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ENSEIGNEMENT (KU Leuven)

ENSEIGNEMENT (KU Leuven)

The Qurʾān of the legists -uṣūlîs- (Seminar)

The Qurʾān of the legists -uṣūlîs- (Seminar)What is the Qurʾān for the legists (uṣūlîs) ? This seminar will analyse why the Book of the legists is “in some subtle and important ways, different from the ‘textual’ Qurʾān” (A. Kevin Reinhart). It aims to answer to the three following questions : 1. How uṣūlîs define the boundaries of the “text between the two covers” ? ; 2. How they understand the language and the context of the Qurʾān ? 3. What are the specific hermeneutical tools established to interpret the Qurʾān ? More generaly, this seminar will (...)

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Sīra & Ḥadīṯ : Muḥammad’s Legacy

Sīra & Ḥadīṯ : Muḥammad's LegacyWho was Muḥammad ? What do the most authoritative Muslim traditions reveal about him ? How does one distinguish the man of history from the legendary man, who was subject to subsequent narrative amplifications from the first muslim religious communities ? How do the Ḥadīṯ and the Sīra literature present and elaborate such a prophetic figure ? How do they develop an original and sacred "mise en intrigue" of extraordinary destiny ? Beside those historical questions, other issues arise : how was (...)

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Christianity and Islam (Seminar)

Christianity and Islam (Seminar)In this seminar we will consider Islam’s encounter with Christianity, from the Islamic conquests of the 7th century to the internet age (and vice-versa) :
• The first section (Unit 1 & 2) of this seminar is historical. We will examine how various historical contexts have affected the Muslim understanding of Christians and Christianity (and vice-versa), from the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad to nowadays.
• The second section is systematic (Unit 3 & 4). How are Muslims/Christians (...)

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Islam and Modern Muslim Thinkers (Seminar)

Islam and Modern Muslim Thinkers (Seminar)This 12-week seminar is a survey of the varied ways in which modern Muslim thinkers have grappled with challenging modern questions. Based on selected topics as such as Religion, State, Gender, Economy and Culture, this seminar will illustrate how different trends and ideas which remain little known contest a monopolistic interpretation of Islam by traditional clerics in one hand and by islamist propaganda on the other hand.
This seminar is divided in four parts. Each unit introduces (...)

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Qurʾān

QurʾānCourse description
The Qurʾānic text occupies a central place in the Islamic intellectual and faith tradition. Revered by more than one billion people, it is considered by Muslims as the unmitigated utterance of God, revealed to the prophet Muhammad. As Scripture, the text and its exegesis have prompted numerous works of theology, jurisprudence, philosophy, linguistics and politics in the Muslim world and beyond, spanning back fourteen centuries.
This course is an introduction to the Qurʾān (...)

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