Islamic Spirituality (WS-639)
This course explores the growth of the Islamic spiritual tradition from the earliest days of Islam to the modern period. It aims to help students know the diverse manifestations of this spiritual tradition; to examine the historical contexts in which Muslim spiritual paths, orientations, practices, and communities developed; to discover elements and resonances between Muslim and other spiritual traditions; and to deepen understanding of how spiritual practices relate to Islamic law and theology and help the practitioner develop a more holistic approach to the Islamic way of life.
This course provides essential knowledge and skills in spiritual assessment for those in spiritual/pastoral care and counseling professions.
Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS- Islamic Studies: Beliefs and Practices
MAC - Islamic Chaplaincy Elective