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Harvard University

Islam Through Its Scriptures

Harvard University via edX


How can you improve your understanding of Islam and its most important holy text, the Quran? How can you make sense of a tradition and a text that have been interpreted in different ways across vast geographical spaces for nearly a millennium and a half?

Using a multimedia and student-centered approach, this religion course provides tools and perspectives for understanding the role of the Quran in the Islamic tradition. Learners will develop the skills and context to read the text themselves, while also being introduced to some of the issues classical and contemporary interpreters have addressed. This approach enables learners to explore the influence of the Quran on diverse Muslim understandings of Islam.

Taught by

Ali Asani


5.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

4.9 rating at edX based on 15 ratings

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  • In the name of god
    I believe that in this class you really can understand the truth of Islam and the base of that. you can know the connection between iran and Islam and how the book of Islam were existed. they will show you the book (quran)
    from close.
    i chosen this class for fun but now i tell that it's not a joke and it's important.
    i like this class and hope you enjoy it too.
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    Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke
    by Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke completed this course.
    The course was interesting. I was impressed with the information, videos, and commentary. This is a part of a series on Traditions and Scriptures. Its not the strongest of the series, but I enjoyed learning in it.

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