Course Name: Comparative Religion
Credit Hours: 5.0 Simulation: 2 days Live Da’wah: 5 hours
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: At least lower credit in Science of World Religions and Islamic Da’wah Methodology.
Course Description: This course is an expository bunch of knowledge to the truth of world’s major religions. In addition to learning about these religions, the student will also be exposed to methods used to study and compare religions. Prior knowledge of the courses marked in the prerequisite section will help the students in having a successful approach to dealing with practitioners of non-Islamic faiths. Through this course, students will survey and discuss: the nature of religion, the indigenous religions of Africa, the Americas, China, and Japan, and the great religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Learning Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to :
- Have a basic approach and thinking about the major religions of the world.
- Identify relationship between traditions and religions as it relates to key geographical locations such as America, Europe, Japan, China, India and Africa at large.
- Possess remarkable knowledge of the history and nature of scriptures in use by Christians, Jews and Muslims
- Have a practical knowledge of psychological elements in world religions
- Read and interpret (paraphrase) well-known literary and cinematic works of religion.
- Interpret the relationship between religions, modernization, politics and conflicts.
Course Material: The resources for this course include pdf files, power point presentations, Audio and Video files. As a key requirement for certification, students will be required to demonstrate their skill during practical sessions either via physical or e-presence