UK: Seekers seek to launch Islamic courses at Universities

Seekers is an Educational forum committed to educating and informing Muslims about the correct teachings of Islam. Seekers aims to address the latest issues facing Muslim students and general society today. Seekers is focused on creating both a micro-level and mass-scale Dawah initiatives across universities in the UK. For this reason, Seekers has dedicated to hold seminars and courses, the first of its kind, for Muslims living in the west.

Through these initiatives, we aim to produce Islamic knowledge, to empower Muslims; therefore, enabling them to educate local communities, and facilitate spreading the true message of Islam, through Dawah.To achieve this, Seekers has actively sought to put together a dedicated team of British Islamic Scholars who will provide the quality education and value that this task requires in today’s time. "It was great Mash-a-Allah! I felt I learnt a lot, and I hope to join many other classes in the future." (Seekers Student)

The first course took place at the University of East London (UEL) on 22 January 2014. It was led by Waqas Amin who delivered a lecture providing the students a scholarly insight into the correct understanding of what ‘Shirk’ is according to Quran and Sunna. The course was divided into the following three lectures:

1. Lecture 1: Tawhid and Shirk - Fundamental Concepts

2. Lecture 2: Reclaiming the Quran – The True concept of ‘Beside of Allah’

3. Lecture 3: Understanding the literal and figurative usage in the Quran

Seekers is organising similar courses at the end of February 2014 at Universities in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bradford and Glasgow. For further information about our future courses, please follow the link: Seekers is supported by Lets Revive (a project of Minhaj Welfare Foundation) – an initiative to support Islamic Education resources for British Muslims.

Reported By: Moazzam Raza