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A Compass for the Seeker of Knowledge: Navigating Islamic Sciences and Related Disciplines
Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This will be an educational event which aims to help navigate students in approaching Islamic sciences and other fields. It will cover a wide variety of topics including Fiqh, ‘Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, contemporary religions, Muslim world, and knowledge of history, philosophy and ethics to name a few. Islam is a way of life and to truly do justice in studying it, a holistic approach is required, that has been a legacy of classical scholars and traditional schools of the past.
This course is an overview of that approach which we hope will inspire students to widen their horizons in their learning. This course will be taught using contemporary teaching methods using power point presentation and hand-outs and related written materials will be provided to participants.
The course will be taught by Sohaib Saeed, a Scottish student of the Qur’an and a writer, translator and occasional imam. He is presently pursuing a degree in Quranic Studies at the Faculty of Theology (Usul al-Din) of the world-renowned Al-Azhar University, Egypt, after attaining degrees in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Sohaib is passionate about community work, education and dialogue. He authors the popular website Quranica.com and blogs at Dialogic.ws.
Compass Talk: 8pm (after Maghrib salah 7:30pm) - Friday 14th September.
Central Mosque Exhibition Hall, 50 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT
Compass Course: 10am - 5pm, Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd September.
Lecture Theatre 175 (ground floor) Old College, North West Corner, South Bridge Edinburgh EH8 9YL
£20 - registration required
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