The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Join us for an introduction to the Sharia and Islamic law, and learn more about some of the diverse roles they play in Muslim life
Kursarten
E-Learning
Fachbereich

Recht

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Gain an insight into some of the diversity of Muslim belief and practice

In this ground-breaking new course, students will work with renowned academics from the University of Edinburgh and other leading universities across the world to explore scholarly perspectives on the Sharia and Islamic law.

This five-week course explores some of the diverse roles that the Sharia and Islamic law have played in Muslim life, both historically and today, encouraging students to think critically about the nature of religious law and its many manifestations.

The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about how the Sharia has been understood in Muslim life and law in different parts of the world, both historically and today.

Kursziele
Reflect on the nature of modern law, and explore the distinctions between secular and religious law.,Collaborate with others on broadening your knowledge.,Read and reflect on primary sources ranging from prominent poets, popular chat shows, award-winning documentaries, Islamist leaders, and the Qur’an itself.,Read and interpret cutting edge research and hear from leading academic experts.,Explore some of the controversies surrounding the Sharia and Islamic law in a collegial manner in an academic environment.,Assess the impact of colonialism in the Muslim World.,Investigate the place of Islamic law in modern sources such as constitutions, and some of the debates over the role of religious law in modern societies.
Anforderungen
The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about how the Sharia has been understood in Muslim life and law in different parts of the world, both historically and today.
Kurssprache
Englisch