As evident from the texts of the courses the author(s)
have tried to place the major viewpoints before the readers along with the
arguments for and against the views discussed. We have tried our best to lead
the readers to an objective study of an issue and come to a conclusion based on
the arguments from the basic sources.
We understand that Islamic teachings reside in the clear and
well-defined sources of religious knowledge in Islam – the Holy Qur’ān and the
Sunnah. Therefore, we need only to turn to these sources to know the Islamic
stance on a particular issue. All the articles, essays, and opinions expressed
in the course material have been arrived at through an objective study of the
Qur’ān and the Sunnah. While understanding these two sources, many valuable
works of Muslim scholars have been benefited from and even quoted in the course
modules. We do not accept or proclaim any view merely because it comes from an
eminent personality. Rather we form our opinions on the basis of arguments
backed by the basic sources of Islam.
If a person studies the matter objectively being free of the
fetters of preconceived ideas, it is hoped that he will reach a more reasonable
conclusion. I believe it is only after you have studied a particular course that
you will be able to understand the merits and demerits of the course modules.
All input is welcome.