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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam



Join Dr. Mahmoud Haddara for this half-day course that will deepen your understanding of Islam. This course will cover the following topics:

  • The Beginning: How did Islam start and its relationship to other Abrahamic religions.
  • The Doctrine: What do Muslims believe in?
  • The Law: Rituals and daily life dealings. Islamic law organizes the relationship between a Muslim and God, between a Muslims and his/her fellow Muslims, between a Muslim and other human beings, and between a Muslim and the universe.
  • Women in Islam: What role can play within the realm of the faith of Islam?
  • Peace: Did Islam spread with the sword? And is Islam against peace?
  • Human Rights: What does Islam say about human rights?


Dr. Mahmoud Haddara is a Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he worked as a professor, an associate dean and an interim dean.

Dr. Haddara was also the Imam of Al-Noor Mosque in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador for over twenty years. He also was a vice president and a president of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for a number of years. He was also a served as an acting Imam at the London Muslim Mosque.

Dr. Haddara was a founding director of the Religious Social Action Coalition of Newfoundland and Labrador and a founding member of the Multi-faith Social Action Coalition of London, Ontario.

There are no prerequisites required. Please come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.


This course is part of our Culture and Religion Series, which are facilitated in partnership with Huron University College

This course is currently not open for registration. If you would like to be notified when registration begins, simply complete our Course Inquiry and watch your inbox for details.