The mission of the Islam 101 Course is to create a welcoming environment for the entire Greater Pittsburgh Community to learn and understand some of the basic principals and practices of the Islamic Faith. The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh finds it very beneficial for everyone to have the opportunity to not only learn more about the Islamic Faith but to also hear personal first hand experiences of what it means to be Muslim. The year round Islam 101 course has been created and structured to benefit anyone who wishes to learn more.
“The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, God will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge. The inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and (even) the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave (no monetary inheritance), they leave only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion”
— Abu-Dawood, Hadith 1631
Islam 102 is an extension course for the Islam 101 class offered here at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. We recommend that those interested in this class take Islam 101 first.