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Asalamu Alaikum,,

anyone in Sydney doing any Islamic Courses,, like Islamic Studies at University or the Hawza Courses ??

im trying to find a good Islamic course,, preferably a Bachelor Degree,, in a Shia point of view

W/Salam

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Do you mean a University here in Aus.? If so, I don't think you'd have much success in finding a course given from a Shia perspective. A few years back I did a unit in Islamic studies at uni, It was extremely biased and was taught by a non-Muslim, so it wasn't exactly reliable. But if your looking for Hawza courses try signing up for one via correspondence from an institution in Iran.

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Do you mean a University here in Aus.? If so, I don't think you'd have much success in finding a course given from a Shia perspective. A few years back I did a unit in Islamic studies at uni, It was extremely biased and was taught by a non-Muslim, so it wasn't exactly reliable. But if your looking for Hawza courses try signing up for one via correspondence from an institution in Iran.

yea i was looking for a Uni degree,, i found one from the university of sydney and university of charles stuart,, but there both sunni view,,

there is a Hawza course i can do from IHIC in earlwood,, but the course isnt funded by government,,

so im sticking to learning from lectures now,,

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Salams all,

 

Digging up an old thread but thought id share what I know since i have spent a lot of time (maybe too much) researching this topic. Some links:

 

http://www.ehawza.com/ (developed my Sheikh Mansour Leghaei (IHIC))

http://www.aou.ir/html/index-en.html (online courses by Al-Mustafa International University (Hawza in Qom))

 

I have heard that sheikh Zayd al-Salami (Nabi Akram Islamic Centre, Granville) also runs hawza courses but I'm not 100% sure about this.

 

the aou website only has english courses at the masters level. the courses at the bachelor level are only in arabic, persian and urdu (and i dont know any of those languages).

 

therefore, after more than a year of thinking, I might go with the ehawza course (still thinking). it is a diploma of Islamic studies which costs $2000 (if paid up front, otherwise $2300 if paid in instalments). I spoke to Sheikh Mansour (who is currently residing in Esfahan, Iran), he advised that upon completion of the course you do NOT get a certificate from al-Mustafa university as the website unfortunately misleads you (or at least, it misled me). rather, once you complete the course, al-mustafa will take it into consideration and give you credits should you decide to undertake further study in Hawza in Qom. reiterating, the certificate is from ehawza not al-mustafa.

 

wish you all the best inshallah!

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