A New Class @AlRashidMosque

Windows to Islam is a 2-Day course intending to provide those interested with an objective look at Islam and Muslims. This will be provided through a basic, albeit in-depth, overview of Islamic Theology, Law, and History.

By the end of the course students will have become familiar with many of the subjects covered in a 12-week undergraduate course.

Windows to Islam is not intended to proselytize, or convert any person to the religion of Islam. The sole purpose of the class is to provide fellow community members, clergy, professionals and those interested with an objective perspective of Islam and Muslims in a time when stereotypes have muddled rational observation.

Registration now available online.

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Windows to Islam: A Look Inside Islam this June 2011

Dear Friend, Neighbor, Community Leader and Person of Faith:

I would like to invite you to a special event.  There is no doubt that Islamophobia is on the rise, and that it has only led to greater problems within our national and local community.  Some of these problems include attacks on religious centers and American Muslims, and even the burning of books considered sacred by millions of people. Moreover, as a member of our community we are sure that you have also had to face challenging questions and mixed facts related to Islam and American-Muslims.  This is the present reality for both Muslims and people of other faiths in our country.

With this in mind, the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut (MCCT) will be sponsoring a 2-Day introductory course to address many of the issues that have come to the forefront of our discussions today.  Some of these topics include: theology, law (i.e., Shari’ah), views of people of other faiths, history and women.  This course is called: Windows to Islam.

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Seminary Trains Muslim & Jewish Chaplains

Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy

The Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy is designed to provide Muslim religious leaders and chaplains with basic skills in pastoral care, arts of ministry, theology and ethics, dialogue and interfaith relations needed to serve as chaplains in a variety of settings. The areas of knowledge and skill acquisition provided by the 24-credit graduate certificate are:

  • the responsibilities of Muslim chaplains/religious leaders surrounding life events such as birth, death, marriage, and loss
  • the rituals surroundings these same life events
  • examination of Islamic law, which undergirds all Islamic rituals and includes ethics and morality
  • the application of Islamic law to daily life
  • exposure to and understanding of chaplaincy skills in multi-faith settings
  • understanding of faith traditions other than one’s own

To Learn More Visit Islamic Chaplaincy Program