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Muslim History: What, Why and How?

Summary:

We will gently introduce the science of ‘Historiography’, unearthing the principles and guidelines needed for an effective study of the elusive subject, and to highlight the common pitfalls when approaching Muslim history.

Learning Objectives:
  • An acquaintance with the field of ‘Historiography’
  • Key principles when studying Muslim history
  • The typology and different periods of Muslim history
  • Common misconceptions
  • Major historians and their works
  • Didactic utility of the study of Muslim history
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Course Details

Why have I included the phrase ‘Muslim History’ in the title as opposed to ‘Islamic history’? This is calculated and not random.

Our history is an overlooked and, at the same time, a highly sensitive field of study. More so are the preliminary skills which aid us in our journey across the ages. In this preparatory session (hopefully acting as an introduction and paving the way to an extensive course on the entire Muslim History), we will gently introduce the science of ‘Historiography’, unearthing the principles and guidelines needed for an effective study of the elusive subject, and to highlight the common pitfalls when approaching Muslim history.

Instructors Biography

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Mawlānā Adil Tagari

Adil Tagari graduated from the traditional, full-time ʿālimiyyah programme at Darul ʿUlūm Preston (DUP) in 2021, culminating in final year lectures with the founder of DUP and bibliophilic historian, Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Fazlehaq Wadee (may Allah preserve him). He thereafter enrolled into the juris-consult specialisation course (Iftā’) at Whitethread Institute, under the tutelage of Muftī Abdur Rahman Mangera (may Allah preserve him). Additionally, he teaches evening classes at The Suffah Institute, including modules on Islamic history.

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