Critical Thinking (Shaykh Waseem Ahmed) @ Manchester Waterloo Centre


February 24, 2018 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Waterloo Centre
389 Waterloo Rd
Manchester M8 9AB

Course Outline
Have you heard of the Translation Movement? Well, it was a Muslim Movement during the ninth century with its capital in Baghdad. It involved several Muslim scholars dedicating their efforts to preserve the tools of thinking; the intellectual instruments which built civilizations.

Logic is one of those instrumental sciences which the Muslim scholars preserved but also refined it to suit their Islamic needs. In this unit, within 10 weeks, you will be learn about the major themes in Arabic Logic and more importantly, how you can utilise it to benefit in everyday life or in academic study.

Learn how to, think critically, identify flawed arguments, how to construct sound and valid propositions and much more.
Unit Aims:
Equip learners with the tools of Arabic logic.
Apply theoretical knowledge of logic to practical contexts.
Understand the use of logic as an instrument of learning.
Understand how key logical principles are applied in language studies, jurisprudence and theology.

What will I learn?
You will learn about:
The influence of logic on other Islamic sciences.
Different views about knowledge and its types.
Two key processes for learning and acquiring new information.
Types of logical fallacies.
The nature of syllogisms.
Classical methods of classification and taxonomy.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
Construct sound syllogisms.
Identify logical fallacies in arguments.
Assess the validity and soundness of given information.​

Saturday 24th February 2018 | 10 Week Course
11:20 am to 12:10 pm