also:
- Basic Course I (Module 101) (35 hrs.)
- Basic Course II (Module 102) (35 hrs.)
- Intermediate Course I (Module 201) (35 hrs.)
- Advanced Course (Module 301) (35 hrs.)