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“Imamate in Islamic Thought”  is a 5-week online course which examines one of the core doctrines of Shia Islam. Shia Muslims believe divine leadership (imamate) to be one of the five principles of religion while Sunni Muslims regard it as a branch rather than a ‘principle’ of religion. In this course students will gain a deeper appreciation for the different perspectives on the issue of succession to the Prophet by analyzing the relevant Quranic verses and prophetic traditions. While Sunni Islam might regard succession to be a historical matter, for Shia’s, succession to the Prophet is a cornerstone of theology and religious practice.

 

Instructor: Shaykh Azhar Nasser

Course Level: Intermediate

 

Topics Covered Include:

The linguistic and technical meanings of ‘imam’

Who are the Ahlul Bayt?

The Authority of the Ahlul Bayt

The Roles of an Imam

The Election Process

Conditions of Imamate

Imam Ali’s Succession in the Quran

Imam Ali’s Succession in Hadith

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“Imamate in Islamic Thought”  is a 5-week online course which examines one of the core doctrines of Shia Islam. Shia Muslims believe divine leadership (imamate) to be one of the five principles of religion while Sunni Muslims regard it as a branch rather than a ‘principle’ of religion. In this course students will gain a deeper appreciation for the different perspectives on the issue of succession to the Prophet by analyzing the relevant Quranic verses and prophetic traditions. While Sunni Islam might regard succession to be a historical matter, for Shia’s, succession to the Prophet is a cornerstone of theology and religious practice.

 

Instructor: Shaykh Azhar Nasser

Course Level: Intermediate

 

Topics Covered Include:

The linguistic and technical meanings of ‘imam’

Who are the Ahlul Bayt?

The Authority of the Ahlul Bayt

The Roles of an Imam

The Election Process

Conditions of Imamate

Imam Ali’s Succession in the Quran

Imam Ali’s Succession in Hadith

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