Islam at the Crossroads: Reform or Revival? | Online and In-class

Islam at the Crossroads: Reform or Revival?

Winter/ Spring 2019 | TUESDAYS| 7:00 - 9:00 p.m | Jan 15 - April 16, 2019 | taught by Abdullah Hakim Quick
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Abdullah Hakim Quick
Abdullah Hakim Quick
Senior Instructor

About the instructor

Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick is a historian, social activist and religious leader of African and Native American descent. He has travelled to over 58 countries doing research and delivering lectures to various communities. His qualification in Islamic Studies comes from a BA from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia and his history background is shaped by an MA and PhD from the History Department of the University of Toronto, Canada. Shaikh Abdullah is currently a senior instructor at the Islamic Institute of Toronto.



This course will look at the question of “ Tajdeed or Renewal” in the World of Islam. With so many calamities and challenges facing Muslims today, there is a common call for change. There are many who believe that Islam needs to be reformed to meet the 21st Century. Classical Islam has always depended on Islamic Revival to meet the challenges of the times.

This course will look at the concept of reformation and revival in Islam by looking at some of the modern ideas and the classical texts. The body of the course will be an actual plan for Islamic revival using “The Forty Hadeeth on Islamic Revival”  by Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick, as the basis and expanding on the practical methodology that emerges from it.

 Finally, we will look at the lives of three great Revivalists who exemplified practical examples of Revival: Imam Abu Hamid Al Ghazali , Shah Wali-ullah Al Dehlawi and Shaykh Uthman Ibn Fudi of Sokoto, Nigeria. Their lives will also show the challenges faced in three great areas of the Muslim world: The Middle East, India and West Africa.

Course Contents

14 Texts

Course Curriculum

Week One: Introduction
Week Two - The State of the Ummah
Week Three - The Internal Revival
Week Four - Diseases of the heart
Week Five - Aspects of character in the Islamic Revival
Week Six: Crucial qualities in the Revival
Week Seven: Qualities that bring unity in the Islamic Revival
Week Eight: Important Interpersonal dealings
Week Nine: Islamic Revival at the End of Time
Week Ten: Life and teachings of Imam Al Ghazali
Week Eleven: Imam Al Ghazali pt. 2