GRADE 9 and Up
Professor Mairaj Syed from UC Davis will be co-teaching youth group two (grades 9 and 10) and three (grades 11 and 12) with Erum Syed. The program for both groups will involve three components. The first component will consist largely of a lecture. By the end of the year, students will become familiar with the basic texts of Islam (Qur'an and hadith), the different disciplines of Islamic thought, such as law and theology, and some of the main ideas found in these disciplines. This component is intended to be an introduction to Islamic thought. The second component will be discussion based, and will ask students to reflect on how an ethical principle or theological idea can be incorporated into their lives. The third component will consist of some type of small project activity. It will ask students to apply the knowledge that they gained in the first two components to an assignment or problem.