Universally revered as holy scripture by Muslims around the world, the Qur’an provides the guide to living fundamental to the Muslim way of life. Thomas Cleary’s translation offers an introductory selection of readings that presents the essence of the Qur’an in an accessible way. Discussion of the life of Mohammed and the history of Islam will place this sacred text in context with the other Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Christianity. Leader: The Reverend Carol McKinley. Members of the Islamic Center of Olympia will join us for this class.
Text: The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam, translated and presented by Thomas Cleary.
The Reverend Carol McKinley is an affiliated community minister at OUUC and serves as the Accountable Person for our Faith in Action Ministry.
Dates: Thursdays (4 sessions): March 1, 8, 15, and 22
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
To reduce the chance of class cancellations because too few people have signed up, please register at least a week before your class begins.
The fee for one class is $15; a fee of $30 covers as many OUUC classes as you wish to take. Exceptions to this fee are noted in the class descriptions. The fee will be waived if it creates a hardship for you. A waiver can be requested when registering. On-site child care can also be requested when registering.