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Introduction to Islam – GI 23 143 (Online)

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18 January 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Karim Esmail BA, MPhil, MPhil, PhD

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Date: 18 January 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Length of Course:
5 Thursdays
Reference Code:
GI 23 143
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Religion has played a highly important part in the lives of human beings, and Islam is one of the great religions of the world. This course is an introduction to Islam; its origins and early historical development, its key text, beliefs and practices, and its main mystical element, Sufism.


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About the Speaker

Karim Esmail

Dr. Karim Esmail was educated at London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. He was awarded a British Academy Studentship and the Gregg Bury Prize at Cambridge. He was formerly, a Research Fellow at Oxford and Burney Student at Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard and he lectures at both Cambridge and Oxford. Alongside international articles, he is the author of three volumes of an original philosophical work on the nature and existence of God. Classes with Karim consist of clearly structured lectures and an encouragement to ask questions and to make comments.  Students are assisted in their understanding of the subject and in their critical engagement with it.


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