Course Description Points

  • Historical Critique

    This course provides a comprehensive look at the historic situation of women in relationship to Islam.

  • Muhammad and Women.

    This course explores Mohammad’s relationship with women, including his many wives

  • Exlplore Islamic Claims

    The course critically examines the current Islamic views and claims about their view of women from both traditional and modern "progressive" perspectives.

  • Apologetics and Polemics

    Professor Beth Grove will give you the tools to deal with the fallacy that Islam ennobles women showing how perverse and derogatory the Hadith, the Qur'an and Sharia law are towards women. She will help you love women and men out of Islam into Christ.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Orientation

    • Course Syllabus

    • Download and Use the Video Class Outlines

    • Required Reading: Various Chapters From The Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith Collection

    • Reading Assignmente Explanation : RISE Model For Providing Meaningful Feedback

    • Required Reading [Excerpts]: Covered Glory - The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World by Audrey Frank

    • Student Community Forum

    • Online Student Library

  • 2

    SECTION 1: BEHIND THE VEIL OF ISLAM: GENDER ISSUES - PROF BETH GROVE

  • 3

    Section 1.2

    • Marriage in Islam: Muhammad's Example [Lecture 5]

    • Video Class #5 Application

    • Marriage in Islam: Muhammad's Example Part 2 [Lecture 6]

    • Video Class #6 Application

    • Overview of Islamic Sources on Women [Lecture 7]

    • Video Class #7 Application

    • Islamic Marriage Issues: Muta and Misyar [Lecture 8]

    • Video Class #8 Application

    • Required Reading: Answering Muslim Objections [RISE Comment Required]

  • 4

    Section 1.3

    • Biblical Response to Islamic Problems [Lecture 9]

    • Video Class #9 Application

    • A Biblical Theology of Women [Lecture 10]

    • Video Class #10

    • Biblical View of Marriage vs. the Islamic View [Lecture 11]

    • Video Class #11

    • Women in Islam: Desriptions and Difficulties Handout

    • Biblical View of Intimacy and Gender [Lecture 12]

    • Video Class #12 Application

    • Biblical vs. Qur'anic References to Women [Lecture 13]

    • Video Class #13 Application

    • WOMEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT VS. QURAN HANDOUT

    • New Testament Biblical Examples [Lecture 14]

    • Video Class #14 Application

    • Read: Rebuttals to Arguments Against N.T. View of Women [RISE Comment Required]

  • 5

    Section 1.4

    • Islamic Tactics to Attack the Bible [Lecture 15]

    • Video Class #15 Application

    • Islamic Tactics to Attack the Bible Part 2 [Lecture 16]

    • Video Class #16 Application

    • Arguments Against the Christian Faith [Lecture 17]

    • Video Class #17 Application

    • READ: Women in Islam Verses Women in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition [RISE Comment Required]

  • 6

    Section 1.5

    • How to Ask Polemical Questions to Muslims [Lecture 18]

    • Video Class #18 Application

    • Polemical Questions Regarding the Hadith [Lecture 19]

    • Video Class #19 Application

    • Review Treatment of Women in Hadith Index

    • How to Challenge Islam and Still Love Muslims [Lecture 20]

    • Video Class #20 Application

  • 7

    SECTION 2: WOMEN IN ISLAM: DR. ELSIE MAXWELL

    • Maxwell Course Notes

    • Introduction to Women in Islam [Lecture 1]

    • Lecture #1 Application

    • Women in the culture of the Qur'an - Maxwell [Lecture 2]

    • Lecture #2 Application

    • Key Women In the Qur'an [Lecture 3]

    • Lecture #3 Application

    • Women in the Hadith [Lecture 4]

    • Lecture #4 Application

    • Women in Sharia [Lecture 5]

    • Lecture #5 Application

    • READ: Engaging with Mulsim Women in Europe [RISE Comment Requried]

  • 8

    Section 2.2

    • The Woman as a Spiritual Person [Lecture 6]

    • Lecture #6 Application

    • Being Born a Women in the Middle East [Lecture 7]

    • Lecture #7 Application

    • Women in Sufism [Lecture 8]

    • Lecture #8 Application

    • Women in Folk Islam [Lecture 9]

    • Lecture #9 Application

    • READ CHAPTER 4: Covered Glory [RISE Comment Required]

  • 9

    Section 2.3

    • Communicating the Gospel [Lecture 10]

    • Lecture #10 Application

    • The Gospel through Story [Lecture 11]

    • Lecture #11 Application

    • The Gospel through Story [Lecture 12]

    • Lecture #12 Application

    • The Gospel though Story - Self Perceptions [Lecture 13]

    • Lecture #13 Application

    • READ CHAPTER 5: Covered Glory [RISE Comment Required]

  • 10

    Section 2.3

    • Stores of Conversion [Lecture 14]

    • Lecture #14 Application

    • The Role of the Discipler [Lecture 15]

    • Lecture #15 Application

    • READ CHAPTER 7: Covered Glory [RISE Comment Required]

    • The Life of Jesus as Expressed through the Qur'an [Lecture 16]

    • Lecture #16 Application

    • The life of Jesus as Expressed through the Qur'an pt 2 [Lecture 17]

    • Lecture #17 Application

    • The Care of the Worker Among Muslims [Lecture 18]

    • Lecture #18 Application

    • READ CHAPTER 15 & 16 : Covered Glory [RISE Comment Required]

  • 11

    Section 3: Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith Study

    • A Classical Reader on Islam F.E. Peters [Rise Comment Required]

    • Read/index: Volume 4:Jihaad

    • Read/index: Volume 4: One-fifth of Booty

    • Read/index: Volume 4 - Begining of Creation

    • Read/index: Volume 4 - Prophets

    • Read/index: Volume 4 - Merits of Sunnah

  • 12

    Volume 6

    • Read/index: Prophetic Commentary

    • Read/index: Virtues of the Qur'an

  • 13

    Volume 7

    • Read/index: Marriage

    • Read/index: Divorce

  • 14

    Volume 8

    • Read/index: Inheritance Laws

    • Read/index: Disbelievers (war)

  • 15

    Volume 9

    • Read/index: Blood Money

    • Read/index: Dealing with Apostates

    • Read/index: End of the World

  • 16

    EVANGELISM REPORTS

    • Evangelism Report #1

    • Evangelism Report #2

    • Evangelism Report #3

    • Evangelism Report #4

    • Evangelism Report #5

  • 17

    Final Projects

    • Turn in Lecture Application Assignment

    • Turn in Hadith Index Assignment

    • Turn in Critical Anaylysis Paper

    • Please report your progress in the WISE Global App

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Course Description

In this presentation, Prof. Beth Grove presents a comprehensive look at the historical situation of women in relationship to Islam. The course explores Mohammad’s relationship with women, including his many wives. The course also looks at the current Islamic views of women from both traditional and modern perspectives. Finally, Beth will share her personal experiences ministering to Muslim women. Through this course, we will take a look behind the veil of Islam. This 10 hour course is a comprehensive investigation on how women are treated theologically and pragmatically in Islam. Beth combines both her extensive personal experience Ministering to Muslim women and men as well as her robust theological training to give a very clear presentation of what progressive Muslims are claiming, what traditional Muslims are claiming and what she has encountered in real life situations.

Beth does the work of a polemicist destroying the fallacy that Islam ennobles women showing how perverse and derogatory the Hadith, the Qur'an and Sharia law are towards women. She also deals with some of the most common Muslim arguments against Christianity's treatment of women and she will give you many great tools when navigating discussions concerning the treatment of women, Marriage, family, sexuality, and other topics.

Beth Grove was born and raised on the mission field, has lived among Muslim immigrant communities in London for 18 years, enjoying friendship and gospel conversations with close Muslim friends from many nations. After travelling through Muslim countries, she obtained a Master’s degree in Islamics and is one of the co-founders of the Pfander Centre for Apologetics, which is a research think-tank and teaching ministry to equip Christians worldwide to engage Islam with a confident Christianity.

Beth is one of the leading voices confronting Islam and standing for the truth of the scriptures and she will impart a true love for the Muslim people to the listener. This courses will be both practical and theological for anyone who seeks to reach Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Instructor(s)

Instructor MMWU Course #26 Behind the Veil of Islam: Gender Issues

Prof. Beth Grove

Beth Grove was born and raised on the mission field, has lived among Muslim immigrant communities in London for 18 years, enjoying friendship and gospel conversations with close Muslim friends from many nations. After travelling through Muslim countries, she obtained a Master’s degree in Islamics and is one of the co-founders of the Pfander Centre for Apologetics, which is a research think-tank and teaching ministry to equip Christians worldwide to engage Islam with a confident Christianity. Beth is one of the leading voices confronting Islam and standing for the truth of the scriptures and she will impart a true love for the Muslim people to the listener. This courses will be both practical and theological for anyone who seeks to reach Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ.