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.
• Acquaint the students with the meaning and
significance of Islam as the universal and
• 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.
• 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.
1. What every one should know about Islam and Muslims by
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
M.D.Zafar, Islamic Education
Course Requirements and
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.
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
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.
Meaning of religion:
Need for a religion.
Kinds of religion
Need for a religion.
Impacts of a religionn.
How the religion was started?
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
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.
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
Al – Quran and Hadees
Complete information about Al- Quran as a holy
book (Instructor may teach Surahs and
Hadees complete information about hadees.
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
Deen and Sheria’h
What is the concept of Deen? What is Sheriah?
Difference between Deen and Sheriah.
Sources of Sheriah.
Social Duties and Responsibilities
Honesty and trustworthiness, keeping of
Promise, truth, respect for law, self sacrifice,
sense of responsibility.
Fundamental Human Rights
Right to life, property, honor, faith, equality,
justice, rights of parents, teachers, women
Status of Women in Islam.
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
Life history of the Holy Prophet
Birth, life before prophet hood, life after
prophet hood, preaching and difficulties in
Makkah. Reasons of migration to Madinah.
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).
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.
Influence of Islamic civilization on
Civilization of the subcontinent before Islam,
social changes, Moral influence, Political
consequences, effect on social life and role of
saints and Sufism.
Current Issues and problems of
The course participants present their project
reports using multimedia visual aids.
Contribution of Muslims to
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.
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-
Problem solving and revision session.