Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The benefits of studying the IOU BA or Diploma courses

The benefits of studying the IOU BA or Diploma courses:

1. It provides a non-sectarian authentic - Qur'aan and Sunnah based understanding of Islamic teachings.
2. It clears up the misconceptions which have led some Muslims into extreme views involving violence and terrorism.
3. It gives those in various professions an Islamic perspective from which to practice their professions while maintaining Islamic values and limits.
4. It empowers Muslim women who rarely get the opportunity to study the religion in depth and to address the gender related issues.
5. It facilitates easy access to Islamic knowledge as all its courses are taught in English medium with the exception of Arabic.
6. It offers a structured course for the study of Arabic enabling students to master the basics of the Arabic language and preparing them to be efficient translators.
7. It focuses on a well-rounded program of study by integrating modern subjects like, management, economics, psychology, educational methodology, etc. all taught from a comparative perspective.
8. It is geared to produce upright, productive citizens through its focus on ethical teachings of Islam in all spheres of life.
9. It promotes religious tolerance among its students and graduates by studying the historical foundations of multicultural societies which Muslims established around the world like in Spain, Baghdad, Cairo, Palestine, etc.

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