Dismantling Doubt and Nurturing Conviction
The inaugural subject of this class explores the dynamics of doubt in the American Muslim community from select verses of the Quran. This course approaches the Quran in general and how to understand it (aka to prevent doubt). How can we keep our theology strong when faced with certain verses from the Holy Quran? Often there are intellectual doubts that invade our minds, but sometimes those doubts manifest from our hearts. These Yaqeen instructors break down several aspects of how we can begin to appreciate and understand the Quran from multiple viewpoints.
Dr. Nazir Khan

Dr. Nazir Khan MD FRCPC ​is the President of Yaqeen Canada and the Director of Research Strategy at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He is a Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He has also served as an Imam for many years and has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (​ijāzah​) in the study of the Qur’an, Ḥadith and Islamic theology (ʿ​aqīdah​) from various scholars across North America. He has taught Qur’anic studies classes, workshops, and seminars and is a consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association Fiqh Committee. Dr. Khan completed his residency at the University of Manitoba and fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Calgary. His expertise in both medical sciences and Islamic theology uniquely positions him to address challenging contemporary questions regarding faith, reason, and science.