Advanced Diploma in Comparative Religions and Civilisation
In Comparative Religions and Civilisation, we teach students English Language to the extent that they can read and refer academic books and journals and utilise them in their research. Basic communicative skills in English are also nurtured. Students are given extensive lectures on histories, texts, beliefs and contributions of various religions (like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism and Islam). 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.
Those students can apply for this course who
- have completed Almiyat from Madrasa.
- can read and write in Urdu, Hindi (or any regional language) and Arabic.
- have an excellent academic record.
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 others fields of knowledge; History and evolution of Urdu/Hindi.
English ––– Basic Phonetics; Basic Grammar; Text and Comprehension; Etymology and Vocabulary; Writing Skills; Reading skills; Spoken skills.
Hinduism ––– Introduction; History; Fundamental Concepts; Religious Literatures; Philosophical Schools; Culture and Festivals; Hinduism in Modern World; Philosophers and Reformers; Hindu-Muslim relations; Colonialism: The emergence of communal violence; Rise and development of Hindutva.
Buddhism ––– Introduction; History; Buddha: times and Mission; Fundamental Concepts; Literature; Sects; Ambedkar’s contribution; Spread and decline of Buddhism; Relations with Hinduism, Jainism and Islam; Modern challenges.
Jainism ––– Introduction; History; Mahavir: times and mission; Fundamental Concepts; Sources; Literature and Practices; Sects; Revivalism; Jain Monasticism; Relations with Budhhism and Islam; Fine Arts; Modern challenges.
Sikhism ––– Introduction; History; Fundamental Concepts; Sikh culture and tradition; Sects; Relations with Sufism, Hinduism, Islam; Modern Challenges.
Judaism ––– Introduction; History; Scripture and Interpretations; Culture; Zionism, anti-Semitism, and Holocaust; State of Israel; Sects; Jewish jurisprudence; Relations with Christianity and Islam; Modern Challenges.
Christianity ––– Introduction; History; Scripture: Compilation controversies and Interpretations; Theology, Ethics and Sectarian Schisms; Fundamental Concepts; Church; Christianity and Colonialism; Secularization of European society; Relations with Judaism and Islam; Modern Challenges.
Zoroastrianism ––– Introduction; History; Zoroaster: time and mission; Scriptures; Fundamental teachings; Relations with Islam; Eschatology; influence on other traditions; Religious and social reforms; Modern Challenges.
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 ––– Islam and Science, global Islamic movements, Indian Constitution, understanding Civilization and its dynamics.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 35 hours
- Students 26
- Assessments Yes