Fundamentals of Islamic Faith and Practices

312A Fundamentals of Islamic Faith and Practices

This course deals with the fundamentals of Islamic faith practices.  While looking at the history of Islam, the course seeks to understand the present and future of Islam.  Answers to very basic questions will build a foundation for other more critical courses in the Understanding Missions and Islam Certificate program, courses that will instruct about the articles of Islamic faith and the pillars of Islam that Muslims believe Islam stands on.  This course will begin to lay the foundations for Islamic beliefs.  Students will learn why Muslims dress in particular ways (the women in veil and some men in long shirts worn as a gown).  Other questions to be answered—Why do Muslims believe as they do? What is Ramadan? Why do Muslims go to Mecca for pilgrimage?

Required for the Understanding Christian Missions and Islam Certificate.