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Islamic Studies

The Jamia Al-Nur Islamic Studies Programme aims to research in all areas of Islamic Studies, past and present. The study of the Qur’an and Hadith from the Arabic texts, and the analysis and translation of Islamic texts from Arabic into English form the core activities of the Centre. Programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of Islam; and its manifestations in the modern world. The programme is distinguished by its focus on the contemporary Islamic thought and various theological responses to the challenge of modernity. It examines the theoretical encounter with modernity and the various issues – political, legal, philosophical and theological as a result of such an encounter with Islam. The programme aims to develop a critical hermeneutical understanding of both insider and outsider approaches to Islam, and current issues and debates within these discourses such as Quranic interpretation, Shari‘a, Sufism, theology, gender and politics. The programme does not neglect classical Islamic thought as this heritage still informs the contemporary debate and discussion of Islam. It is suitable for teachers, Imams, community leaders, civil servants and all those who are interested in the academic study of Islam in the modern world.

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