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IAP 2006 Activity

Islamic Doctrine
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Six lectures with Q&A sessions. This series explains what Muslims believe, and why. It is suitable both for non-Muslims, who would like to gain insight into the subject, and for Muslims, who wish to have a more detailed understanding and/or review. Major topics covered are: Reason in Islam, Sources of Doctrine, Islamic Concept of God and His Attributes, Angels, Revealed Books, Prophets, Resurrection and the Hereafter, Destiny and Free Will.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/mitmsa/www/resources/IAPclass.htm
Contact: Suheil Laher, W11, (617) 448-6361, msa_imam@mit.edu
Sponsor: Muslim Chaplaincy

Lecture 1
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
Overview of Islam, The Purpose of Life, Sources of Doctrine, Reason and its Place, Existence of Allah, Belief in Allah
Wed Jan 11, 06-07:30pm, 1-134

Lecture 2
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
Attributes of Allah. Belief in Qadar ("Destiny")
Thu Jan 12, 06-07:30pm, 1-134

Lecture 3
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
Unseen Worlds: Angels and Jinn
Wed Jan 18, 06-07:30pm, 1-134

Lecture 4
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
Divine Communication: Scripture and Prophets
Thu Jan 19, 06-07:30pm, 1-134

Lecture 5
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
Beyond Death: Human Existence in the Intermediate Realm, between Death and the Day of Judgment. Overview of signs before the Day of Judgment, and the end of this world.
Wed Jan 25, 06-07:30pm, 1-134

Lecture 6
Suheil Laher, Aaron Spevack
The Hereafter: Resurrection, Intercession, Questioning and Accounting, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. Relationship between Faith and Deeds.
Thu Jan 26, 06-07:30pm, 1-134
Latest update: 07-Dec-2005

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