Department of Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies

Dept. data last updated on :16/10/2021

Islamic Studies was recognized as a subject for BA and MA for the first time in India in 1920 when the AMU was established and its Academic Ordinances included 'Islamic Studies' as a subject. The first step for the teaching of Islamic Studies was taken in 1950 when the administrative charge of the subject was given to the Department of Arabic. It was also interested with the teaching of the subject in coordination with the Department of Philosophy, History and Political Science. Thus the teaching of Islamic Studies for BA and MA command in 1951 but it was a very modest beginning. The main emphasis was more on the regional history of the Muslim World than an Islamic Studies.

 In March 1954 the Institute of Islamic Studies was established to promote the study of (a) Islamic Culture and Civilization (b) Social, Political, Economic and Cultural trends in the countries of West Asia and North Africa and (c) Modern Arabic, Persian and Turkish (Language and Literature). The Institute was essentially a research Institute. A significant step was taken in 1968-69 when the teaching of Islamic Studies was transferred to the Institute which simultaneously began to function as the Department of Islamic Studies. In 1971 Islamic Studies was introduced in the Pre-University class. After the introduction of the semester system the course were modified and re-introduced since then every two to three years the courses are revised to include within then the latest research material. During the period under review a large number of research scholars were admitted and were subsequently awarded M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees.

 It is heartening to note that the Managing Committee of the Institute of Islamic Studies was revived the then Vice- Chancellor Mr. Saiyid Hamid in the early eighties and it is hoped that the research activities of the Institute will again start to progress if the XII plan proposals are accepted by the UGC.



Department of Islamic Studies





About Department


The Institute of Islamic Studies was established in 1954 primarily as a Research Institute with main objective to promote the study of Islamic Culture and Civilization, Economic, Socio and Cultural Trends in the countries of West Asia, North Africa and Modern Arabic, Persian and Turkish languages and country.  The Institute has special areas for study and research in Arabian Studies, Iranian Studies and Turkish Studies.  The Institute started to function also as teaching department since 1968.  In addition to the above mentioned specialized study areas and research, Department has also specialized papers at B.A. and M.A. level on contribution of India to Islamic Culture and Civilization.  The Department had provision of teaching of courses at B.A. and M.A. level on different aspects of Islamic Sciences and development of Islamic Culture and civilization in different parts of Muslim and Non- Muslim world.  It also runs Certificate and Diploma courses in Turkish language.   Moreover the Department provides facility for research work for the award of M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in different branches of Islamic Studies. 

The Department/ Institute has also published more than 60 (sixty books) in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English languages and some of them were highly appreciated by the scholars.  The Institute/ Department has also developed a specialized Library of Islamic Studies which contains more than 80,000 (eighty thousand) books.



Vision

The vision of the department consists of exploring the Islamic Studies through analytical study.  The department strives to reach standard of excellence in teaching and research. 


The department is committed the advancement of knowledge and learning in the field of Islamic Studies.  The department also envisions achieving high standard of academic performance to provide quality education to students and to deal with all auxiliary issues related to Islamic Studies.  In this backdrop:

·        To provide our students with effective teaching and outstanding research technique

·        To provide our students with appropriate analytical skills to lay the real works in deferent multidisciplinary learning.

·        To enhance the path of intellectual transformation among the undergraduate and post graduate students.   

·        To enable our students to become leaders in academic field and curious their futures as to become a good citizen.    


Values

·        We affirm and guided by the values of Aligarh Muslim University as a community of scholars and individuals.

·        We create in students the sense of fraternity and brotherhood of the Aligarh Movement. 

·        We are dedicated to the promotion of freedom of expression and diversity in perspective, background and experience. 

·        We value our colleagues, students and treat them with dignity. We trust and support one another and we value every ones constitution


Academic Programmes

1.      BA (Hons) Islamic Studies

2.      MA Islamic Studies

3.      Ph.D Islamic Studies

4.      Certificate in Turkish

5.      Diploma in Turkish

6.      Open Elective Courses

BA (Hons) Islamic Studies        

Senior Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate of English and three Subjects from amongst Accountancy, Arabic, Banking, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Organization, Business Studies, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Hindi, History, Home Science, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Persian, Philosophy, Physical Health Education, Physics, Political Science /Civics, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, Urdu and Modern Indian Languages (Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi and Kashmiri). OR Degree/Sanad from recognized Madarsa/Institution with at least 50% marks (as given in Table IX) OR Bridge Course-Senior Secondary School Certificate from AMU with 50% marks in aggregate. Note: Candidate should refer to ‘Allowed Courses’ under ‘Important Information & Rules’ to ascertain whether s/he is permitted to apply for the course of study.

Selection Process: Through Departmental Test


L i s t            o f      C o u r s e s

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Islamic Studies)


B.A. (Hons) Semester –I (CBCS) 


S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

E

01.

ISB-151

The Emergence of Islam

030

070

M

Yes

4

02.

ISB-152

Muslim Contribution to Science & Technology

030

070

M

Yes

2

03.

ISB-161

Early Islamic Period

030

070

S

Yes

4

04.

ISB-162

Muslim Sects

030

070

S

Yes

2


B.A. (Hons) Semester –II (CBCS) 

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

E

01.

ISB-251

Khilafat-i-Rashidah

030

070

M

Yes

4

02.

ISB-252

Muslim Contribution to Social Sciences

030

070

M

Yes

2

03.

ISB-261

A Survey of Muslim States 

030

070

S

Yes

4

04.

ISB-262

Muslim Thinkers and Scholars

030

070

S

Yes

2


B.A. (Hons) Semester –III (CBCS) 


S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

E

01.

ISB-351

Principles and Teachings of Islam

030

070

M

Yes

4

02.

ISB-352

Society and State under Umayyads & Abbasids

030

070

M

Yes

2

03.

ISB-361

Islamic Sciences under the Umayyads and Abbasids

030

070

S

Yes

4

04.

ISB-362

Development of Science and Social Sciences

030

070

S

Yes

2


B.A. (Hons) Semester –IV (CBCS) 

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

E

01.

ISB-451

Development of Islamic Sciences upto the Abbasids

030

070

M

Yes

4

02.

ISB-452

Islamic Culture in India

030

070

M

Yes

2

03.

ISB-461

Development of Islamic Thought in Modern Period

030

070

S

Yes

4

04.

ISB-462

Development of Islamic Thought in India

030

070

S

Yes

2


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

L i s t            o f      C o u r s e s

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Islamic Studies)


B.A. (Hons) Semester –V (CBCS)                                                            

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

E

01.

ISB-551

Arab World in the Medieval and Modern Period

030

070

C

Yes

4

02.

ISB-552

Islamic Culture under the Ottomans

030

070

C

Yes

4

03.

ISB-553

Islamic Culture in Spain

030

070

C

Yes

4

04.

ISB-554

Islamic Culture in Iran

030

070

O

Yes

4

05.

ISB-555

Islamic Culture in Central Asia

030

070

O

Yes

4

06.

ISB-556

Muslim Sufis 

030

070

C

Yes

4

07.

ISB-557

Muslim Reformist Movements in India 

030

070

C

Yes

4


B.A. (Hons) Semester –VI (CBCS) 

01.

ISB-651

Muslim Sects

030

070

C

Yes

4

02.

ISB-652

Muslim Thinkers 

030

070

C

Yes

4

03.

ISB-653

Islamic Culture in Africa

030

070

C

Yes

4

04.

ISB-654

Reform Movements in the Muslim World

030

070

C

Yes

4

05.

ISB-661

Islamic Culture in China

030

070

O

Yes

4

06.

ISB-662

Islamic Culture in South East Asia

030

070

O

Yes

4

07.

ISB-671

Muslim Scholars

030

070

O

Yes

4

08.

ISB-672

Muslim Scientists

030

070

O

Yes

4


Open Elective Course

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

E

01.

ISB-591

Introduction to Islamic Culture

030

070

E

Yes

2


Col. A –>       Continuous Evaluation {Sessional}   

Col. B –>        Theory/ Practical/ Seminar/Presentation/Project End Semester Marks 

Col. C –>        B for Main & Subsidiary, Col D–> Teaching in 2018-2019, Col E–> Credits

                       C for Compulsory

                       M for Main

                       O for Optional

                        S for Subsidiary

                        E for Open Elective


MA Islamic Studies

B.A. with at least 55% marks in aggregate and not less than 55% marks in Economics OR B.Sc. with at least 55% marks in aggregate and not less than 60% marks in Mathematics / Statistics. OR B. Com. with at least 55% marks in aggregate. Note: Candidate should refer to ‘Allowed Courses’ under ‘Important Information & Rules’ to ascertain whether s/he is permitted to apply for the course of study

Selection Process; Through Departmental Test


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

L i s t     of     C o u r s e s

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Islamic Studies)


M.A. (I Semester)                                                                                                          

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

Cr

01.

ISM1001

Quranic Sciences

030

070

C

Yes

4


02.

ISM1002

Islamic Institutions

030

070

C

Yes

4


03.

ISM1003

Discipline of Islamic Studies

030

070

C

Yes

4


04.

ISM1011

Islamic Political Thought

030

070

O

Yes

4

05.

ISM1012

Islamic Economic Thought

030

070

O

Yes

4


06.

ISM1021

Introduction to Islamic Civilization

030

070

O

Yes

4

07.

ISM1022

Special Study of Sayyid Ahmad Khan  

030

070

O

Yes

4


08.

ISM1031

Elementary Arabic- I 

030

070

O

Yes

4

09.

ISM1032

Elementary Persian- I 

030

070

O

Yes

4

10.

ISM1033

Elementary Turkish- I 

030

070

O

Yes

4


Col. A –>       Continuous Evaluation {Sessional Marks}    

Col. B –>        Theory or End Semester/ Practical/ Viva-Voce Marks 

Col. C –>        C for Compulsory

                       O for Optional

                        E for Open Elective

                        A for Ability Enhancement (Compulsory Paper) 

Col. D –>        Teaching for Session 2018-2019

Cr–>               Credits


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

L i s t     of     C o u r s e s

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)


Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Islamic Studies)


M.A. (II Semester)                                                                                                       

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

Cr

01.

ISM2001

Science of Hadith

030

070

C

Yes

4


02.

ISM2002

Muslim Sects

030

070

C

Yes

4


03.

ISM2011

Scientific Legacy of Islam

030

070

O

Yes

4

04.

ISM2012

Islamic Arts and Architecture

030

070

O

Yes

4


05.

ISM2021

Al-Ghazali

030

070

O

Yes

4

06.

ISM2022

Ibn Taimiya

030

070

O

Yes

4

07.

ISM2023

Ibn Khaldun

030

070

O

Yes

4

08.

ISM2024

Shah Waliullah

030

070

O

Yes

4

09.

ISM2025

Shibli Numani

030

070

O

Yes

4

10.

ISM2026

Muhammad Iqbal

030

070

O

Yes

4

11.

ISM2027

Ashraf Ali Thanvi

030

070

O

Yes

4

12.

ISM2028

Abul Ala Maududi

030

070

O

Yes

4


13

ISM2031

Elementary Arabic- II 

030

070

O

Yes

4

14.

ISM2032

Elementary Persian- II 

030

070

O

Yes

4

15.

ISM2033

Elementary Turkish- II 

030

070

O

Yes

4


16.

ISM2071

Viva - Voce

040

060

C

Yes

4

Col. A –>       Continuous Evaluation {Sessional Marks}    

Col. B –>        Theory or End Semester/ Practical/ Viva-Voce Marks 

Col. C –>        C for Compulsory

                       O for Optional

                        E for Open Elective

                        A for Ability Enhancement (Compulsory Paper) 

Col. D –>        Teaching for Session 2018-2019

Cr–>               Credits


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

L i s t     of     C o u r s e s

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Islamic Studies)


M.A. (III Semester)                                                                                                       Page: 3 

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

Cr

01.

ISM3001

Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh)

030

070

C

Yes

4


02.

ISM3002

Muslim Thought in the Modern Period

030

070

C

Yes

4


03.

ISM3011

Muslim Historiography

030

070

O

Yes

4

04.

ISM3012

Muslim Geography

030

070

O

Yes

4


05.

ISM3021

Indian Contribution to Islamic Culture 

030

070

O

Yes

4

06.

ISM3022

Iranian Contribution to Islamic Culture

030

070

O

Yes

4

07.

ISM3023

Turkish Contribution to Islamic Culture

030

070

O

Yes

4

08.

ISM3024

Central Asian Contribution to Islamic Culture

030

070

O

Yes

4

09.

ISM3025

African Contribution to Islamic Culture

030

070

O

Yes

4

10.

ISM3026

Islam in South East Asia

030

070

O

Yes

4

11.

ISM3027

Islamic Culture and Heritage of Spain 

030

070

O

Yes

4


12.

ISM3031

Elementary Arabic- III 

030

070

O

Yes

4

13.

ISM3032

Elementary Persian- III 

030

070

O

Yes

4

14.

ISM3033

Elementary Turkish- III 

030

070

O

Yes

4


Col. A –>       Continuous Evaluation {Sessional Marks}    

Col. B –>        Theory or End Semester/ Practical/ Viva-Voce Marks 

Col. C –>        C for Compulsory

                       O for Optional

                        E for Open Elective

                        A for Ability Enhancement (Compulsory Paper) 

Col. D –>        Teaching for Session 2018-2019

Cr–>               Credits


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

L i s t     of     C o u r s e s

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Islamic Studies)

M.A. (IV Semester)                                                                                                       Page: 4 

S. No.

Code

Title of the Paper

A

B

C

D

Cr

01.

ISM4001

Sufism

030

070

C

Yes

4


02.

ISM4002

Contemporary Muslim World 

030

070

C

Yes

4


03.

ISM4011

Ilm al-Kalam

030

070

O

Yes

4

04.

ISM4012

Muslim Philosophy

030

070

O

Yes

4


05.

ISM4021

Islam in Modern India

030

070

O

Yes

4

06.

ISM4022

Islam in Modern Iran

030

070

O

Yes

4

07.

ISM4023

Islam in Modern Turkey

030

070

O

Yes

4

08.

ISM4024

Islam in Modern Central Asia

030

070

O

Yes

4

09.

ISM4025

Islam in China

030

070

O

Yes

4

10.

ISM4026

Islam in Contemporary South Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives)   

030

070

O

Yes

4

11.

ISM4027

Islam in Europe and the Americas

030

070

O

Yes

4


12.

ISM4031

Elementary Arabic- IV

030

070

O

Yes

4

13.

ISM4032

Elementary Persian- IV

030

070

O

Yes

4

14.

ISM4033

Elementary Turkish- IV 

030

070

O

Yes

4


15.

ISM40VI

Viva – Voce

100

C

Yes

4


Col. A –>       Continuous Evaluation {Sessional Marks}    

Col. B –>        Theory or End Semester/ Practical/ Viva-Voce Marks 

Col. C –>        C for Compulsory

                       O for Optional

                        E for Open Elective

                        A for Ability Enhancement (Compulsory Paper) 

Col. D –>        Teaching for Session 2018-2019

Cr–>               Credits


Elective Course in Islamic Studies:


01.

ISM3091

An Introductory Course in Islamic Studies (Open Elective) 

030

070

E

Yes

4


PH. D in Islamic Studies:


Qualification:

Master’s degree or its equivalent recognized by the University in a subject relevant to her/his field of research with not less than an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent ‘B’ on the UGC 7 point scale (or an equivalent overall average grade point wherever grading system is followed), Note: The candidate should also had obtained the bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent recognised by the University with not less than an aggregate of 50% marks or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 point scale (or an equivalent overall average grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)Subject to any further requirements for eligibility that may be laid down by the University from time to time. 


Selection Process Through Admission Test. The total merit will have the following components: a) Written test: 80 marks b) Presentation cum Interview: 20 marks Note: Candidate shall be called for interview on the basis of the performance in the written test.  For the candidates who qualified written test, physical presence in the interview is compulsory to become eligible for selection


Ph.D (Islamic Studies) Course Structure

Ph. D.    Paper – 1                               2019-2020

Maximum Marks 20 x 3 = 60    2 Hours

Max Marks

100

Sessional

30

Exams

70

Duration of Exam

02:00  hours







ISPH 001:             Advanced Research Techniques and Methodology

  1. Research and Source Material

Research in Islamic Studies

Quality and Characteristics of Research

Sources of Information and Data

Collecting and Managing Research Material

Classification of Sources: Original, Primary and Secondary

  1. Writing Techniques: Chapterization, Headings and Sub-Headings,

Capitalization, Parenthesis, Highlights, Underlining, Italics

Quotations and Footnotes

Acknowledgements, Preface, Conclusions, Abstracts

Abbreviations, Bibliography, Appendix, Glossary, Index                          

  1. Tools and Techniques (Practical Exercises)

Chronology and Dating (Gregorian, Arabic-Islamic Lunar/Qamari Hijri and

            Persian-Islamic Solar/Shamsi Hijri Calender Systems)

            Preparation of Tables and Figures

Transliterations and Diacritical Marks

Reference System: Manuscripts, Archives, Books, Research Papers, Articles,

Edited and Translated Works,

                                     Books Recommended

1.       J. Anderson                  : Thesis and Assignment Writing

2.       Q. H. Farooquee          : Technique of thesis Writing

3.       R. W. Albaugh             : Thesis Writing a Guide to Scholarly Style

4.       B. Borry                       : How to write a Research Paper

5.       A. S. Arya                    : Guide to thesis and Paper Writing

6.       V. S. Bedekar               : How to Write Assignment…….  





Syllabus for Certificate Courses in Turkish Language


Qualifying Examination: Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent examination with not less than 45% marks in aggregate.


Selection Process : Based on candidates performance in Qualifying Examination.



CERTIFICATE IN TURKISH



Paper X:  ESSENTIALS OF TURKISH LANGUAGE


(a) Grammer:-


            Turkish Alphabet, Vowel Harmony, Personal Pronouns and Possessive Suffixes, Case Suffixes- Absolute, Definite Objective Case, Genitive, Dative, Locative and Ablative.  Present Tense of the Verb “To Be”; Past Tense of the Verb “To Be” Imperative Mood.  Present Tense of Regular Verbs. Future Tense.  Turkish Substitutes for the Verb “To Have”. 


            Use of words ‘dir’, ‘var’ and ‘yok’ Locative endings.  Accusative or Direct object.  Dative Case, Ablative Case/Declension of Personal Pronouns.  Degrees of Comparison Habitual or Aorist Tense.  Interminate Past, Imperfect, Pluperfect or Past Perfect.                           


(b)  Simple Turkish Text:-


            From first to tenth lessions of the following books:-



Izzet Hamit Un: -     Turkish of Today.   


Books Recommended

1.G. L. Lewis                                    : Teach Yourself Turkish

2. G. L. Lewis                                   : Turkish Grammer



Syllabus for Diploma in Turkish Language


Qualifying Examination: Certificate in Turkish or its equivalent examination with not less than 45% marks in aggregate.


Selection Process : Based on candidates performance in Qualifying Examination.




DIPLOMA IN TURKISH




Turkish Text and Grammar Translation


TUD- 1                                   Unit                 Lecture           Tutorial         


1. Lessons 11 and 12             ‘A’                      15                    5

    

2. Lessons 12 and 14              ‘B’                      15                    5


3. Lessons 15 and 16                'C’                      15                    5


4. Translation                           'D’                      15                    5


5. Composition                         'E’                      15                    5

      



                                                Books Prescribed

           

1. Izzet Hamit Un                               : Turkish of Today



                                                Books Recommended

  1. Lewis G. L.                         : Turkish Grammar

  2. Kraider, H. H.                     : Essentials of Modern Turkish

  3. Lewis G. L.                   : Teach Yourself Turkish


Prepared and Checked by:

Dr. Ziauddin

Assistant Professor

Nodal Officer

Dept. of Islamic Studies