Department of Shia Theology

Shia Theology

Dept. data last updated on :25/01/2023


To make the Department a leading place for inter-religious and Inter-Faith Studies.

To promote unity, among followers of different religions and among Muslims sects and schools of thought.

To provide holistic learning for developing innovative and ethical leaders who create value for Humanity and society.




To make this Department a prime institution of Islamic Theological teaching in the world

To place the Department on International map by establishing active relations with Universities and leading Centre's of Learning on global level

To make Department ,a hub of intellectual activities by organizing Conferences, Seminars and work-shops and discussion Groups

                                         About the Department

Department of Shia Theology is a part of Faculty of Theology, AMU. It is one of the oldest Departments of A.M.U. Sir Syed established the Nizamat of Sunni and Shia Theology himself.  The Department of Shia Theology is also unique in the way that it is the only specialized centre of Shia Studies in Indian Universities .As such is held in high esteem not only in India but also in Iran, Iraq and other countries

The Department has a rich history. Sir Syed established the Nizamat of Shia Theology himself. The Nizamats developed into teaching Faculty in 1960. It was headed by scholars of International repute. It had  outstanding world famous scholars like like Allama Ali Naqi Naqvi, Allama Mujtaba Hasan Kamoonpuri, and Professor Maulana Kalbe Abid , who had hundreds of books published in various languages throughout world. Even now we have faculty members who have   hundreds of papers and dozens of research work and books published in  different languages in many countries and those who have participated in religious and Inter-Faith conferences in different countries

Every year Department of Shia Theology is visited by very eminent personalities. Among the eminent visitors have been Dr Haddad Adel, prominent Iranian personality and Dr Ali Akbar Vilayati, long serving ex-Foreign Minister of Iran and many others. Dr Khuzair Jafar Khuzai,
was Vice-President of Republic of Iraq is an alumnus of this Department

The Department offers undergraduate, Postgraduate and research courses. The major areas of focus in the Department are

World Religions and their Scriptures

Aqaid and Shia Theological Foundations.

‘Ilm Kalam _(Speculative Theology)

Tafsir and the Quranic Studies

Hadith Studies

Seerat-oftheProphet and Imams

Islamic Jurisprodence and Fiqh Studies

Islamic Economics