This subject addresses contemporary issues facing Islam and Muslims in the modern life from personal to public and local to international spheres. This subject sheds lights on controversial topics like jihad, extremism and shari'ah; examines the heated debates about Islam and Muslims like women rights, Islamism as a political ideology and bioethical discussions and explores Muslims' experience with living Islam under some local and global circumstances. Before delving into the aforementioned topics, colloquial and terminological meanings are delineated. Then, Islamic bases of the issues are provided by addressing Quran and Sunnah. Giving historical, cultural and socio-political circumstances, issues are weighed in the contemporary local and global contexts. This study will be an introduction to historical, socio-political and global studies about Islam and Muslims.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
ISL451 Paired Subject
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