The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction

Online Course

Future Learn
The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction

What is the course about?

The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction
The course The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction is an online class provided by The University of Edinburgh through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
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
Course description
  • Gain an insight into some of the diversity of Muslim belief and practice
  • 5 weeks
  • In this ground-breaking 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities and is globally recognised for research, innovation and high-quality teaching.

Prerequisites & Facts

The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction

Course Topic

History, Politics & Society, Religion, Social History

University, College, Institution

The University of Edinburgh

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction

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School: The University of Edinburgh
Topic: History, Politics & Society, Religion, Social History
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