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.

YEARTerm 1 (11 Weeks)  Term 2 (11 Weeks)  Term 3 (11 Weeks) Summer Suhbah Term (3 Weeks) in Istanbul
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YEAR I (FOUNDATIONS)Islamic Civilization I2 Islamic Civilization II2 Introduction to the Islamic Disciplines2Mandatory
 Arabic Grammar I4 Arabic Grammar II4 Arabic Grammar III4 
 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 Ḥadīth1 Imam Nawawi’s Riyāḍ al-Ṣālihīn1 
          
  9  9  9 
          
YEAR II
(FOUNDATIONS)
Comparative Theories and Methods I2 Comparative Theories and Methods II2 Birth of the Modern World2Optional
 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 Iḥyāʾ1 Imam Al-Ghazzālī’s Iḥyāʾ1 Imam Al-Ghazzālī’s al-Munqiḍ1 
          
  9  9  9 
          
YEAR III
(CORE STUDIES
)
Self, Society, and Politics2 Comparative Psychology2 Comparative Law and Ethics2Optional
 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-Ḥikam1 Ibn ʿAṭāillāh al-Iskandarī’s al-Ḥikam1 al-Māwardī’s Adab al-Dunyā wa al-Dīn1 
          
  9  9  9 
          
YEAR IV
(CORE STUDIES)
Theology / Islamic Philosophy I (Kalām)3 Theology / Islamic Philosophy II (Kalām)3 Theology / Islamic Philosophy III (Kalām)3Mandatory
 Comparative Bio-Ethics2 Comparative Political Economy2 Sacred Art, Architecture & Aesthetics2 
 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 I1 Imam Rabbānī’s Maktūbāt II1 
          
 TOTAL HOURS9 TOTAL HOURS9 TOTAL HOURS9 
curriculum

Assessment

Subject

Grade Type

Islamic Disciplines

Number grade

Auxiliary Disciplines

Number grade

Social Sciences

Pass/fail

Islamic Ethics

Not graded