Islamic Religious Studies

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.

  1. to produce teachers with sound knowledge of the principles of Islam as a religion and a way of life.
  2. to equip the students with knowledge of understanding Islam as a culture and civilisation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. to give the students adequate intellectual exposure that will enable them pursue further education in Islamic Studies at the post graduate levels.
  7. 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/NCourse CodeCourse Title
2ISS 117Introduction to Tajwid
3ISS 118Introduction to Fiqh
4ISS 121Introduction to Islamic Economics and Finance
5ISS 122Introduction to Arabic Language
6ISS 123Fiqh az-Zakat and al-Hajj
7ISS 124Textual Study of the Qur’an I
8ISS 125Textual Study of Hadith I
9ISS 126Introduction to Maqasid ash-Shari‘ah
10ISS 211Textual Study of Qur’an II
11ISS 212Textual Study of Hadith II
12ISS 213Introduction to Islamic Theology
13ISS 214Islamic Family Law
14ISS 215Introduction to Da’wah  in Islam
15ISS 216Introduction to Islamic Philosophy
16ISS 217The Umayyad Period in Islam
17ISS 221Introduction to Islamic Mysticism (Sūfīsm)
18ISS 222Moral Theories of Islam (Tahdhīb)
19ISS 223Islam in West Africa
20ISS 224Beginners’ Arabic Reading
21ISS 225Islamic Studies Methodology
22ISS 226Study of Selected Prophets
23ISS 227The Abbasid Period in Islam
24ISS 311Introduction to Science of Tafsir
25ISS 312Theology of Mu’tazilah and Asha’irah
26ISS 313Islamic Banking and Insurance
27ISS 314Islamic Criminal Law
28ISS 315Islamic Social and Political Thoughts
29ISS 316Philosophers in Islam
30ISS 317Islamic Law of Succession
31ISS 318Inter-Religious Dialogue
32ISS 319Al-Qawā‘id al-Fiqhiyyah (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence)
33ISS 321Islam, the West and Revivalist Movements
34ISS 322Islamic Law: Practice in Nigeria
35ISS 323Islam and Civilization
36ISS 324The Sufi Orders in Islam
37ISS 325Islamic Education
38ISS 326Research in Islamic Studies
39ISS 327Advanced Studies of Maqasid ash-Shari‘ah
40ISS 328Comparative Science of Islamic Jurisprudence
41ISS 421Tafsir Al-Qur’an
42ISS 422Islam in Africa
43ISS 423Laws of Wasiyyah and Waqf
44ISS 424Islam and Conflict Resolution
45ISS 425The Ottoman Period of Islam
46ISS 426Study of Selected ‘Ulama’ and their Contributions to Islamic Scholarship
47ISS 427Principles of Investment and Business in Islam
48ISS 428World Religions
49ISS 429Original Essay 


Five SSCE credit/merit passes including English Language and Islamic Religious Studies.

UTME Subjects:

Islamic Studies/Arabic and two other social Science or Arts subjects

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