The course will deal with the issues of relating the shari'a (the Divine Law) to the living experience of Muslims in Canada with its emphasis on the secular, democratic and pluralistic traditions. The course will also review the concept of sharia and its interpretations in history before dealing with the specific issues/challenges facing Muslims and finally focus on the solutions proffered by some eminent Muslim jurists. The course will help both Muslims and non-Muslims to discern the dynamic nature of the shari’a while helping Muslims navigate their journey through life in a world that is different from the milieu of the initial revelation.
Ahmad Kutty is currently resident scholar and senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto. He was educated in the traditional Islamic Sciences and his received his ijazahs (licenses) as an ‘a’lim and faqih from colleges in India and Saudi Arabia. He earned an M.A from the University of Toronto and pursued doctoral studies at McGill University.
Course fee $150, $90 for those having a valid student ID and
$75 for under 18, unemployed or social assistance with valid proof.