Religious Thought and Spirituality in Islam

Date Cancelled
College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Reda, Nevin
Course Code EMT3610HS
NOTE: Graduate degree students enrol in EMT6610HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 6101
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islamic religious practices and mysticism. The course is primarily concerned with the growth of mystical tradition in Islam, the rise of asceticism, the early forms of personal piety that culminated into emphasis over mystical dimensions of Islamic religious experience and practice. The course will examine the rise of Sufi orders, the systematization of Sufi teaching and the evolution of theosophical dimensions of mysticism, and finally, the contribution of Sufism in the Islamic arts and literatures.

Schedule Mon
Start Time 10:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Additional Evaluation: Annotated bibliography, oral presentations, project (research paper), project presentation and class participation.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Previously Offered Winter 2021
Currently Offered Winter 2023