Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 375: Qur'an and Hadith

RELI 375-001: Qur'an and Hadith
(Fall 2016)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Nguyen Engineering Building 1107

Section Information for Fall 2016


The Qur’an is revered as the direct word of God by nearly 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, and lies at the center of Islamic religion, culture, art, and civilization. Yet it remains a deeply misunderstood scripture. This course offers an introduction the Qur’an both as a text and as a basis of Islamic religious belief and life. The course will also examine the Hadith, a deeply revered secondary source of religious teaching for Muslim believers.

 Fulfills: CHSS Non-Western Culture requirement

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores two primary sources of Islamic belief and practice: Qur'an and Hadith. Discusses thematic structure and literary quality, and examines theological and moral issues. Also introduces various methods of interpretation and critical analysis applied to texts in both Islamic and Western scholarship. Lecture and discussion. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits in philosophy and religious studies, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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