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Great World Religions: Islam

Gain an introduction to the history and practice of the world's fastest growing religion in this course taught by an award-winning professor from Georgetown University.

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r********m
January 14, 2020
I wrote a comment earlier but it disappeared: " I have taken two courses on Islam and two courses on Christianity here. The Great Courses is very apologetic and praising towards Islam. For Christianity, they like to point holes in it or make it appear like a questionable and disorganized religion. That is not nice. How about focusing on knowledge and not showing favoritism? Treat Islam with the same critical approach that you approach Christianity. Don't be political or choose sides or appear to be funded by certain groups. Just focus on knowledge, not indoctrination. Sorry for the criticism but I would like knowledge. Give me the actual facts that are beautiful, good, bad, worse, evil... from all religions, not just the bad in Christianity and the beautiful in Islam. " MY RECOMMENDATIONS: The Great Courses should focus on knowledge and not favoritism. As for the viewers who are interested in Islam: 1. Read the biography of Mohammed. 2. Read the Hadith and the suras. 3. Read their Jihad texts called The Reliance of the Traveler. 4. Read the Quoran but be careful to not read the white-washed Qurans to appeal to Westeners. Read the texts on Quranx.com and if you really want to read the friendly sugarcoated version, read it from Quran.com and compare both. Quranx is the most trusted Quran website in the world with millions of muslims readers. 5. Watch the video series on Logos Media on YouTube with Lloyd deJung. 6. Watch Political Islam with Dr. Bill Werner. 7. Watch and learn from muslims themselves. 8. Watch and learn from the critics of Islam, just because one criticizes Islam, it does not mean that they are islamophobes. To be fair, then don't listen to apologists either. But I recommend you do listen to what the apologists want to say like The Great Courses and overall get a complete and accurate picture of Islam!

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r********m
December 1, 2019
The course was more of a plea for tolerance than a solid presentation of information. The professor obviously knows his material, but I felt let down that most of the lectures seem to focus on trying to assuage fears or tear down Western bias instead of presenting deeper history or fuller explanations of Muslim beliefs. Not recommended.

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r********m
March 15, 2019
Listening to this course, I feel like it was presented in a way that there was an agenda and not presented without bias. I won't say whether I thought it was negatively or positively towards the topic. I'll leave that for listeners to decide.

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