This course will explore basic beliefs and principles in regards to Muslim women’s rights, duties, and responsibilities in Islam.
This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, and young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a NZ secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship or residency if requested. A condition of accepting this course fee subsidy is that you will attend at least 80% of classes.
Islamic societies and the media have often portrayed a negative image of Muslim women, leaving many with misconceptions, perceptions, and questions about women’s status in Islam. This course will explore basic beliefs and principles in regards to Muslim women’s rights, duties, and responsibilities in Islam. By looking at Qur’anic verses, and Hadith (a traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions) as well as various texts and videos, this course will help you gain a deeper understanding into women’s status in Islam.
As a young Muslim woman, who has experienced life in the Middle East and the West, I have come to make sense of both worlds. Islam, being the fastest growing religion yet the most misrepresented, has created much interest in the past decade.
From August 2017 course:
"The tutor was very informative and made learning fun."
"I enjoyed the teacher's presence - her being and enthusiasm to show us her way of seeing Islam. A lot of explaining which was interesting. Good to see videos."