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Learning and Development

Introduction to Islam and the Muslim Culture Course

Target Audience

Any University Staff member or Associates Affiliated to the University

Outline

With the increasing number of terrorist attacks associated with Islam and Muslims across the globe, and Europe in particular, the constant negative portrayal of Islam in the Media, and public sector organisations including universities required to report radicalization under the “Prevent” programme, isn’t it time to learn more about Islam and Muslims and from authentic sources?

The aims of the workshops are to provide you with:

  • A better understanding of the basic beliefs & practices,
  • Information regarding the background to Muslims in Britain,
  • Confidence in understanding what is Islam and what is not,
  • Are the actions of ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Paris Attack, Islamic?
  • The confidence to know what “extremism” is and what is not.
  • Cultural Competency in carrying out your work with the Muslim Community

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop participants will learn about:

  • What are the push and pull factors of radicalization
  • Who is Prophet Muhammad?
  • Islam and Terrorism
  • Why is there segregation of the sexes in Muslim communities?
  • Why do some Muslim women wear a headscarf or the veil? 
  • What actually happens inside a Mosque?
  • What is the status of women in Islam
  • Why do Muslims pray five times a day?
  • What is Sharia Law?
  • What is the meaning of Jihad?
  • What does Islam say about Education?
  • Endeavour to answer any questions you have about Islam and Muslims

Pre-event Reading

Itinerary and Etiquette for visiting a Mosque

Format:

  • Presentation
  • Visit to the Mosque
  • Active Participation
  • Quiz
  • Group work

Presenter 

Kaushar Tai

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To book a place on this event, please e-mail learninganddevelopment@port.ac.uk