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Islam Through Muslim Eyes

We developed this program for our CCRC and you may want to use it for yours as well.  Our group met for an hour each week.

We had two parts to our program.  The course presented here includes the second half hour sections of the hour long course.  This part introduces Islam today; the first half hour covers the history between the Middle East and the United States.  It is intended to provide an insight into what is happening now in the Islamic World and how that impacts us in the United States.

Our course is a compilation materials under our understanding of the appropriate licensing and copyright authorities. We wish to acknowledge and thank all those who have contributed materials selflessly for edification of all who have the curiosity to continue to learn.

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The first half hour, as we present the course, is for the history of the Middle East and for that we used the Teaching Company lectures titled "United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11" given by Professor Salim Yaqub who teaches at the University of California at Santa Barbara  and who has a Ph.D. from Yale University. That material is copyrighted and can be obtained by clicking here. Teaching Company courses regularly go on sale at great savings so it is recommended that you avoid paying the list price by waiting for a sale.

The second half hour, which you can access here, is intended to show how Muslims today, especially those in English speaking countries, view Islam and how Islam relates to their lives.  Not everyone is tolerant of Islam and this program is neither intended to promote any particular religious belief or culture nor to detract from anyone's faith or culture.  In light of the particular sensitivities of the time in which we are living, it is crucial that this commitment toward trying to understand others as they understand themselves be understood before you decide to watch the material presented.

Our learning core is the video classroom.   Most topics are presented by video supplemented by reading materials

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