Duration: 6 weeks (1 day per week)
Location(s): The course will be delivered in two forms: online through the use of virtual classrooms or offline in Central London with physical classrooms. Students can enroll on either course depending on their geographical location.
Instructor: Adam Deen
Course Start Date: November 2012
What is Muslim Apologetics?
Muslim apologetics is a field of Islamic theology that aims to present a rational basis for the Muslim faith, defend the faith against objections, and expose the flaws in critiques of Islam from other worldviews.
The Deen Institute provides Muslim apologetics courses aimed to equip believers to respond thoughtfully to the challenges Muslims face in contemporary society through the study of Muslim apologetics. The term "apologetic" comes from the Greek word apologia (απολογία), which means in defense of. Muslim Apologetics is a discipline within Islamic theology which seeks to defend the Muslim Faith and involves communicating Muslim truth claims with relevance and credibility to today's culture.
We aim is to equip believers to respond thoughtfully to the challenges Muslims face. Muslim Apologetics is the defense of the Islamic Faith and involves presenting Islamic truth claims with relevance and credibility to today's culture. The purpose of the Institute is to train Muslim scholars, leaders and lay people to communicate the Islamic faith in a way that is accurate, appealing and defensible. The Institute is helping develop godly leaders who will equip and encourage people to communicate and explain the Islamic faith coherently and rationally. The end result is a holistic preparation for Islamic scholarship, which enables students to articulate their worldview cogently in the modern world.
Why Muslim Apologetics?
A highly important benefit of studying apologetics is the encouragement and strengthening of personal faith. Students explore and research thoughtful, sound responses to their own questions as well as issues raised by other writers, thinkers, skeptics, and classmates.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• Fulfill God’s command to defend the truth.
• Develop the ability to competently address key issues within modern culture, which both Muslims and non-Muslims alike wrestle with.
• Interact with and research contemporary ethical and philosophical issues within the context of Islam
• Sharpen your skills in articulating and defending the Muslim faith while deepening your understanding of the philosophical and theological disciplines.
Who is this course suitable for?
- MA practitioners
- Dawah Carriers