Academic Programs 

Rituals and Responsibilities of Muslim Leaders in America (WS-601)
Summer 2004

This course is designed for Muslim leaders, including imams and chaplains, who are serving American Muslim communities.  The course examines Muslim leaders’ role and responsibilities as well as the proper application and performance of some important areas of Islamic ritual law. Emphasis is on practical application of the law and much of the course is taught in workshop format.  

Meeting Day, Time and Dates:
Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Muhammad Nur Abdullah
Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of Religious Affairs and Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis

Contact Information:

(860) 509-9500

Course Syllabus


This syllabus is not yet available but please see the required book list below:

1) Shari'ah: The Islamic Law by Dr. Abdur Rahman I. Doi 

2) Fiqh Us-Sunnah by As-Sayyid Sabiq Vol: 1 and 2, Published by American Trust Publications

3) Muslim - Christian Encounters by William Montgomery Watt 

4) Non-Muslims Under Shari'ah Law by Dr.Abdur Rahman Doi 

Ref: Distinguished Jurist's Primer by Ibn Rushd Bidayat al-Mujtahid wa Nihayat al-Muqtasid


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