Grappling with Pop Culture

Course Description: This course is for women only. In this course, we will explore a range of controversial topics in popular culture through an Islamic lens. Time permitting, the following topics will be covered:

  • social media
  • activism
  • infallibility
  • racism
  • femininity in the Qur’an
  • gender identity
  • religious pluralism
  • the Islamic legal system.


  • This course is open to women ages 18 and up.
  • Students must have high-speed internet connection, a functioning microphone, headphones, and a webcam.
  • Students are required to enable their cameras throughout the class.

Course Dates and Structure:

  • Weekly live Zoom sessions, Tuesdays 11 am to 12:45 pm EST.
  • Dates: September 13 to December 6 (a total of twelve sessions, no class on September 27)
  • Sessions will involve lecture and activities. Students are expected to participate verbally and nonverbally in a number of in-class activities and discussions.
  • Students will be assigned weekly writing prompts.

Attendance Policy:

  • Please note that Islamic Literacy has a strict attendance policy as part of its effort to promote a positive learning experience. The minimum requirement for any class is that you show up! You are allowed only one unexcused absence. Further absences are grounds for expulsion from this course. Preplanned absences for work and travel must be approved by the Medical and family emergencies must be explained before or soon after to the

Course Fee:

  • $200 US (this will be requested from you after you register)

Deadline to Register:

  • Register by Sept. 7, 2022


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