RL 243A - Islam In Morocco And North Africa (English-taught)
The main object of course is to give an academic analysis of what Islam is, and how it evolved from a simple spiritual mission in Arabia into a full-fledged system of life adopted by over a billion people worldwide. It aims to help the students explore the different bases of Islamic thinking, and develop a better understanding of the Muslim’s philosophy of life. Too westernized a view of a Muslim’s mentality seems to dispossess the researcher of balanced and sensible criteria to appraise it. This course aims to equip students from the west with the tools to see the Muslim’s character as well as the Muslim social structure from within.