Saving Iman (OD)- Session 1 (click to load lesson)

Essential reading

Lesson Slides


(Pages 19 –  30)

Additional Reading


God, Islam, and the Skeptic Mind p26

Books on sciences of hadith:

Hadith (The Foundations of Islam)
by Jonathan A C Brown (click link to go to amazon purchase page)

A Textbook of Hadith Studies: Authenticity, Compilation, Classification and Criticism of Hadith
by Mohammad Hashim Kamali  (click link to go to amazon purchase page)

Lesson Intro

In this lesson, we will be discussing various aspects of Islamic epistemology with particular reference to how truth claims are verified in the Islamic tradition. This will be done using a reading from a selected text.

Please note that the topics may not be covered in the exact order in which it was originally laid out in the course information page.

Class Whatsapp Group

There is a whatsapp group for students to to keep in touch with shaykh Shams and ask further questions, you will find the link in subsequent lessons.

Lesson Recording

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