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Islamic Thought and Studies

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Objectives:

In Islamic Thought and Studies, we teach students Arabic Language
to the extent that they can read and grasp the traditional texts (i.e.
Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, and History) in Arabic and utilise them in their
research. Basic communicative skills in Arabic are also nurtured.
Students are acquainted with the fundamentals of religious sciences
(i.e. Uloom ul Quran, Usool e Tafseer, Usool e Hadith, Uloom e Sharia
etc). They are also taught Social Sciences with an emphasis on
Political Science, History and Economics so that they can develop a
better understanding of modern episteme of knowledge and
critically engage with the same in accordance with the Islamic values.

Syllabus:

Language
Foundations of Linguistics – Concept of languages: Origin & Families;
Linguistic changes and reconstruction; Language in spoken and written
modes; writing system; structure of language (Phonological, Morphological,
Syntactic, Semantic); Relevance of linguistics to other fields of knowledge;
History and evolution of Urdu/Hindi.
Arabic – Parts of Speech (Verb, Noun, Particles); Arabic case system

(Nominative, Genitive and Accusative); Numbers; Definite and indefinite;
Feminine; Etymology; The trilateral & four-letter verbs; Intransitive &
transitive verb; Active & passive voice; Tenses; Selected Texts.
Uloom e Sharia
Quran – Introduction; Healthy Recitation; Memorisation of selected
portions; Exegesis of seleted portions of Quran besides complete 30th
Juz; Wahi i.e. Revelation: History, Reasons, Compilation, Abrogation; Why
and how a Miracle?
Hadith – Definition of Hadith; The different sciences of Hadith;
Development of the sciences of Hadith; Classification of Hadith;
Orientalist Perspectives on Hadith; Revisionist Perspectives on Hadith;
Mukhtasar Mishkatul Masabih.
Fiqh – Definition Fiqh and Usool ul Fiqh; Development of Fiqh and Usool
ul Fiqh; The Approach of the Mutakallimun and Fuqaha; The Different
Types and Levels of Ahkam; The Sources of Laws: The Quran, The Sunnah,
Ijma, Qiyas; Other Sources of Law; Abrogation; Rules of deducing Ahkam;
Ijtihad and Taqlid.
Social Sciences
Foundations of Social Sciences – Subject matter of social science;
Development of social science; Difference between principles of western
and Islamic social sciences; Conceptual independence.
Political Science – Discipline of Political Science; Core Political Concepts;
Methods of governance; Modern Ideologies; Political Thinkers; Selected Issues.
History – Discipline of History; Philosophy of History; Selected Periods from
world history; Selected periods from Indian history; Selected periods from
Muslim history; Important World Revolutions; and Historical Controversies.
Economics – Discipline of Economics; Microeconomic Theories;
Macroeconomics; Islamic Economics; History of Islamic Financial Institutions; Islamic Modes of Finances.

Making sense of Sociology – Introduction; Family; Class; Tribe; Auguste
Comte; Emile Durkheim; Karl Marx; Shah Waliullah; Ibn Khaldun.
Making sense of Philosophy – Introduction; Argument; Basic Principles of
Greek, Arab and Chinese Philosophy; Truth; Justice; God, religion and
suffering; Euthanasia; Black and white thinking and grey-area; Islamophobia.
General Studies – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Seerah and its
contemporary relevance, global Islamic movements, Indian Constitution.

Eligibility:

Those students can apply for this course who

  •  have completed graduation (in any subject) from a university.
  •  can read and write in Urdu, Hindi (or any regional language), and English.
  •  have an excellent academic record.
  • Dr. Muhiuddin Ghazi completed his Alimiyat from Jamiatul Falah (UP); pursued higher studies at Darul Uloom Deoband and Jamia Islamia (Madeena); completed his PhD from Lucknow University. He is associated with various international academic and jurisprudential initiatives.

  • Mufti Sabahuddin Malik has completed his fazeelat from Jamiatul Falah and from Darul Uloom Deoband. He has completed MA in Arabic from Aligarh Muslim University and has specialised in Ifta wal Qaza from Imarat e Sharia (Bihar).

  • S. Ameenul Hasan has done his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Islamia Institute of Technology (Bangalore) and Masters in Psychology from Madras University (Chennai). His areas of special interest are Quran, human psychology, NLP and personality development etc. He is widely acclaimed as a motivational speaker. Currently he is serving as Vice President of Jamaat….

  • Maulana Farooq Khan has done his Masters in Hindi. He also learnt Arabic and Persian. Besides teaching, he has authored and translated many works. His translation of the meaning of Quran in Hindi and compilation of Hadith (i.e. Kalam e Nubuwwat) has resonated well with readers. Quran and Comparative Religion are his special areas of….

  • Maulana Syed Jalaluddeen Umri has completed his Alimiyat from Jamia Darussalam (Oomerabad). Besides he also studied Persian and English from Madras University and Aligarh Muslim University. He has authored more than 50 works on diferent Islamic themes. Besides, he has also served as Ameer e Jamaat e Islami Hind for three consecutive terms and as….

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