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Introduction to the Qur’an: “From the Qur’an to Islam: Creating a Practice”

January 17, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 pm

Our canvass of the Qur’an continues this Sunday, January 17, 8:45-9:45 a.m. We will view and discuss Lecture Ten from The Great Courses, “From the Qur’an to Islam: Creating a Practice.” https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85411684152, meeting ID: 854 1168 4152, or call: (312) 626-6799. This lecture and conversation will consider how the words of the Qur’an developed into “the Five Pillars of Islam” practiced by Muslims today: Shahada (Profession of Faith), Salat (Prayer), Zakat (Almsgiving), Sawm (Fasting), and Hajj (Pilgrimage).


Last Sunday we considered the development of the Qur’an as it follows Mohammad’s prophetic career from Mecca to Medina. Enduring sacred texts, regardless of the religion they represent, must speak to the real-life circumstances of their audiences. The revelations to Mohammad in Mecca addressed the unique situation and needs of the polytheistic residents of that city, whereas the chapters revealed in Medina attended to the condition of a maturing and expanding religious community.


Future lectures in this series:

January 24: “Sharia and Jihad: The Qur’an as Legal Text” (Lecture 11 in The Great Courses)

January 31 (final session in this series): “Qur’anic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism” (Lecture 12 in The Great Courses)


You are welcome to join us mid-stream in this series!


Due to the copyright nature of the lectures, we are not recording the sessions.  If you would like to view any lecture, let Pastor Jeffrey know and he will gladly set up a time when you can view it via Zoom.


If you would like to order the Course Guidebook, call The Great Courses, (800) 832-2412, and ask for the Course Guidebook for “Introduction to the Qur’an,” Course No. 6019 (available in book form only).  The cost is $7.50 plus shipping and sales tax. You can also order the lectures themselves here.


Questions: Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 636-6111.


January 17, 2021
8:45 am - 9:45 pm