KNOWLEDGE AND HUMANITY: THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE
(4 credit hours)
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A general survey of the important areas of knowledge impacting human life. Preliminary facts, concepts, theories and generalizations concerning matter and energy, the earth, life on earth, human life, human society, art, technology, religion and history are reviewed. Basic beliefs and commandments of Islam about knowledge and humanity are discussed. The course is intended to help students develop their own self-concept, worldview and philosophy of life and understand the perennial questions of why some communities and nations rise and others fall in various time-space contexts and what role religion plays in this process.