About This Course
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Jasser Auda
President of Maqasid Institute Global
In this series of 8 episodes, Dr. Jasser Auda introduces an objective- or maqasid-based classification of knowledge.
Contemporary Islamic thought is largely apologetic for methodologies, outcomes, and organizations of modern academia. As such it lacks critique of the boundaries of modern disciplines that are adopted as they manifest in secular institutions. Yet, the ideological and philosophical foundations of these disciplines and the organizations that house them stem from a reality and worldview that is not Islamic, and Islamic methodologies have been incapable of participating in critical discussions and offering real alternatives.
The division of disciplines into Islamic and non-Islamic reinforces a secular ideology in the Muslim mind and society more broadly. It is a division that diminishes the domain and function of Islam as a “din” from its all-encompassing concept in the Revelation as applicable to more than theology, spirituality and ethics.
This course proposes a classification of contemporary Islamic Studies into Fundamental Studies, Disciplinary Studies, Phenomena Studies, and Strategic Studies.