Islam – Sources of wisdom and authority

GCSE support materials designed to give a thorough introduction to Islam for GCSE students and teachers.

 

The Qur’an
The need for guidance
Revelation, recording and preservation of the Qur’an
Video: The Qur’an
Transcript: The Qur’an
Encountering the word of God in the Qur’an
Allocationg chapters and verses

 

The Prophet Muhammad
Article: Who was Muhammad?
Video: The Prophet Muhammad
Transcript: The Prophet Muhammad

 

Ahl ul-Bayt
The Family of the Prophet

 

Hadith and Sunna
Article: Hadith and Sunna
Video: Hadith and Sunna
Transcript: Hadtih and Sunna

 

Shari’a
Life on the path to paradise
Video: Shari’a
Transcript: Sharia

 

Law in practice
Law in practice

 

Leaders in the mosque
Leaders of the mosque

 

Sunni and Shi’a: Succession and Imams
Video: Sunni and Shi’a: Succession and Imams
Transcript: Sunni and Shi’a Succession and Imams
What happened after Muhammad? The Sunni view
What happened after Muhammad? The Shi’a view
Three meanings of the term Imam
The Shi’a Imams as spiritual guides
A Line of Imams
Minority groups amongst the Shi’a

 

For further content in this series please see:
Setting the scene
Beliefs and teachings
Practices
Forms of expression and ways of life

 

All content by Dr Chris Hewer

 

Dr Chris Hewer comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since 1986, first at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Selly Oak in Birmingham and from 1999 to 2005, as the Adviser on Inter-Faith Relations to the Bishop of Birmingham.
From 2006-2010, he was the St Ethelburga Fellow in Christian-Muslim Relations in London, with a brief to deliver adult popular education courses, study days and talks around Greater London.