About this course
This course analyses the definition of religion from an Islamic viewpoint, the superiority of Islam to all man-made religions and doctrines, the Islamic perspective on studying other religions and doctrines, and the correct methodology of dealing with the differences between Islam and other religions, including the necessary tools to refute other religions and doctrines while not being offensive.
This course aims to provide a brief analysis of the Islamic perspective on studying other religions and doctrines. Shed light on the proper way to approach other religions and doctrines. Define Religion from an Islamic and analytical viewpoint. Lay the foundations for a scholarly analysis and interpretation of the different religions and doctrines of the world. Familiarize students with the correct methodology of dealing with the differences between Islam and other religions. Demonstrate the superiority of Islam to all man-made religions and doctrines. Provide students with the necessary tools to refute other religions and doctrines while not being offensive. Shed light on the importance of giving dawah to each individual while possessing a deep understanding of faith. Clarifying issues of Aqeedah sometimes confused with other religions.(3 credit hours)
About the Instructor(s)
Dr. David Solomon Jalajel is teaching Research Methodology and Logic at Mishkah University. Jalajel is also a researcher at the Prince Sultan Research Institute in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Formerly, he taught Islamic Theology and Legal Theory at the Dar al-Uloom in Cape Town, South Africa.
Jalajel holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of the Western Cape, where he also earned his MA. He graduated from the Dar al-Uloom in Cape Town, South Africa where he continued to earn the Higher Specialisation in Islamic Law and the Higher Specialisation in Arabic Language. He has published three books: Women and Leadership in Islamic Law: A Critical Analysis of Classical Legal Texts (Routledge), Expressing I’rab: The Presentation of Arabic Grammatical Analysis (UWC) and Islam and Biological Evolution: Exploring Classical Sources and Methodologies (UWC).
His research interests concern how traditional approaches to Islamic theology and law relate to contemporary Muslim society.