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Principles and Practices of Islamic Humanitarian Work

(3 credit hours)

Instructor: Abed Ayoub

Course Description: Humanitarian work is a fundamental principle and pillar in Islam. This course will explore the early foundations of charity in the Quran and Sunnah and the establishment of zakat, how to integrate modern concepts of governance and ethics with Islamic ideals. Students will gain an understanding of current fundraising strategies that goes beyond the mosque, various organizational structures within the nonprofit field, and the differences between relief and development. The main objective of the course is to provide understanding and insights on the causes and nature of human conflicts induced due to emergencies ranging from war, terrorist attacks, refugee influx and health emergency.

Hybrid Course: 10 online sessions on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST.

Two intensive weekends:

  • January 31, 2020: 5 PM – 9 PM
  • February 1, 2020: 8 AM – 4 PM
  • April 17, 2020: 5 PM – 9 PM
  • April 18, 2020: 8 AM – 4 PM

Location: Serene Plaza 811 S. Central Expressway, Suite 200, Richardson, TX 75080