Reading the Book of Nature: Appreciating the Signs of Allah

This course introduces the abundance of ayats (signs) in the Quran in relation to the vast universal order from the micro to the macro. This course delves into the extensive use of ayats (signs) in the Quran, which serve as signs of grand design in the universe, ranging from the microscopic to the cosmic. These signs are evident throughout nature and the cosmos, leading humanity towards the Creator. The challenge lies in comprehending these signs, which are prevalent in the Quran, and following Allah’s guidance.

Live Online Course

June 1, 2024

July 20, 2024

2 Months

20 hours
(12 contact hours & 6 for Nature journal, and practical assignment)

95 US $

Apply for a 50% discount – only 5 discounted seats available.

For general public

English

Instructor

Sheikh Muhammed Foulds

Sheikh Muhammed Foulds is a remarkable individual whose journey unfolds across diverse realms. He was a former Christian minister and embraced Islam in 2000 during wildlife research in SW Arabia. Sheikh Muhammed is predominantly from a Hanafi background and enriched his knowledge by studying under diverse scholars, including Shafi, Maliki, and a few Hanbali. He is rooted in a sound Aqeeda based on the Quran, Sunnah, and the practices of the first three generations of companions. His Islamic Studies journey has taken him to prestigious institutions such as Taif Islamic Institute in Saudi Arabia, Dar ul Loom Azaadville in South Africa, London Muslim College in the UK, Gloucester Islamic Centre in the UK, and Al Maqaasid Institute in Canada.

Course Description

This course, led by Shaikh Muhammad Foulds, delves into the intricate network of signs (ayats) in the Qur’an and in the world, which together represent the grand architecture of the universe. Through the study of the language of nature we can re-establish the profound bond between the Qur’an and the natural world. This knowledge will reshape the participants’ perspective and enrich their understanding of Allah’s creation.

Who is this course for?
The course is intended for individuals who possess an interest in the natural world and wish to:

  1. Immerse in contemplation from a holistic Islamic perspective 
  2. Observe and interpret the signs of Allah in nature 
  3. Gain a profound understanding of how ancient civilizations lived and were connected with the universal order. 
  4. Seek and formulate solutions to contemporary environmental and climate challenges.

Course Outcomes

Participants are expected to

  1. Participate in each class session.
  2. Complete the course assignments, which include a practical assignment and a portfolio of evidence like a nature journal.

Certificates

A certificate of attendance will be available to those who have completed 80% of the lectures and exercises.