WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
Are you or someone you know doubting Islam?
Do you find yourself struggling to find answers?
Do you have a hard time speaking to someone about Islam?
Are you considering Islam but are unsure about certain concepts?
You are not alone.
Over the course of the last decade or more there has been a rapid proliferation of content online and in academic institutions that has eroded the faith of some people.
Seeing the rise of this phenomenon , Sapience Institute is happy to introduce the full day course:
“No Doubt – 10 Strategies to deal with your and other people’s doubts”
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR ?
STUDENTS / WORKING PROFESSIONALS
Students & Working Professionals trying to reconcile an Islamic Identity with the vicissitudes of college or professional life.
Community leaders, Imāms or Activists who deal with people who suffer from doubts and are interested in learning how to better articulate the foundations of Islam in a modern context.
Parents who are trying to understand their children’s environment and the social and mental pressures therein that may cause doubts about Islam.
People that have left Islam because of intellectual, spiritual or emotive doubts.
Non-Muslims thinking about embracing Islam but have some questions or doubts about Islam.
preachers, activists, students of knowledge or duāt engaged in the work of sharing Islam (da’wah)
What will be taught?
THE METAPHYSICAL BACKDROP
Introduction to the Course
What is a Worldview?
Components of a Worldview
The Islamic vs. The Modern Worldview
“Original Normative Disposition”
The Fītrah & Rationality
The Nature of the Heart
The Heart’s Main Fitan
Today’s Crisis and Challenges
The Source of Doubts
10 STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH DOUBTS (1-4)
Strategy #1: Be Aware
Strategy #2: No Attention
Strategy #3: Make The Distinction
Strategy #4: Your Environment:
• Spiritual Health Of The Heart
• What do the Qur’an & Sunnah say?
• How do we help others?
10 STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH DOUBTS (5 - 6)
Strategy #5: Study Islam:
•Etymology of the Term “Shubuhat”
•Light as a Parable
•Studying Islam vs. Studying…
•The Spiritual Prerequisite
•Case Study: Women’s Inheritance
•Case Study: Age of Consent
Strategy #6: Critical Thinking:
•Critical Thinking Defined
•Quranic Encouragement to Think Critically
•Awakening the Truth Within
•Moral / Ethical Doubts
10 STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH DOUBTS (7 - 10)
Strategy #7: Find a Specialist
Strategy #8: Dealing with Trauma:
•Suffering & Meaning
•Alternate Meanings to Suffering
•Another Glance at Worldviews
Strategy #9: Focus on the Heart:
•The Connection between Doubts & Spirituality
•Means to Purify the Heart
Strategy #10: Dua
Instructor - USA
Fahad Tasleem holds a BA in Economics, Graduate Studies in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on Islamic Theology and an MSc in Business. He is a student, researcher and teacher of various Islamic sciences.
Instructor - UK
Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is the author of ‘The Divine Reality: God, Islam and The Mirage of Atheism’. He has an MRes (pending), MA and a PgCert in philosophy from the University of London.