this class we will examine the essential questions of theology
through the eyes of Muslim scholars over the centuries.
How does one understand the attributes of God without
falling into anthropomorphism?
What is the role of reason in interpreting revelation?
Are humans truly free to choose their own destiny?
In what way can we understand the Qur'an to be
"God's speech" without undermining God's
transcendence? Is paradise only for Muslims?
These are the questions we will explore in our readings
of classical and pre-modern theologians, including al-Ash`ari,
al-Maturidi, al-Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and
modern theologians including Fazlur Rahman and Sayyed Hossein
Day, Time and Dates:
Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.