Lessons from the Cave

Four Qur’anic parables from Surah al-Kahf we can learn from in an age of crises.

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In Lessons from the Cave, Dr Samir Mahmoud takes us through the morals, spiritual essence, sometimes even the economic, social, political implications and meanings of these four stories in one of the most recited chapters of the Qur’an.

These sessions were broadcast on YouTube weekly in Ramadan 2020.

Course Introduction

Watch Dr Samir Mahmoud provide an overview of the course and its topics.

Your Instructor

Samir Mahmoud
Samir Mahmoud

Dr. Samir Mahmoud is currently Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University. He has a BA (Hons) in Anthropology & Politics with a focus on multicultural theory and comparative religion, and an MA in Architectural History, Theory & Urban Design with a focus on the traditional townscape from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He also holds an MPhil in Theology & Religious Studies with a focus on comparative philosophy and aesthetics. He completed a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad).

Dr. Mahmoud is a former Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-14) in the Arts & Humanities Initiative at the American University of Beirut and a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2012-2013) at the University of Oxford.

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