HDS 3978

The Vocabulary of Islam

M. Shahab Ahmed


Provides students with knowledge of a broad range of key concepts, technical terms, seminal questions, and cultural motifs internal to the Islamic tradition. These constitute a vocabulary related to Quran and exegesis, Hadith, law, theology, political thought, philosophy, Sufism, ritual, literature, art, and architecture, that has permeated Islamic discourses, practices, and identities down to the modern period, and that is central to an informed understanding and further study of Islam as religion and civilizational complex. Note: May only be taken for a letter grade. Not open to auditors. Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Religion 1806


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Mon Wed 1pm-2:30pm
FAS Sever Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None