Online Course: The Palestine Advocacy Course

“He has revealed to you the Book in truth, confirming what came before it, as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel. previously, as a guide for people, and [also] revealed the Standard [to distinguish between right and wrong] Surely those who reject Allah’s revelations will suffer a severe torment. For Allah is Almighty, capable of punishment.” Surah Al-Imran 3-4

“We declared to the Children of Israel in the Scripture, ‘Twice you will spread corruption in the land and become highly arrogant. So, when came the time appointed for the first of the two, We dispatched against you some servants belonging to us having strong aggressive power, who combed through the houses; and it was a promise, bound to be fulfilled. Then did We grant you the Return as against them: We gave you increase in resources and sons, and made you the more numerous in man-power (saying) ‘If you do good, you will do it for your own benefit, and if you do evil, it will be against yourselves’. Later, when came the time appointed for the second, (We sent others,) so that they spoil your faces, and so that they enter into the Mosque as the former ones entered it the first time, and utterly destroy whatever they prevail upon. May be your Lord would bestow mercy upon you. But if you do this again, We shall do that again…”’ Surah Al-Isra 4-8

Learn the history and occupation of Palestine, the claims used to justify occupation, how to counter them robustly with well-established facts and advocate for restoring the rights of the Palestinians.

The course is part of The Quran Institute’s (TQI) ‘Everything You Need To Know‘ series, and will cover the entire known history of the land of Palestine and its peoples, from Ancient Canaan to the Ottoman and then British Mandate period, up until today.

The course evaluates a list of arguments used to justify the moral and legal arguments used for and against the establishment of Israel and its subsequent actions, analysed in light of established facts, ranging from international law, historical and religious claims to the land, and the treatment of Palestinians both inside and outside the 1948 demarcation line.

The course also details the Islamic viewpoint towards oppression, nation-states, Islam’s perspective and definition of justice and agreements between Muslims and non-Muslims, the duties of the Muslim Ummah, and how Islamic law would treat the occupation of Palestine, combined with a economic-political feasibility analysis of the potential successfulness of various solutions.

You will learn on the course:

-Detailed history of the land of Palestine until modern day

-The strategic interests and aims of all the major powers, groups and stakeholders

-Familiarity with the arguments for and against Zionist narratives, and the ability to evaluate them based on established facts

-To articulate a strong counter-argument to pro-Israeli occupation rhetoric in a variety of settings, from academic, to television and media, and even in legal arenas

-The ability to deliver informed advocacy and the call to Islamic solutions within the Muslim world.

The course is divided into 10 chapters (each between 2-3 hours long) on the following topics:

Session 1: Course Introduction & Summary of the international debate on Zionism

Session 2: History Of The Palestine/Canaan until Muslim Conquest

Session 3: History Of The Palestine from Roman era until end of Ottoman era

Session 4: History of the Zionist movement until British conquest of Palestine

Session 5: History of Palestine from British conquest until the emergence of the State of Israel

Session 6: History of Palestine from 1948 to the Camp David Accords

Session 7: The 1978 Lebanon war until the 2007 Fatah-Hamas Conflict

Session 8: Recent history of Palestine & a review of the Illegality of Israeli Occupation

Session 9: The discriminatory treatment of Palestinians according to Israeli laws and military ordinances

Session 10: Religious arguments for & against Zionism and a review of possible political solutions to the occupation of Palestine

The trailer and the full course can be accessed here:

All proceeds go towards helping The Quran Institute continue its vital work

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