Youth Class 112: Islamic History for Youth

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This is a Spring 2022 live class. The class timing for this course will be Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM EST.

This course will cover Islamic history from the time of the rightly guided caliphs to the late Ottoman empire. Students will gain an appreciation for the historical Islamic heritage and learn about the key figures and events that shaped the history of our ummah.


Week 1 - Umayyad period

Week 2 - Tariq ibn Ziyad's conquest of Spain

Week 3 - Abbasid period

Week 4 - Abbasid period 2

Week 5 - The Initial Crusades

Week 6 - Reclaiming Jerusalem

Week 7 - Seljuks

Week 8 - Conflict with the Tatars

Week 9 - Rise of the Ottoman Empire

Week 10 - Islam in North Africa and the Slave Trade

Week 11 - Colonization of the Muslim World

Week 12 - History of Islam in India

Week 13 - The End of the Ottoman Empire

Week 14 - Rise of Nation States

Your Instructor

Ryan Gyllenhammer
Ryan Gyllenhammer
Ryan Gyllenhammer spent his teenage years studying philosophy and spiritual experience, eventually leading him to accept Islam at the age of 18. He currently studies aqeedah, fiqh, and arabic with Dr.Shadee and Meurad Bagh in addition to Urban Planning & Design at Rutgers University. He has also been co-leading a local Young Muslims group for over a year.