Islam and Politics: An Introduction (Free Session)
Shaykh Amin Kholwadia | Streaming LIVE Online via AlBalagh Academy
Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
“The Global Politics of Islam” is a unique course, developed to deliver solid and sophisticated grounding in understanding the systemic analysis of the correlation between Islam and politics. It covers key aspects, arguments, issues, debates of historical and contemporary political scenarios concerning the amalgamation and conjecture of Islam and politics. It enumerates the different ways in which Islam influences democratisation and global politics today.
Islam and its role in politics is a heavily debated topic. Islam and Politics is a unique, comprehensive online course that imparts a fundamental understanding of the development in role of Islam in plethora of different political, social, economic and ideational settings across the breadth of the Muslim nations and Muslim governances. It provides a comparative analysis of varied manifestations of Islamist politics, trends in Islam as a significant force, and ideas in classical and contemporary Islamic political thought. It devises a critical approach to the study of Islamic politics and helps learners evaluate the ideas, beliefs, perceptions and convictions of both Muslim and non-Muslim political thinkers. It includes a briefing from thought-leaders on the relationship between Islam and politics to facilitate a thorough understanding of proposed theories, assumptions, and controversial and challenging contemporary issues.
The course unveils a set of interlocking theories, assumptions and paradoxes integral to understanding Islamist political dynamism. It provides students with a clear understanding of the critique of western and non-western governances in relationship with the challenge of political Islam.