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Aug 19 - Islam and Society is a Course

Aug 19 - Islam and Society

Ended 21 Dec 2019
4 credits

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Full course description


To provide students with a broad understanding of the history of Islam and the formation of societies and its impact on the modern world. The module aims to provide insights into the role Islam in shaping historical and contemporary social, religious, cultural, intellectual, and political features of society development. It focuses on both the achievements and contributions of Islam, as well as challenges with modernity, democracy, and pluralism.


Professor Glenn Hardaker



Online forums will be used to support the scaffolding of knowledge, understanding and abilities. The teaching style will include video conferencing, discussion forums and activity based learning techniques. The focus of the teaching style will be determined through learning diagnostics, undertaken by students, which will identify learning styles needs. A cooperative learning framework is used as a means of supporting equity for both teaching and learning styles.

Video Overview

What you get

  • Introduction to the history of Islam and Muslim societies
  • Epistemology and the notion of unity in supporting culture and institutions in Islam
  • The emergence of classical Qur’anic exegesis and its implications to modern times
  • The Qur’an and the Prophetic traditions, or ḥadīths, that facilitated Muslim societies\
  • Islam and the interrelationship with global politics
  • Transnational Ummah: the relationship between faith and politics for the Muslim Community
  • Islam and Globalisation: A South East Asian perspective