Thursday January 5, 2023
Jahiliyyah – Arabia before Islam
What was Arabia like before Muhammad had his visions? Who were the tribes that comprised this world? What were the main systems of knowledge, economics and politics? Join us as we dive into the "Age of Ignorance" - the time before the Prophet arrived.
Thursday January 12, 2023
Muhammad and His Visions
Who was Muhammad? How did he come to unify the Arab world? How does one person's vision and code of ethics and morality unify a people? What was Muhammad's major unifying message? What was the attraction that eventually caused so many to convert?
Thursday January 19, 2023
Aisha, Fatima and the Sunni-Shia Split
What was the role of women in general in the rise of Islam? We will 'meet" Aisha and Fatima and other powerful women surrounding Muhammad and then explore the redirection of Islam into a dynastic system.
Thursday January 26, 2023
The Hajj - The Pilgrimage to End All Pilgrimages.
Join us as we delve into the origins of the Hajj ritual, the place it takes within Islamic culture and the surprising connections between the Hajj and the Chagim.