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Instructor: Walead Mohammed Mosaad


Course Overview

Social Justice In The Islamic Tradition: Righting wrongs, enjoining good, and honoring individual and community rights.

Social justice has been the focus in recent times of Muslim activists and communities. More often than not, the methods and objectives employed in Muslim social justice work have drawn from practices of other communities and traditions not necessarily rooted in Islamic principles. Shaykh Walead Mosaad explores the history and roots of some the modern paradigms of justice while contextualizing the principles of our tradition.

Does the Islamic tradition contain relevant principles that can be drawn upon to inform social justice work? This On-Demand Course will seek to address that question.


Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

• Explain what is social justice in the Islamic tradition.

• Understand how to honor individual and community rights.

• Discuss the history of the modern paradigms of justice.

• Understand the principles of justice in Islam.

• Apply the principles of Islamic justice to modern social justice work.


About The Instructor:

Walead Mohammed Mosaad is a teacher and researcher of the Islamic sciences. He is the Director of Muslim Student Life at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct professor of Ethics in the philosophy department at the same university.


He has completed degrees from Rutgers University, the Fath Islamic Seminary in Damascus, al-Azhar University in Cairo, the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK.


He has lectured on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition.


Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:57:49
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Total Lesson: 5
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What You Will Learn:

  • Distinguish between true religious knowledge that is beneficial and ostensibly religious knowledge that is not
  • Identify instances of the sins of the limbs (particularly those of the tongue)
  • Identify instances of the sins of the heart
  • Complete a regimen of protecting your tongue from sin
  • Improve your character with your teachers, relatives, friends, and strangers
  • Appreciate the spiritual value of good company

Skill Level: Beginner
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