Specialism: Here, the student is awarded a B.A. Degree in one of the three Branches of the Dept: Quranic Interpretation, Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions, Islamic Tenet and Contemporary Schools of thought, Islamic Jurisprudence and its Fundamentals.


Post Graduate Studies: This Programme has been established in A.H. 1396/1397 (A.D. 1976/1977). It awards a M.A. Degree in the already three mentioned Specialisms.

Islamic Culture. Here, the Dept. teaches four courses for all the university students in the M.A. level.


The Department contains of three areas of Studies, which are:FEMALE STUDENT STUDIES:

This special section has been established in A.H. 1406/1407.

The Curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A) level: The Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions Quranic Interpretation Branch.

 Level -2

Code  & No.                    Course Title                       Credit Hours

IC  102

Islam and the Construction of Society


AL 103

Arabic Composition


IC  222

Introduction to the Islamic Tenet


IC  111

Introduction  to  Quranic Sciences


IC  114

Introduction to the Sciences of Prophet



Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions


IC  232

Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence


IC  340

Islamic Jurisprudence of Worship-I



Code  & No.                    Course Title                        Credit Hours

IC  103

The Islamic Economic System


IC  223

The Islamic Tenet


IC  122

The Tenet of the Sunnites -I


IC  113

Foundation of Quranic Interpretation


IC  212

Terminology of the Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh)Traditions - I


IC  133

Islamic Jurisprudence of Family Affairs


IC  317

Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence - I




Code  & No.                    Course Title                         Credit Hours

IC    104

Foundations of the Islamic Political System


PSY 221

Educational Psychology


IC    322

The Tenet of the Sunnites - II


IC    123

The Sunnites Opinions Toward Sects - T


IC    313

Quranic Interpretation - III


IC    434

Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence - II


IC    235

Islamic Jurisprudence of Transactions -I


IC    134

Islamic Jurisprudence of Wills & Inheritance



Level -5

Code  & No.                    Course Title                           Credit Hours

ITE  241

Educational Technology of Communication


IC    323

The Opinion of Islam Toward Schools of Cont.


IC    325

Non-Islamic Religions -I


IC    412

Quranic Interpretation -IV


IC    413

Terminology of Prophet Mohammad's (SAWS) Traditions -III


IC    136

Islamic Jurisprudence of Penalties -I


IC    234

Jurisp. of  the Islamic Political Systems


IC    437

The Biography of the Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh).



Level -6

Code  & No.                    Course Title                        Credit Hours

IC    330

Curriculums & General Teaching Methods


IC    454

The Islamic Society in the First Seven Cents.


IC    457

Quranic Recitation & its Rules


IC    132

Isl. Jurisp. Of Worshipping - II


IC    335

Isl. Jurisp. Of Penalties - II


IC    435

Foundations of Isl. Jurisp. - III



Level -7

Code  & No.                    Course Title                                  Credit Hours

PSY 151

Educational Evaluation


IC    340

Methods of Teaching Isl. Studies


ITE  250

Prod. & Utilization of Edu. Media


IC    135

Islamic Jurisp. of  Worshipping - B


IC    338

Islamic Jurisp. of Transactions - B


IC    238

Jurisp. Of Isl. Judicial & Admin. Systems - B


IC    339

Comparative Isl. Jurisprudence


IC    433

Jurisp. Of Islamic Jihad


IC    436

Foundations of Isl. Jurisp. - B


Level -8

Code  & No.                    Course Title                               Credit Hours

CI    460

Applied Education - Islamic Studies




1. Quranic Interpretation of Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh)Traditions Branch:


Semester -1

Code & No.                  Course Title                                Credit Hours

IC    501

Research Method


IC    533

Quranic Interpretation - I


IC    535

Evaluation of Prophet Mohammad's(Pbuh) Traditions Narrators


IC    537

Derivation of the Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions


IC    568

Modern Trends in Quranic Interp.


Semester -2

Code  & No.                    Course Title                         Credit Hours

IC    530

Quranic Sciences


IC    532

Methods of Quranic Interp.


IC    536

Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions - I


IC    569

Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Ordinance Traditions


IC    579

Critique & Study of a Prominent Compiler of a Book



of Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions.


Semester -3

Code  & No.                    Course Title                           Credit Hours

IC    531

Foundations of Quranic Interpretation


IC    534

Terminology of Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions.


IC    557

Quranic Interpretation - II


IC    559

Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh)  Traditions - II


IC    566

Interpretation of Quranic Verses on Ordinances



2- Islamic Tenet Branch

Semester -1

Code  & No.                    Course Title                        Credit Hours

IC    501

Research Methods


IC    540

The Sunni's Tenet - I


IC    541

Theological Issues - I


IC    544

The Opinion of Islam Toward Philosophy - I


IC    545

Islamic Morals



Semester -2

Code  & No.                    Course Title                          Credit Hours

IC    542

Non-Islamic Religions -I


IC    543

The Greek Philo. In the Light of Islam


IC    581

Theological Issues - II


IC    582

The Opinion of Islam Toward Philosophy -II


IC    588

Christian Missionary Activities and How to 



Counter act them


Semester -3

IC    546

The Opinion of Isl. Toward Sufism


IC    580

The Sunni's Tenet -II


IC    585

Non-Islamic Religions - II


IC    586

Cont. Philosophy in the Light of Isl.


IC    586

Esoteric Trends in Islamic Thought


2- The Branch of Islamic Jurisprudence & its Foundations.

Semester -1

Code  & No.                    Course Title                       Credit Hours

IC    501

Research Methods


IC    520

Comparative Isl. Jurisp. of  Transactions -I


IC    521

Comparative Rules in Islamic Jurisp.


IC    524

Foundations of Comp. Islamic  Jurisp. -I


IC    525

Islamic Jurisp. Textual Studies



Semester -2

IC    522

Comp. Islamic Criminal Jurisprudence


IC    555

Foundations of Comp. Islamic Jurisp. - II


IC    556

Study of a Muslim Legist. Methodology


IC    563

The Islamic Judicial System


IC    567

Isl. Comp. Jurisp. of Transactions



Semester -3

IC    523

International Relations in Islam


IC    526

Legislative & Judiciary Syst. In The Contemporary



Islamic World


IC    527

Comp. Islamic Jurisp. of Family Affairs


IC    591

Foundations of Comp. Islamic Jurisp. -III


IC    566

Interpretation of Quranic Verses of Ordinances



Semester -4

IC    600

M. A. Thesis



Course description of B.A. Degree

General subjects for all  University students.


IC 101      Introduction to Islamic Culture (2 credit-hours)

This subject aims to introduce the student to the Islamic culture; manifestation of the Muslims attitude towards other cultures; explaining the characteristics of Islam, such as: Universality, Comprehensibility, integrity, consistency with human nature (instinct), reason, and science. This subject also explains the Islamic tenet and its fundamentals, such as: To believe in Allah, the Hereafter, the Angles, the Holy Books, the Messengers, and Divine Destiny.


IC 102      The Role of Islam in the Construction of Society (2 credit-hours)

This course studies the following: The concept of the Muslim society; its basics, its method and characteristics, means of consolidating its social ties; the most important social problems, the Islamic philosophy  of family affairs, marriage: its introductory formalities, aims and effects. It also deals with ways of strengthening the family bonds.


IC 103      The Islamic Economic System (2 credit-hours)

This course depicts the Islamic concept of life, the nature of man, the basic constituents of the Islamic economics and its objectives, it studies as well the legal evidences of these topics. It also explains the opinion of Islam toward finance, ownership, production, maintenance, conception, distribution of wealth, and the exchange in the Islamic Economic system.


IC 104      Fundamentals of Isl. Political System (2 credit-hours)

This subject contains the following: Introduction to the Political System and its fundamentals; the Islamic Political System is the best system for human societies to follow and apply; the rise up of Islamic State during the Prophet's lifetime, Caliphate, and the fundamentals of State.


IC 111      Introduction to Quranic Sciences (2 credit-hours)

The course discusses the following: definition of the Quran and its Sciences; the revelation of the Quran, reasons for revelation, the Makki and Madani and their characteristics; the collection of the Quaranic manuscripts and its stages; Writing of the Quran and its rules of dictation, the arrangement of the verses and chapters "sowar"; the miraculous aspects of the Quran; refuting false allegations.


IC 113      Foundations of Quranic Interpretation (3 credit-hours)

This subject studies the following: definition of interpretation "Tafsir", its conditions, sources, and types. It deals with the conditions of the interpreter, and the most important Sunnit's book of Tafsir. It also studies the foundations of "Tafsir" of other sects, and evaluating their most important books.


IC  114     Introduction to the Sciences of Hadith (3 credit-hours)

This subject contains the following: the definition of the Sunna, its: Status, cogency, and authority, the stages of its recording (documentation), the attitudes towards it in the past and present, the efforts exerted to serve it, and introducing the most famous book of Sunna.


IC 115      The Quranic Sciences (2 credit-hours)

This subject discusses the following: the meaning of " the Seven Letters";

the science of recitation: its formation, differences, number .. ;  abrogation: its proofs, parts, scholars opinion toward it; the firm "Al-Muhkam" and the similitude "Al-Motashabih": its definition, controls and the scholars attitude towards it; the translation of the Quran: is it permissible or not? Its types, and the need for it.


IC 117      Quranic Interp. (Tafsir) - B - (3 credit-hours)

This subject is an analytical and evaluative study of modern trends (schools) of "Tafsir": the scientific trend, the rhetorical trend, the socio-litral trend as shown in the works of Mohd. Abdu "Tafsir" and Sayyid Qutb "Fi Zilalil Quran", and the Contemporary heretical (atheistic) trend: its motives, types and its most important figures and books.


IC 118      Traditions of the Pro. Mohd. (Hadith) - I (2 credit-hours)

This subject concentrates on the two most important books of Hadith: Sahil - Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. The student is introduced to these books, the methods, and the literature written about them. He also studies some traditions from each one of them.


IC 122      The Tenet of the Sunnites - I (2 credit-hours)

This course defines the following: the Sunnites, their method of understanding Quaran and "Sunna" (Traditions), their opinion toward Quran Interp., their faith in Divine attributes, resurrection, Angles and their relationship with the Divine action in the light of the principle of causality in Islam.


IC 123      The Sunnites Opinion Toward Sects - I (2 credit-hours)

This subject manifests the importance of agreement of Muslims on the origins of the faith; it explains the historical, social, and psychological causes which lead to the growth of sects; it studies in details the sects of: Kharigites, Shiites, and the Rafidites Shiites.


IC 124      The Sun. Refutation of Mus. Theo. Claims - I (2 credit-hours).

This course studies the following: Definition of Muslim  theology, its subject matters, the causes which leads to its growth, the opinion of Sunnites toward it; it studies, also, the thoughts of the sects, such as: Gadariya, Jahamiya, anthropomorphics, a detailed study of the Muatazila sect, and the Sunnites refutation of their allegations.


IC 125      The Sunnites Opinion Toward Sects -B (2 credit-hours)

This course contains: A definition of esoteric sects in the Islamic World, such as: Qaramati, Ismaili, Nusairi, Druze, Babi, Bahai, and Gadyaniya, regarding their growth, and beliefs, and opinion of the Sunnites toward them.


IC 132      Isl. Jurisp. of Worship -II (2 credit-hours)

This material considers the following items: "Zakat" (Alms giving), its legality (mandate); on whom it is incumbent, conditions determining responsibility for the payment of "Zakat" dues,; the taxability of wealth; the rate of payment; the lawful beneficiaries of "Zakat"; charity or donations, Islamic attitude towards it; to whom it should be given, what kind of money should be donated, pilgrimage; how to become a pilgrim, the different kinds of state of ritual consecration "Ihram", the acts of pilgrim from the start to the end; minor pilgrimage "Ummra", and its rituals.


IC 134      Islamic Jurisp. of Wills & Inheritance (2 credit-hours)

This matter studies the following objects: the will "Wasiya": its meaning, regulations, relevant provisions of the law regarding it, the testator, the testatrix, and the conditions of its beneficiaries; the inheritance: its conditions, reasons for the eligibility of inheritance, prohibitor of it, introduction to the terminology of it, introduction to the terminology of this subject, such as: descendant leaving no heirs "Kalal", reduction of shares of the heirs "Awl", repulse "Rud", abolishment "Monasakha", a waiver "Takharoj" and etc.


IC 135      Islamic Jurisp. of Worship -B (2 credit-hours)

This course tackles the following questions: Retiring into a mosque for devotion "I'tikaf", its regulations and virtues; the sacrifice-immolation of slaughtering an animal, its virtues and conditions; the sacrificing of animals in accordance with Isl. Jurisp., child-naming sacrifice "Al'Aqiqa", the oath, its kinds, its disengagement and its expiatory gift; vow "Annathr", its kinds, its legality, its expiatory gift "atonement" and its fulfillment on behalf of the deceased.


IC 136      Islamic Jurisp. of Penalties - I (2 credit-hours)

This course aims to: introduce the student to retaliation "Qisas", blood money "Diya", discretionary punishment and their legal ruling. The student studies the crime and punishment in general and the felonies in particular, such as all kinds of  killing. He studies different sorts of legal impediments "Mawani" regarding penalties. He studies compurgation "Qasama", discretionary penalties and given some examples of it, such as bribery.


IC 212      Term of Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) Traditions - I (3 credit-hours)

This subject studies the rise of this science, and some important terms, such as: authentic or sound "Sahih", approved or fair "Hassan", weak "Dha'if", and the divisions of each categories.


IC 213      Traditions (Hadith) of Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) -II           (2 credit-hours)

This matter discusses the Four Books of Sunna, plus "Sunan Addarimi", it deals with their authors, methods, terminology or idioms, and the explanations of these books. The student should memorize and study five traditions from each book.


IC 214      Qur. Interp. (Tafsir) - II (2 credit-hours)

This subject introduces the student to the traditional schools of "Tafsir" (Attafsir bil Mathur). He studies in detail the Opening Chapter "Surat Alfatiha" and 20 verses of the Cow Chapter "Suratul Baqara" from The book of Ibn Jarir Atabari. The student also studies the characteristics of this trend.


IC 222      Introduction to Islamic Tenet (2 credit-hours)

This material clarifies the meaning and the importance of the tenet, the sources of Isl. Tenet, its properties, compared with other tenet; a definition of the origins of the tenet, and method of the Sunnites in studying the origins of the tenet, objective presentation of the going astray in the tenet's studies of mus. Theologians, mystics and philosophers.


IC 223      Islamic Tenet (2 credit-hours)

It studies: the essentials of the Islamic tenet by manifestation of the meaning of Monotheism, its kinds,; the belief in: Angles, Books of Allah, and His Apostles; It presents the Sunnites doctrine in prophecy; the belief in the Last Day, the belief in Destiny whether good or bad.


IC 224      Greek Logic & Mus. Critique of it (2 credit-hours)

This subject contains the following: definition of logic regarding its growth, its influences by the idolatry believes, study of its main subjects such as Conceptions, assents, etc., Muslim critique of logic, especially the critique of Al-Shafi'I, Ibn Assalah, and Assiyuti. It points out the influence of logic upon Islamic sciences.


IC 225      The Sunnites Refutation of Mus. Theo. Claims -B (2 credit-hours)

This subject deals with the following: Study of the doctrines of Al-Asha'ira and Al-Matoridiya in regards to their growth, the historical stages of each one, the opinions of their founders, and different problems of Muslim theology compared with the doctrine of Sunnites.


IC 227      The Opinion of Isl. Toward Philo. -I (2 credit-hours)

This class demonstrates the aspects of differences between religion and philosophy regarding to their origins and results. It contains: a summary of the evaluation of Greek Philosophy, the means by which it had taken its way to the Islamic World, the distinguished thinkers who were affected by it, such as Al-Kindi and Al-Farabi, their trials to harmonize between it and religion, especially the trial of Ibn Roshd.


IC 232      Introduction to Isl. Jurisp. (2 credit-hours)

This course deals with the following issues: the study of the history of Isl.

Jurisp. during its different periods: the Prophetic era, his companions era and their successors, the period which witnessed the emergence of the Four Schools of Islamic Jurisp., the period of recession and then the renaissance of Isl. Jurisp. in the modern age which witnesses the emergence of: drafting and formulation of the Islamic Jurisp. in forms of theories and different kinds of encyclopedias.


IC 234      Islamic Jurisp. of Institution -I (2 credit-hours)

This subject introduces the student to the Islamic political system; its theory, the state foundations, the source of the rule, which are: Quran, Sunna, consensus "Ijma" and independent reasoning (Ijtihad); state origin, the foundations of authority in Islam, It studies the institution of caliphate in Islam and its main principles.


IC 235 Islamic Jurisp. of Transactions -I (2 credit-hours)

This course deals with: Contract of sale: its legal rulings and conditions, its kinds of options, and its pre-requisites; excess usury; different kinds of sales contracts, e.g.: V.'a livrer (advance sale-"Salam"), intrigues "Mosana'a", sale at a profit "Fasid":; contract of bill of exchange; guarantee, mortgage, and tenancy (hire & lease).


IC 236 Islamic Jurisp. of Punishments -II (2 credit-hours)

This course considers the following items: Punishments "Hodud" stipulated in Quran and Sunna for the following crimes: Adultery, slander, the drinking of alcohol, theft, highway robber, apostasy, and outrage; the conditions of each crime and the nature and the degree of its punishment; the confusedness or dubiousness which prevents the infliction of punishment "Had".


IC 238      Islamic Jurisp. of Institutions -B (2 credit-hours)

This material discusses: the Isl. Judiciary system, the Isl. Administrative system and comparison with secular systems.


IC 313      Quranic Interpretation (Tafsir) - III (2 credit-hours)

This subject concentrates on the different trends and methods of Tafsir as well: 1) Anfal Sura, from the Books of Al-Qortobi and Annasafi, 2) Safat Sura, from the book of Ibn Kathir and Al-Baydhawi. He should compare among the methods, and takes a written exam on the two Suras.


IC 314      Traditions of the Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) (Hadith) - III (2 credit-hours)

This syllabus deals with the following books of Hadith: Mowata Malik, Mosnad Ahmad, Sahih Ibn Khozayma, Sahih Ibn Hiban, Al-Mo'jam Alkabir of Attabarani, Almostadrak of AlHakim. The tudent should read short biograpy of each of these authors, their methods, as well as studying and memorizing five Hadiths from each book.

IC 316      Terminology of the Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) Trad. -II (2 credit-hours)

Here the student studies the methods of the scholars in categorizing the narrators, and the influence of these methods in judging the authenticity of the Hadiths. He also should be introduced to the most important sources and references of this subject.


IC 317      Fundamentals "Usul" of Islamic Jurisp. -I (2 credit-hours)

Here the student studies introductions to this subject, such as: its topics, roots and growth. He studies in details its sources, which are: The Quran, Sunna, consensus and analogy "Qiyas". Then he studies in general the other sources, such as: application of discretion in a legal decision (Approbation/"Istihsan"), public interest, custom & the prophet's companions sayings.


IC 322 The Tenet of the Sunnites - II (2 credit-hours)

This course illustrates in details the definition of the tenet of Sunnites, their method of understanding the Book and Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh)  Vis-a Vis the opinions and methods of other Islamic sects. All that is in the light of the exposure of their understanding of the revelation, faith, prophecy, its proofs and properties, destiny and basics of moral conduct, and their relation with predestination.


IC 323      The Isl. Opinion Toward Schools of Modern and Cont. Thought (2 credit-hours)

This class deals with: Verification of the Islamic tenet in Allah, and confutation of the allegations of those who deny Allah's existence in some contemporary doctrines such as Marxism, and existentialism, discussion of the Materialism in regard to their conception of cosmos, the Sunnites refutation of their thoughts, explaining the "Quiddity" (Essence) of man, discussing the theory of evolution and free will of man in existentialism in the light of Islamic conception about mankind.


IC 324      Sufism in the Light of Islam (2 credit-hours)

This topic deals with: definition of Sufis, its emergence; life of Sufis, and their tenets, such as: annihilation, incarnation, union, pantheism; the effect of Sufi conceptions in the recession of Islamic civilization; the opinions of Muslim scholars toward Sufism, concentrating on the critique of Ibn Aljawzi and Ibn Taymiya of Sufism.


IC 327      The Opinion of Isl. Toward Philos. -II (2 credit-hours)

This syllabus includes the following topics: to manifest the aspect of difference between the Isl. Religion and philosophy, according to their sources and the methods of each one. This will be in the course of presentation of the philosophers tenets in Divinity, their concept of: existence, anteriority of the universe, prophecy, divine messages, and resurrection; demonstration of the opinion of Muslim scholars in general toward these doctrines, especially that of Alghazali and Ibn Taymiya.


IC 335      Islamic Jurisp. of Transactions - II (2 credit-hours)

The contents of this syllabus are: sleeping partnership "Modharaba" contract; power of attorney "Wakala"; different kinds of companies such as: (Capital) partnership, labor partnership, and general partnership; crop-sharing "Mozara'a" contract; donation (gift/grant); remuneration "Ja'ala"; loans; bankruptcy; reconciliation-arbitration "Solh", and the judgment and conditions of all these kinds of contracts, partnerships and disposals.


IC 338      Islamic Jurisp. of Transaction -B (2 credit-hours)

This course covers: usurpation and its legal consequences preemption "Shofa": its rationale behind and conditions; lending "I'ara" its conditions; deposit, its conditions; bank deposits, its terms; article found (Loqata), its provisions; foundling (Laqit); his conditions, taking care of him & education him; i.e., custody.


IC 339      Comparative Isl. Jurisp. (2 credit-hours)

This course deals with  the following: Insurance contract, its various sorts, such as: commercial, Reciprocal, and mutual insurances; the philosophy of each kind; the Isl. Attitude toward it; social insurances, their concepts and financing; the beneficiaries of it; their applications; partnership contract; introducing the partnership, various sorts of partnership; studying in details the joint stock company.


IC 340      Islamic Jurisp. of Worships - I (2 credit-hours)

This class tackles the following: the two kinds of impurities: material and incorporeal; kinds of water as means of purification; classes of purity, such as purity of ritual impurity "Gosl", ablution "Wadhu", and dust ablution "Tayammom"; cleanness of impurity; prayer "Salat", its evidences and kinds, such as : congregational , Friday, the two Bairams (Al'idayn), the prayer for rain, fasting, its evidences, Kinds of fast, such as: obligatory, desirable (Sunni), recommendable, reprehensible, disapproved, and forbidden fast; negators and permissible of fast.


IC 412      Quranic Interpretation "Tafsir" - IV (2 credit-hours)

This course deals with subject interpretation (i.e. its studies one subject throughout the Quran): its Origin, stages, right method, and aims. Examples of these subjects are: money, Jihad, the prophet, etc.


IC 413      The Term of Prophet Mohammad. (Pbuh)Tradition - III      (2 credit-hours)

This class will study the narrators, to judge the authenticity of the Hadith; studying the most famous references pertaining to this material.


IC 415      Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) Traditions (Hadith) - B               (2 credit-hours)

Here the student is introduced to some publications titled " Almosanafatwa assonan" , such as: Mosanaf Abdurrazzaq, Mosanaf Ibn Abishalbn, Sunonaddaraqotni, sunan Albaihaqi, & Sharh Maani AlAthar by Attahayi. The student reads about the authors, and studies Chapters from each book.


IC 416      Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) Tradiitons (Hadity) -C (2 credit-hours)

This course deals with the most important books of JamiAl-Jawami and Zawaid, such as: Jami' Al-usul, Kanzul, the ….'omal, Al-Matalib Al'alia, Jami Jawami', Attargib wa tarhib, and Majma' Azzawaid. The student studies the methods of these publications in addition to five traditions from each of them.


IC 423      The Opinion of Isl. Toward Modern and Cont. Schools of Thought (2 credit-hours)

This is a critique study   - in the light of Islam: of modern philosophy as it is represented in: Intellectualism of Decart, Sensationalism and Eipricism of Locke and Hume, Criticism of Kant, also a critical study of cont. schools of though, such as: Marxism, Pragmatism and Existentialism, in the light of the principles of Isl. Monotheism.


IC 425      Non-Islamic Religions -II (2 credit-hours)

This syllabus comprises: explanation of the tenets of Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Sabians, in respect of their growth, homeland, their Concept of Divinity, Cosmos, and Destiny of mankind; then criticism of them, and illustration of the Isl. Opinion towards them.


IC 427      The Methods of Muslims & Oreintalists Towards the Interp. of History (2 credit-hours)

This course deals with: a study of some theories of interpretation of history in the modern western thought, such as, the theories of: Hegil, Marx, and Toynbee; then to criticize them in the light of the Islamic monotheism, and explanation of the connection of historical interpretations with tenets; then, presentation of Muslim interp. of history with respect to Ibn Maskawayh & Ibn Khaldoon.


IC 433      Jurisp. of Isl. Holy War (Jihad/ Siyar) (2 credit-hours)

This class demonstrates the following: that Islam divides the world into three categories: the homeland of Islam or the territory of the Islam, conditions linked in a peace treaty, and enemy terror; Jihad, its concept, material, physical and moral preparations for it; war warning; battle field rules and ethics, such as: whom are to be killed, and who are not to be killed, treatment of the wounded, etc; way of performing prayer in the battlefield-prayer at fear; safety convenant; the laying down of war burdens, whether with victory, defeat, truce or with peach treaty; rules of booty distribution and treatment and fate of the prisoners (captives) of war; themmi (free non-Muslims under Isl. Rules) treaty and its consequences, such as poll-tax "tizya" and land-tax "Kharaj".


IC 434 Funds. (Origins/Usul) of Isl. Jrisp. -II (2 credit-hours)

This course considers the following: methods of Usul jurists, regarding extraction of legal rulings from the origins of Isl. Jurisp. (Fiqh); Allah as a supreme Dispenser of legislation; themes of commandment of Allah, which are : obligatory, desirable, undesirable or reprehensible, forbidden, and permissible; themes of Positive ruling (adjudication) which are: the reason "Sabab", prerequisite; legal impediments, decisive judgment "Azima", allowance, validity and imperfection "Fasad"; the conditions of legal capacity of a person and the impediments of this legal capacity.


IC 435      Funds of Isl. Jurisp. -III (2 creit-hours)

This course treats the following items: ways of signification of the meaning according to Hanafi School and Mainstream Muslim Scholarship "Ajjomhur"; lucidity and ambiguity in the legal evidence, and its degrees; the common (conjoint) and its signification to rulings; specification of generalization; contradiction (inconsistency) of collective with the particulars, cases of unconditional and restriction in the legal evident; ordainment and its signification, interdiction and its signification.


IC 436      Funds of Isl. Jurisp. -B (2 credit-hours)

The entries of this syllabus are: themes of contradictions and preference, introducing them their conditions and pillars, negator of contradiction; repeal "Naskh": is introduction, conditions, place, status, wisdom, aspects of modes of knowing it, and the difference between it and " to have an opinion" "Bada": difference between repeal and particularity; then a study of some principles of one of the four leading scholars (Immams).


IC 437      The Biography of Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) "Sirra"              (3 credit-hours)

This syllabus has the following items: a critique, scientific, analysis, verifications, documentary, and methodical study of the life account of prophet Mohammad (Pbuh). This study is based on the original sources, which are: Quran, Sunna, books on the prophet merits (Shamail), books of testimony that Mohammad (Pbuh) is Allah's Apostle, books on the Pro. Military campaigns or expeditions, books on the history of the two Holy mosques, books of general history, and books of arts, concentrating on authentic traditions and clarifies the famous ill-founded and spurious traditions, demonstration of judgments, kessism wisdoms and examples embodied in sirra; presentation of many prophetic merits, miracles; expeditions and campaigns, and the reason behind his marriage to nine wives (Polygamy).


IC 454      The Isl. Society in the First 7c. -I (3 credit-hours)

This course aims to aquatint the students with the methods of the Sunnites in respect of dealing with the history of Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) companions, the paramount important cases which Islamic Society has witnessed in the era of the Reshidite Caliphs.mayads, and Abbasides, the wars of Apostasy (Ridda), the Great Dissention, etc; refutation of the skeptics of the Rafidites and orientalists about these issued and some others.


IC 457 The Holy Quran Recitation Rules (4 credit-hours)

The objective of this syllabus is to enable the students acquire fluency and proficiently in the recitation of the holy Quran through the instruction of proper recitation, illustration of the general rules and types of solecism and elucidation of principles of phonetics such as the nasalization, syneresis and other rules of recitation.  The theoretical and practical aspects of this subject are uniquely combined through the memorization of the 29th & 30th parts of the Quran.


IC 501 Subject Description for M.A. Degree Research Methods

This subject aims to introduce the student to the original sources of  his field of specialization, giving a concernment to a study and an analysis of  selected texts, and then deduce scientific results from it.


IC 520       Comp. Islamic Jurisp. of  Transactions - I ( 2 credit-hours)

This subject deals with the modern partnership system, modern limited liability system and illustration of their proof evidences in the light of the comp. Islamic Jurisp.


IC 521 Comp. Rules' in Islamic Jursp.  ( 2 Credit-hours)

 The subject matters of this course are; the Islamic  legal rule, explanation of its peculiarities,and comparing it  with the secular law rule in brief; touching on several Islamic-juristic rules and studying their  applied branches in the light of the following references: "Al-ashbah wa - nnazair" by ibn Nojaym.  "Al ashbah wa - nnazair"  by Assiyuti, Takhry "Al - Foro'ala al - Osul" by Azzanjani,  "Attamhid Fi Takhrij al -Foro' 'ala al-Osul" by Al - Asnawr, "Al-foroq" by Al - Qarafi, "Al - Gawa'id" by Ibn Rajas Al -Hanbali,  and other compilations and references as these.


IC 522  Comp. Islamic Criminal Jurisp.     (2 Credit-hours)

The themes of this syllabus are : A study of some comparative criminal rules and their divisions according to muslim jurists and  a study of some secular law criminal rules in the light of Islamic Jurisp., which are the principles of ; 1.Personal penalty,  2. No crime and No punishment without a textual evidence, 3. No penalty on suspicion criterion, 4. Man's innocence is presumed, unless proven otherwise,  5. Equality before the Islamic Criminal legislation.


IC 523  International Relations in Islam.

This  course deals with : manifestation of the Principles of the Isl. International law system, and illustration of the rules of international conventions in Islam.


IC 524    Foundations of Comp. Isl. Turisp. -I-   (2 Credit-hours)

Here, the student studies one topic in detail and integration.  It is  suggested to be a comprehensive study about Independent Reasoning (Ijtihad) and its principles.


IC 525  Islamic Jurisp : Textual Studies.   (2 Credit-hours)

This syllabus contains : A study of some selected chapters from various sources of Isl. Jurisp including legislative texts and principles from the texts and commentaries of the schools of jurisp.  so that a student will be able to understand the symbols and idioms of the ancient books of Isl. Jurisp.


IC  526       Legislative & Judicial  Systs. in the Cont. Isl.  World.

Besides studying the items of the title of this course, the student is introduced to the publication of "Majalat al - ahmam al - 'dlia, "the emergence of  Secular laws and their replacement of the Isl. Jurisp".  This course also treats the  judicial system and the bases of civil and legislative trials, with special reference to the actual practice and application in  Saudi Arabia.


IC 527 Comp. Islamic Jurisp. of  Family  Affairs.

This course covers the following items : A study of some cases of isl. Family jurisp., e.g.: Foster age "Rida'a", privacy "Khalwa", engagement "Khitba", kinship "Annasab", dowry firtness or eligibility "Kafaa", and marriage contract stipulation.  The treatment of these items is to be integral and comparative, with special reference to their practice and application in Saudi Arabia.


IC 530  Quranic Sciences. (2 Credit-hours)

This syllabus contains : Introducing the reference books of this topic, and studying in detail some of its terms, such as : Revelation ; the  origin of recitation sciences, the seven letters, the clear "Mohkam", the  allegorical "motashabih", the seven letters, the clear  "Mohkam", the allegorical "motashabih", the repeal "Annaskh", etc., and refuting the arguments of the orientalists.

IC 531 Funds of Quranic Interpretations. (2 Credit -  hours)

This course is about : Introduction to "Tafsir", recognition of the hidden meaning (Tawil) and its sources, and the attitude of interpreters toward Israelite stories.


IC  532   Methods of  Quranic Interpreters. (2 Credit-hours)

This subject deals with the methods of the most famous Qur. interpreters in history, their lives and their books.


IC 533   Quranic Interpretation.    -1-   (2 Credit-hours)

In this class the student studies approximately two parts of the  Quran.   The  study should be analytical and compares between the two schools of interpretation : Mathur and Ray.


IC 534    Terminology of Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) Traditions.  (2Credit-hours)

This class discusses in details : the  authentic and approved traditions (Sahih & Hassan), some kinds of non-authentic traditions (Dha'if), in order to make the rules of this topic very clear to the student.


IC 535   Evaluation of the Pro. Traditions Narrators. (2 Credit-hours)

 This material considers the following.  The conditions of the evaluator (the critic); stages of evaluation, terminology of each scholar (evaluator); studying some of the reference books of this material, and all this will enable the student to have good knowledge to evaluate the narrators.


IC 536   Prophet Mohammad (Pbuh) Tradition.  -I-     (2Credit-hours)

In this topic, the student  studies the methods of all different books of traditions (Jawami' Sunan, Masanid, Ma'ajim, Ajza, Fawaid, etc.) then he studies samples from each type.


IC 537    Derivation of  Pro. Mohd. Tradition.    (2 Credit-hours)

In this course the student practices how to derive traditions and applying the scholars of Hadithe rules for evaluating the traditions in order to know whether they are authentic or not, and the degree  of authenticity.


IC 540    The  Tenet of the Sunnites   -I-      (2 Credit-hours)

 This subject studies the method of the sunnites for the assertion of belief origins, together with demonstration of their conciliation of harmony between reason  ('Agl)  and tradition (Nagl) and explanation of their opinion toward recognition of the hidden meaning (Tawil).


IC 541   Theological Issues   -I-    (2 Credit-hours)

This topic studies the issues of faith,  divine attributes of  Allah "Al - Asma wa ssifat" as attributed by Kharigites, Shi'aites, Mo'tazilites, Ash'arites and Matoridiya in the light of the Sunnites tenet.


IC 542   Non-Islamic Religions -I-    (2 Credit-hours)

This subject tackles the issue of Divinity as attributed to Judaism, Christianity, Confucianism and Zoroastrianism, in the light of the Isl. Tenets.


IC 534   Greek Philo - in the  Light of Islam.     (2 Credit-hours)

This syllabus contains : A critical study of the issues of Greek Philo., with respect to : divinity, Universe, manking, and moral trends in the light of Islam.


IC 544  The Opinion of Islamic Toward Philo.  (2 Credit-hours)

 This course  studies the cause of Divinity and its related problemetic matters  such as : anteriority and the creation  of the world, proofs of the existence of Allah attributed to the Isl. Philosophers : Al Kindi, Al Farabi, Ibn Sina, and Ibn Roshd in the light of the Sunnites tenet.


IC 545    Islamic Morals.  (2 Credit-hours)

 This subject embodies: a study of the general basics of the isl. morals as it is revealed in Quran and the Honoured Sunna, showing how these basics are applied by jurists and scholars of Hadith, in comparison with the methods of theologians, philosophers and "sufis".


IC 546  The Opinion of Isl. Toward Sufism.   (2 Credit-hours)

 This curriculum contains: A study of the issues of : Asceticism "zohd", Allah's favoritism "Wilaya", prophecy, along with studying the opinions appeared with the emergence of Sufism, which are : Annihilation "fana", incarnation "Ittihad", Subrogation "Holul" and Patheism "wohdat al -wojud", in the light of Islam.

IC 555   Founs. Of Comp. Isl. Jurisp.   -II-    (2 Credit-hours)

This course discusses each item in a comprehensive and integral way. Suggested topics are: contradiction (Ta'arodh) and preference (Tarjih), or on approbation (Istihsan) and consideration of the public interest (masalih Morsala), taking into consideration the effects of disagreement on the legislative application.


IC 556 A study of a Mus.  Jurist (Mujtahid) Method. (2 Credit-hours)

This course deals with the following topics:

A study of an integral and comprehensive history of a prominent muslim jurist, including : his full name, time, growth, culture, environment, qualities, qualification, the political and religious state of his time, and his attitude toward it, his significant students, characteristics of his school of jurisp. (Mathhab) regarding belief, foundations, jurisp. and other relative  sciences; his famous books, propagation of his school of jurisp., and evaluation of his  "Mathhab".


IC 557      Quranic Interpretation    -II-   (2 Credit-hours)

This course is an and lytic study of an item throughout the whole of the Quran, such as: money Jihad, story, .. etc.


IC 559      Pro. Mohd. Tradition - II ( 2 credit-hours)

In this course the student studies a number of traditions from different chapters. The study includes the Chain of narrators (Isnad) as well as the text (matn), and expands on explanatory books,  showing the characteristics of each one of the books.


IC 563      The Judicial System in Islam (2 credit-hours)

This course tackles the following issues: A study of judicial and judges' authority; the judicial judgments; the principle of the force of pronounced decisions and its legal evidence; other different schools of jurisp.


IC 566      Interp. of Our. Verses of Ordinances (2 credit-hours)

This course tackles the following topics: A comprehensive study of the secular modern banking system and its various operations and dealings, a and the Isl. substitute which is the Isl. baking system.


IC 568 Modern Trends of Our. Interp. (2 credit-hours)

This subject deals with the modern scholars the books of Ur. Interp. It distinguishes between the right and wrong trends, and studies the new attempts to give a modern interp. of the Quran.


IC 569      The Pro. Mohd  Ordinance Traditions (2 credit-hours)

The student must study twenty traditions of these types from books such as: Subul Assalam, and Nayl al-Awtar. The student shall memorize them.


IC 579   A study of a Prominent Scholar in Hadith  (2 Credit - hours)

This study covers the scholar's life his name, birth place, early life, influences on him, his trips, his teachers, students, his books, methods, impacts, and his death.


IC 580    The Tenet of the Sunnites -II-  (2 Credit-hours)

This course studies the basics of the Sunnites tenet, together with studying some selected texts of these basics.


IC 581   Theological Issues  -II-     (2 Credit-hours)

This class studies the questions of : Destiny, prophethoods and Imamate as envisaged by the death with issues in the previous course is titled "Theological issues -I-" in the light of Sunnites tenet.


IC 582     The Opinion of Isl. Toward Philos -I-  (2 Credit-hours)

This course treats the issues of prohecy and resurrection attributed to the philosophers mentioned in the previous material which is titled: "the Opinion of Isl. Toward Philosophy"' in the light of the Sunnites tenet.



IC 585     Non-Islamic Religions  -II-  (2 Credit-hours)

This topic comprises a detailed study of the issue of prophecy  attributed to non-isl. religions, as has been studied before in the sourse' titled "Non-Isl. Religions-I-"' in addition to Babiya,  Bahaiya, and Gadyaniya, in the light of Isl. tenet.


IC 586      Modern & Cont. Philo. In the light of Isl.  (2 Credit-hours)

This course covers the following items : a study of epistemology and the existence theory attributed to the rationalists, experimentalists, pragmatists, positivists (secularists) and logicians.  It also studies freedom as its envisaged by existentialists and Marxians in the light of Islam.


IC 587   Esoteric (Batinite) Trends in Isl. Thought.  (2 Credit-hours)

This theme deals with the study of the method of esoterics (Batanians or assassins) and their trends,  a long with concentrating on the cont. esoteric trends.


IC 588  How to Counteract Christian Missionary Activities.    

(2 Credit-hours)

This course tackles the historical reasons behind the western attitude toward Islam and Muslims, especially the relationship between evangelism and colonialism.  It also tackles the cruciferous and imperialistic targets;  christian missionary instruments of preaching; the zionistic cruciferous cooperation and the duty of Muslims toward the christian missionary.


IC  591   Foundations of Comp. Isl. Jurisp. -III-  (2 Credit-hours)

This  course considers the following topics:  A comprehensive study of repeal "Annaskh" and recognition of the hidden meanings "Tawil", and the results of juristic  differences on these two topics.


IC 600   Masters of Arts (M.A) Thesis.   (6 Credit-hours)

The research topic is to be chosen by the student in the field of his specialization, after the completion of studying the required theoretical subjects of his B.A.  It is to be original and useful.  It is a complementary research for the M.A. requirements, and is to be completed in no less than two semesters and no more than four semesters.


The program awards B.A. in the already three mentioned fields of Specialisation. A.M.A. Programme has been opened for girls in the same three specialialities.


The Dep. Council has taken a decision for establishing a Ph.D. Programme in the Branches of : Quranic Interpretation, Prophet Mohammad's (Pbuh) Traditions and Islamic Jurisprudence. The Dept. is awaiting for the confirmation of its decision by the concerned authorities.