Religious Thought and Spirituality in Islam
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor(s): Reda, Nevin
Basic degree students enrol in EMT3613HS
Course Code: 
EMT6613HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
6201
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

This course is an introduction to Islamic spirituality with a focus on Sufism, often referred to as the “mystical” tradition of Islam. It offers a historical and topical survey of the tradition’s foundational beliefs, practices, and variegated expressions. The course will examine the rise of Sufi orders, the systematization of Sufi teaching and the evolution of theosophical dimensions of Sufism, and finally, the contribution of Sufism in the Islamic arts and literatures. A main concern is to foster an understanding of some of the stations and states experienced by the wayfarer on the spiritual path, as reflected in Sufi writings. Students will have the opportunity to peruse a variety of Sufi texts in translation from different cultural and linguistic zones.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2023
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
TBA
Program Requirement: 
Fulfi!ls the "tenets and thought" category for CASC
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper