Introduction to Islam

Dispelling the Misconceptions!
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  • Lectures 22
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

This interactive course looks at some of the most common misconceptions that people have about Islam and seeks to clarify those misconceptions. In addition to addressing misconceptions, this introductory course introduces the student to the five pillars of Islam.

Have you ever wondered what Islam REALLY teaches?

Does Islam promote terrorism or suicide bombing?

Does ISIS represent all the Muslims?

Why are those Muslims always fighting?

Why do Muslim women cover? Do they sleep with their clothes on?

What exactly DOES Islam teach?

These are just a few of the many questions that will be addressed in this course.

The course is designed for those genuinely interested in finding out about Islam. If your desire is to be argumentative and insulting, this course is NOT for you. There are 21 lectures and three quizzes, with approximately 3.8 hours of lectures.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no special requirements.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • List and discuss the five pillars of Islam
  • Correctly pronounce various Islamic terms
  • Discuss many of the misunderstandings that abound regarding Islam
  • Evaluate and respond to false allegations about the Islamic faith
  • Formulate a plan for dispelling misconceptions about the Islamic way of life
  • Explain the concept of worship in Islam
  • Briefly discuss the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
  • Describe some of the scientific miracles of the Quran

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for someone who is sincere, has an open mind and an open heart. This course is NOT for an argumentative person.

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Course Overview
04:40
Instructor Introduction
04:12
Course Objectives
05:06
Section 2: Warm-Up Activity: Common Misconceptions
Common Misconceptions
09:20
Section 3: The Pillars of Islam
The Pillars of Islam
15:42
The One & Only
19:09
The Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful
05:42
Prophet Muhammad
13:29
The Quran
08:43
The Scientific Miracles of the Quran
Preview
15:47
5 questions

The quiz will cover Lectures 5-8 and consists of only 5 fill in the blank questions.

The Prayer
19:12
Charity
06:13
Fasting
08:08
The Pilgrimage
08:53
5 questions

The quiz will cover Lectures 9-12 and will consist of three fill in the blank and two true-false questions.

Section 4: Addressing & Dispelling Misconceptions
Terrorism
14:38
Beheadings
08:07
Jihad
09:49
Ninja & Oppression
Preview
14:33
Ninja & Oppression, Part 2
14:44
Polygyny
05:30
Action Plan
06:36
5 questions

The quiz will cover Lectures 13-17 and will consist of five true/false questions.

Recommended Websites
03:30

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Instructor Biography

Etc Services, Udemy Instructor

EtcServices offers editing, tutorial, and consulting services and is run by Umm Ibrahim, an American who has been a teacher for more than 20 years. In 1986, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Temple University. Immediately following graduation, she attended an Arabic Intensive Summer Program at Middlebury College. She received a Master's Degree in Education in 1991 (from the University of Pennsylvania), with a major in both Reading/Writing/Literacy and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has experience teaching children and adults, both in the states and abroad. Her experience includes teaching ESL, EFL, English, Spanish, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Reading (She is a Certified Reading Specialist).

Additionally, she has studied at several Islamic universities and institutes- correspondence, online and on-site (in Arabic-speaking countries) and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in shariah.

In addition to teaching and studying, Umm Ibrahim has designed several English and Education courses for an online university. Below are some reviews of her online classes.

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5 Star! Outstanding instructor & very informative course. I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this course.However, upon finishing, I feel the instructor helped me to achieve a better understanding of Islam, as opposed to how the media or certain misguided groups portray it.The course is very well organized.I give this course 5 stars and recommend that everyone take it.You will be amazed!

Neefy Renthrope, Introduction to Islam, Dispelling the Misconceptions, Udemy

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English had never been a subject I enjoyed doing. I did it simply because it was a compulsory subject. However, logging into the English 102 online class, I just didn't want the class to end! The depth of information, the elaborate way it was presented, never ceased to fascinate me.It is simply amazing how Sr. Rasheedah is able to keep her students glued to the screen; you simply feel the vibrancy of the class as if it were a brick and mortar classroom! I am looking forward to being her student again.

Twahir Kassim, Kenya, student, English 102, online university, Regional Coordinator - East Africa

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Sr Rasheedah is so good (May God preserve her). I find all the classes absolutely amazing. I am greatly indebted to her for the amazing teachings.I love how she teaches.This is the first time I am studying Education as a discipline, and I think the courses are really well designed. I am learning so much; the lessons are so full of gems that I am constantly learning new things and ideas keep coming to me for my adult students too.

Madeeha Bokhari, Bangladesh, Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction, Eng 101, Eng 102, Introduction to Pedagogy, online university

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I had the privilege of being a student of Sister Rasheedah for Eng 101 & Eng 102.

English 101 covered note-taking skills. The ease and flow Sr. Rasheedah has in teaching English language was tremendous. Note-taking and making short notes for lectures is very important, as it plays an important part when revising study materials or preparing to give lectures.

Sr. Rasheedah, being an educator and having years of teaching and training expertise, taught us a very professional approach for note-taking from lectures, books, and preparatory notes for public speaking.

Mohammad Irfan, Civil Engineer, UAE, English 101 & English 102, online university

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