Free 5-week online course, “The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction”

The University of Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a free 5-week online course, "The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction".

The course begins on May 6, 2019 and prospective students can now sign-up via the course homepage:

Delivered via the FutureLearn platform, this groundbreaking course will explore some of the diverse roles that the Sharia and Islamic law have played in Muslim life, both historically and today, encouraging students to think critically about the nature of religious law and its many manifestations.

The course includes short texts, expert interviews with colleagues at a range of institutions from across North America and Europe, as well as films, poetry, and online exercises.

Among its features, the course also integrates online ‘film nights’ as students watch award-winning documentaries such as Justice at Agadez and The Judge.

The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about these subjects in an academic setting.


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