Comparative Islamic Studies (BA)

Curriculum

The table below details the curriculum of the four years curriculum of the Honors Program  in Comparative Islamic Studies. Please note that the curriculum is subject to change.

YEAR Term 1 (11 Weeks)     Term 2 (11 Weeks)     Term 3 (11 Weeks)   Summer Suhbah Term (3 Weeks) in Istanbul
  COURSE Hr/
Week
  COURSE Hr/
Week
  COURSE Hr/
Week
 
YEAR I (FOUNDATIONS) Islamic Civilization I 2   Islamic Civilization II 2   Introduction to the Islamic Disciplines 2 Mandatory
  Arabic Grammar I 4   Arabic Grammar II 4   Arabic Grammar III 4  
  Creed (ʿAqāʾid) 2   The Law of Worship (Fiqh al-ʿIbādāt) 2   The Law of Worship (Fiqh al-ʿIbādāt) 2  
  Life of the Prophet (Sīrah) 1   Imam Nawawī’s 40 Ḥadīth 1   Imam Nawawi’s Riyāḍ al-Ṣālihīn 1  
                   
    9     9     9  
                   
YEAR II
(FOUNDATIONS)
Birth of the Modern World 2   Comparative Theories and Method I 2   Comparative Theories and Method II 2 Optional
  Law of Transactions (Fiqh al-Muʿāmalāt) 4   Family Law (Fiqh al-Munākaḥāt) 4   Criminal Law (Fiqh al-ʿUqūbāt) 4  
  Logic I (Manṭiq) 2   Logic II (Manṭiq) 2   Argumentation (Ādāb al Baḥth wa al-Munāẓarah) 2  
  Imam Al-Ghazzālī’s Iḥyāʾ 1   Imam Al-Ghazzālī’s Iḥyāʾ 1   Imam Al-Ghazzālī’s al-Munqiḍ 1  
                   
    9     9     9  
                   
YEAR III
(CORE STUDIES
)
Self, Society, and Politics 2   Comparative Psychology 2   Comparative Law and Ethics 2 Optional
  Rhetoric I (Balāghah) 3   Rhetoric II (Balāghah) 3   Principles of Hadith (Uṣūl al-Ḥadīth) 3  
  Jurisprudence I (Uṣūl al-Fiqh) 3   Jurisprudence II (Uṣūl al-Fiqh) 3   Jurisprudence III (Uṣūl al-Fiqh) 3  
  Ibn ʿAṭāillāh al-Iskandarī’s al-Ḥikam 1   Ibn ʿAṭāillāh al-Iskandarī’s al-Ḥikam 1   al-Māwardī’s Adab al-Dunyā wa al-Dīn 1  
                   
    9     9     9  
                   
YEAR IV
(CORE STUDIES)
Theology / Islamic Philosophy I (Kalām) 3   Theology / Islamic Philosophy II (Kalām) 3   Theology / Islamic Philosophy III (Kalām) 3 Mandatory
  Comparative Bio-Ethics 2   Comparative Political Economy 2   Sacred Art, Architecture & Aesthetics 2  
  History and Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Uṣūl al-Tafsīr) 3   Quranic Exegesis Texts (Tafsīr) 3   Contemporary Issues in Theology (Kalām) and Law (Fiqh) 3  
 

Imam Birgiwī’s al-Ṭarīqah al-Muḥammadiyyah

1   Imam Rabbānī’s Maktūbāt I 1   Imam Rabbānī’s Maktūbāt II 1  
                   
  TOTAL HOURS 9   TOTAL HOURS 9   TOTAL HOURS 9  
curriculum

Assessment

Subject

Grade Type

Islamic Disciplines

Number grade

Auxiliary Disciplines

Number grade

Social Sciences

Pass/fail

Islamic Ethics

Not graded