Islamic Religious StudiesSeptember 7, 2022 2023-03-07 9:23
Islamic Religious Studies
The need for the study of Islamic Studies in a tertiary institution, especially in an African country cannot be over-emphasised. Islam is not only a religion, but also a way of life. Islamic Studies is universally recognised as an independent academic discipline on its own merit. It had played utilitarian roles in the development of West Africa, and it is still potentially capable to contribute meaningfully to the development of Nigeria in particular and the world at large. The knowledge of Arabic Language is necessary for the study of Islam because it is the language of the Holy Qur’an and other original sources of Islam. The influence of Arabic is reflected in the many loan words that abound in some of our indigenous languages in Africa, including Yoruba, Hausa, Swahili, etc. Many historical records about this country and the African continent are documented and/or preserved either in Arabic or in African Languages written in Arabic scripts. These facts point to the need for academic cooperation among scholars in various Arts and Social Science disciplines in the country.OBJECTIVES
- to produce teachers with sound knowledge of the principles of Islam as a religion and a way of life.
- to equip the students with knowledge of understanding Islam as a culture and civilisation.
- to provide high quality training in which the graduands could make rigorous and scholarly approaches to the contemporary problems of the Muslim Community with particular reference to Nigeria.
- to instil in the students “Good consciousness” and to help them appreciate and uphold the values and teachings of Islam, and to live in accordance with the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah of the prophet (SAAS).
- to prepare teachers who would adequately satisfy the staffing needs of the senior secondary school and tertiary levels of education where Islamic studies is offered.
- to give the students adequate intellectual exposure that will enable them pursue further education in Islamic Studies at the post graduate levels.
- to give students the opportunity of combing sound Islamic Education with sound general education courses which will enable them become productive professional educators in Islamic Studies.
|S/N||Course Code||Course Title|
|2||ISS 117||Introduction to Tajwid|
|3||ISS 118||Introduction to Fiqh|
|4||ISS 121||Introduction to Islamic Economics and Finance|
|5||ISS 122||Introduction to Arabic Language|
|6||ISS 123||Fiqh az-Zakat and al-Hajj|
|7||ISS 124||Textual Study of the Qur’an I|
|8||ISS 125||Textual Study of Hadith I|
|9||ISS 126||Introduction to Maqasid ash-Shari‘ah|
|10||ISS 211||Textual Study of Qur’an II|
|11||ISS 212||Textual Study of Hadith II|
|12||ISS 213||Introduction to Islamic Theology|
|13||ISS 214||Islamic Family Law|
|14||ISS 215||Introduction to Da’wah in Islam|
|15||ISS 216||Introduction to Islamic Philosophy|
|16||ISS 217||The Umayyad Period in Islam|
|17||ISS 221||Introduction to Islamic Mysticism (Sūfīsm)|
|18||ISS 222||Moral Theories of Islam (Tahdhīb)|
|19||ISS 223||Islam in West Africa|
|20||ISS 224||Beginners’ Arabic Reading|
|21||ISS 225||Islamic Studies Methodology|
|22||ISS 226||Study of Selected Prophets|
|23||ISS 227||The Abbasid Period in Islam|
|24||ISS 311||Introduction to Science of Tafsir|
|25||ISS 312||Theology of Mu’tazilah and Asha’irah|
|26||ISS 313||Islamic Banking and Insurance|
|27||ISS 314||Islamic Criminal Law|
|28||ISS 315||Islamic Social and Political Thoughts|
|29||ISS 316||Philosophers in Islam|
|30||ISS 317||Islamic Law of Succession|
|31||ISS 318||Inter-Religious Dialogue|
|32||ISS 319||Al-Qawā‘id al-Fiqhiyyah (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence)|
|33||ISS 321||Islam, the West and Revivalist Movements|
|34||ISS 322||Islamic Law: Practice in Nigeria|
|35||ISS 323||Islam and Civilization|
|36||ISS 324||The Sufi Orders in Islam|
|37||ISS 325||Islamic Education|
|38||ISS 326||Research in Islamic Studies|
|39||ISS 327||Advanced Studies of Maqasid ash-Shari‘ah|
|40||ISS 328||Comparative Science of Islamic Jurisprudence|
|41||ISS 421||Tafsir Al-Qur’an|
|42||ISS 422||Islam in Africa|
|43||ISS 423||Laws of Wasiyyah and Waqf|
|44||ISS 424||Islam and Conflict Resolution|
|45||ISS 425||The Ottoman Period of Islam|
|46||ISS 426||Study of Selected ‘Ulama’ and their Contributions to Islamic Scholarship|
|47||ISS 427||Principles of Investment and Business in Islam|
|48||ISS 428||World Religions|
|49||ISS 429||Original Essay|
Five SSCE credit/merit passes including English Language and Islamic Religious Studies.
Islamic Studies/Arabic and two other social Science or Arts subjects