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Islamic Studies - Course Outline

  1. 1. • FA13 BSE 1B • M.Sufyan Malik • 03153151468 • sufyancomsat@yahoo.com
  2. 2. Course Description: This course outline has been compiled to meet the needs of students studying Islamic Studies as a compulsory subject at undergraduate level at CIIT, Islamabad. The need for educational reconstruction in Islamic society for strengthening the foundation of faith as well as to enable the rising generation to face the challenges of moderation and globalization with confidence, has been fully recognized and emphasized at CIIT. It is hoped that this course outline would serve its purpose and would help in the purification of thought and character building of the students.
  3. 3. Objectives • Acquaint the students with the meaning and significance of Islam as the universal and practical religion. • To develop the qualities of practical Muslims for understanding and full filling their duties towards Allah and His creation in order to better their life in this world and hereafter. • To develop the sense of belongingness to Islam and responsibility through the text of Holy Quran and Hadees.
  4. 4. Cont. • To develop strong faith in the basic concepts of Islam and individual doctrine of responsibility towards Allah and His creation. • To aware students about the understanding of Islam as the practical code of life for all the times. • To promote the knowledge of the revelation of the Holy Quran as God given book. • To aware new generation about the modern Islamic world and its problems.
  5. 5. Course Literature: 1. What every one should know about Islam and Muslims by suzanne Haneef 2. Islamic ideology by khalifa Abdul Hakim 3. Explanation of Holy Quran by Abdullah Yousaf Ali 4. Najatullah Siddique, Some aspects of Islamic Economy 5. Habib Ur Rehman Siddique, Usule-Fiqh 6. Ghulam Sarwar, Islamic Beliefs and Teachings 7. Sahi-al- Bukhari & Sahi-al- Muslim Must-Read Literature M.D.Zafar, Islamic Education
  6. 6. Course Requirements and Expectations 80% attendance is must for final examination. Interest in the subject is the basic requirement for this course. Class participation, attendance of Seminar, general attitude, dress code will be strictly observed. All assignments, quizzes, presentations, projects and class activity assigned by the instructor are a compulsory part of the course. Course outline will be given to the students at the start of the semester. Students should use valid, authentic and non controversial reference material in their assignments, quizzes, presentations, sessionals and final examination.
  7. 7. Marks Break-up 1- 3Assignments and 1Project Report: 10% 2- 4Quizzes: 10% 3-Class participation/ Seminar attitude/attendance/ dress code: 05% 5- Sessional I 10% 6- Sessional II 15% 7- Final 50% Total 100 Marks
  8. 8. Course Outline Introduction to Islamic Studies Introduction by course instructor and students, review of course program and literature, methodology of teaching, origins and objectives of Islamic Studies, definition of course, project classifications, and basic information about Islamic Studies course, Fundamental Doctrine of Islam.
  9. 9. Religion Meaning of religion: Need for a religion. Kinds of religion Need for a religion. Impacts of a religionn. How the religion was started?
  10. 10. Revealed religions. The incident of consultation with the angels regarding the creation of Adam Alaihissalam. Unity of the revealed religions The major revealed religions. Need of Islam after we had the other true revealed religions in the form of Christianity and Judaism.
  11. 11. Islam – A Religion Literal and literary definition of the word Islam, Islam as religion and code of life with reference of the Holy Quran, difference between monotheistic and polytheistic religions, basic information about Islamic concepts. Faith and obedience.
  12. 12. Fundamental Beliefs in Islam Concept of Tawheed (oneness of Allah), shrik, effects of doctrine of Tawheed on human life, Prophet hood, its nature and necessity, history of prophet hood, finality of prophet hood, some of the distinguished qualities of the prophet hood of Muhammad(PBUH). Belief in the Day of Judgment. Faith and obedience.
  13. 13. Al – Quran and Hadees Complete information about Al- Quran as a holy book (Instructor may teach Surahs and translation) Hadees complete information about hadees.
  14. 14. Definition of Worship Definition of Worship, Faith and obedience, Importance of worship in life, Fundamental and obligatory worships or five pillars of Islam, Ieman(faith), Salat (prayer), Saum (fasting), Zakat and Hajj. Jihad is one of the basic worship of Islam, difference between war and jihad, Jihad bin Nafs, jihad bil Mall, jihad through knowledge and education, Jihad through war, limitations during Jihad.
  15. 15. Deen and Sheria’h What is the concept of Deen? What is Sheriah? Difference between Deen and Sheriah. Sources of Sheriah.
  16. 16. Social Duties and Responsibilities Honesty and trustworthiness, keeping of Promise, truth, respect for law, self sacrifice, sense of responsibility.
  17. 17. Fundamental Human Rights Right to life, property, honor, faith, equality, justice, rights of parents, teachers, women and non-Muslims. Status of Women in Islam.
  18. 18. Arabia the Cradle of Islam Geographical, social, religious, economical and political introduction of Arabia before the advent of Islam. Genealogical table of Muhammad (PBUH). Birth of the holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  19. 19. Life history of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Birth, life before prophet hood, life after prophet hood, preaching and difficulties in Makkah. Reasons of migration to Madinah.
  20. 20. First Muslim State of Madinah Treaty of Madinah, holy wars (Badar,Uhad, Ahzab). Conquest of Makkah. Hajjat-ul-Wida, Death of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
  21. 21. Last Address of the Holy Prophet and start of Islamic era Detailed discussion on the impotence of the fare well address. Islamic civilization and brief geo-social introduction, definition, elements, and overview of different famous ancient dynasties of the world. Introduction and overview of Present Islamic world.
  22. 22. Influence of Islamic civilization on the Sub-Continent Civilization of the subcontinent before Islam, social changes, Moral influence, Political consequences, effect on social life and role of saints and Sufism.
  23. 23. Current Issues and problems of Islamic world The course participants present their project reports using multimedia visual aids.
  24. 24. Contribution of Muslims to scientific thought Concept of learning and acquiring knowledge in Islam, brief account of the contributions of Muslims to the various branches of knowledge like Arithmetic, Algebra, geometry, Trigonometry, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine.
  25. 25. Different world Religions Hinduism:4000-2500 BCE, Judaism:2000 BCE, Buddhism: 560-490 BCE, Confucianism: 500BCE, Jainism: 420 BCE, Taoism- 440 CE, Christianity- 30+CE, Islam: 622 CE, Sikhism- 1500 CE. Problem solving and revision session.

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