Islamic Communication

Effective communication is fundamental to human interaction, shaping our personal relationships, societies, and cultures. This course aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of communication theories and models while also examining how these frameworks apply within both secular and Islamic contexts. The course begins with a foundational overview of communication, delving into various models, including linear, interactive, and transactional, before advancing to more complex theories such as systems theory, social constructivism, psychological models, media-centric theories, and critical/cultural frameworks. By understanding these foundational principles, students will be equipped to navigate and apply them in different communication scenarios.

Additionally, the course introduces communication principles rooted in Islamic teachings, exploring the guidance provided in the Quran and Hadith and analyzing the Prophetic approaches to communication that emphasized patience, clarity, and empathy. Students will compare these ethical norms to those derived from secular sources, highlighting their respective strengths and implications in shaping interpersonal and societal relationships. Furthermore, the course examines mass communication from an Islamic perspective, investigating the values that govern responsible media practices while drawing comparisons to global codes of ethics.

A critical component of the course involves understanding communication accuracy and the significance of maintaining truthfulness. This includes learning how distortions occur and how the historical preservation of the Quran and Hadith through the chain of transmission (Isnad) serves as an exemplary model. The course also addresses the significance of effective communication within various Islamic practices, such as propagation (Dawah), the call to prayer (Adhan), the declaration of faith (Shahadah), and in commercial contracts and personal agreements (Aqd).

Finally, the course investigates the concept of freedom of expression from both Islamic and secular perspectives and how it has been implemented in Muslim-majority countries. It also examines data privacy, comparing secular and Islamic ethical frameworks for managing information in the modern world.

By understanding these diverse communication models, theories, and ethical considerations, students will be empowered to critically analyze communication practices, enhance their interpersonal skills, and uphold ethical standards in their personal and professional interactions. This comprehensive approach enables learners to navigate today’s complex communication landscape with sensitivity and integrity, drawing on both secular and Islamic insights.

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons
  • 34 Topics

Dr. Irfan Syauqi Beik

Member of Board of Commissioner Badan Wakaf Indonesia

Nana Mintarti

Commissioner, National Zakat Foundation (BAZNAS) Indonesia

Dr. Ahmad Juwaini

Director, National Sharia Economy & Finance Committee (KNEKS), Indonesia

Agus Wicaksono

CEO & Co-Founder of Alumnia

Dr. Moutaz Abojeib

Islamic Fintech Expert, ISRA, INCEIF

Dr. Nasim Shah Shirazi

Professor
HBK University, Qatar

Dr. Mohammed Obaidullah

Founder, IBF Net

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar

Chairman,
Awakaf Australia

Mufti Faraz Adam

Shariah Consultant & Head of Research, National Zakat Foundation, UK

Azim Kidwai

CEO, Mercy Mission & Chair, BoT, National Zakat Foundation, UK

Vladimir Malenko

General Director
PayZakat, Russian Federation

Zeinoul Abedien
Cajee

CEO, Awqaf SA, South Africa

Dr. Abd Halim M Noor

Rector, UiTM Melaka Campus, Malaysia

Dr. Aliyu Dahiru Mohammed

Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Khalifa Muhamad Ali

Faculty of Islamic Economics
IPB University, Indonesia