Change is in the Air

Peace, one and all…

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There’s been a fair bit of activity at work in recent weeks.  The Head of School is leaving for pastures new, and this has means changes are in the air.

Firstly, it’s been confirmed that I’ll be teaching my 2nd year undergraduate course, entitled Shia Islam: History & Theology.  It’s due to start in September 2007.  I’m actually excited by this prospect.  It will be hard work, for sure, but it’ll be something to sink my teeth into.  Al hamdu lillahi ala kulli hal.  It does mean that my summer months will be very busy.  Insha Allah, I plan to spend the time in Lampeter and London, using the libraries there. 

I’ve also been asked to teach some courses for Lifelong Learning in September too!  I’ve been asked to design and teach a module on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  The working title is The Abrahamic Faiths, and at present I’m planning to take a thematic approach.  There are also a few other things in the pipeline at the moment.  More info as I get it insha Allah.

All this with a new baby on the way!

And God’s help is to be sought in all things…

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman

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Uthman and the Crisis of the Early Caliphate

Peace, one and all…

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The recent bout of bad weather in the UK has meant that I’m snowed in!  Every thing happens for a purpose I suppose and in this case, I’ve got some work to be getting on with here.  I’m currently updating last year’s first year undergraduate course Islamic Traditions: History, Law and Practice (as part of the Religion, Culture & Society II module).  So, insha Allah, after jumuah I’ll go through the reading material I’ve got here.

I’ve been involved in other things recently and so I’ve not been keeping up to date on this blog!  Ah well, c’est la vie.  Here’s the next set of slides.  These slides look at Uthman and the crisis of the early caliphate.

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman