Course Code: MISL - 205
Credit Hours: 01
Class: MBBS and DPT (2nd Year)
Instructor: Dr. Farhat Alvi
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Description and Objections

Islamic Studies engages in the study of Islam as a textual tradition inscribed in the fundamental sources of Islam; Qur’an and Hadith, history, and particular cultural contexts. The area seeks to provide an introduction to and a specialization in Islam through a large variety of expressions (literary, poetic, social, and political) and through a variety of methods (literary criticism, hermeneutics, history, sociology, and anthropology). It offers opportunities to get fully introductory foundational bases of Islam in fields that include Qur’anic studies, Hadith and Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Islamic philosophy, and Islamic law, culture, and theology through the textual study of Qur’an and Sunnah.

Islamic Studies is the academic study of Islam and Islamic culture. It majorly comprises of the importance of life and that after death. It is one of the best systems of education, which makes an ethical groomed person with the qualities which he/she should have as a human being. The basic sources of the Islamic Studies are the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah or Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ. The learning of the Qur’an and Sunnah guides the Muslims to live piece, respect each other, and follow the righteous path. The teaching of the Qur’an and Sunnah guides the Muslims that how to pray and please Allah which is based on certain rules and laws. The guidance through these sources shall be taken for improving the lives of the Muslim students regarding their ethical and social positivism.  

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • To make students understand the relevance and pragmatic significance of Islam in their lives.
  • To make learners comprehend the true spirit of Islam with reference to the modern world.
  • To generate a sense of Islamic principles as a code of living that guarantee effective solutions to the current challenges of being.
  • To provide Basic information about Islamic Studies
  • To enhance understanding of the students regarding Islamic Civilization
  • To improve Students skill to perform prayers and other worships 
  • To enhance the skill of the students for understanding of issues related to faith and religious life.

Course Contents

  • Fundamental Beliefs and Practices of Islam
  • Tauheed (Unity of Allah), Risalat (Finality of the Prophet-hood). Akhirat (Day of Judgement), Salat, Saum, Zakat, Hajj, and Jehad
  • The need for Religion and its Role in Human Life
  • Morality in Islam
  • Concept of morality, Concept of morality and Faith., Islamic principles and methods of character building, Moral values in Islam
  • Rights of the individual in Islam
  • Quran as a guide for modern society and scientific development
  • Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his life
  • The Islamic concept of a state
  • Islam and society
  • Role of man and women in society, Rights of women children in Islam. Concept of woman’s freedom in Islam., Hukook-ul-Ibad
  • Importance of Rizk-e-Halal
  • Contribution of Islamic scholars in science and medicine

Course Schedule

Week Topic References
01 Fundamental Beliefs and Practices of Islam Introduction to Islam by Hameed Ullah Muhammad
02 Tauheed (Unity of Allah)  
03 Risalat (Finality of the Prophethood)  
04 Akhirat (Day of Judgement)  
05 Salat  
06 Soum  
07 Zakat  
08 Hajj  
09 Jehad  
10 The need for Religion and its Role in human life  
11 Molarity in Islam - Concept of morality and Faith  
12 Islamic principles and method of character building  
13 The daily life of a Muslim Perfect Muslim Character in the Modern World. Mustafa At-Tahan
14 Moral values in Islam Perfect Muslim Character in the Modern World. Mustafa At-Tahan
15 Rights of the Individual in Islam  
16 Quran as a guide for modern society and scientific development  
17 Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and his life.  
18 Birth of the Prophet, Beginning of Religious Consciousness, Revelation.  
19 The Mission, Social Boycott, The Ascension, Migration to
20 Reorganization of the Community, Struggle against intolerance and unbelief  
21 The Islamic concept of state Muslim Conduct of State by Hameed Ullah Muhammad.
22 Islam and Society  
23 Blasphemy law  
24 Role of man and women in society  
25 Rights of women and the rights of children in Islam Perfect Muslim Character in the Modern World. Mustafa At-Tahan
26 Concepts of women's freedom in Islam  
27 Status of non-Muslim in Islam  
28 Huqooq-ul-Ibad  
29 Importance of rizk-e-hilal  
30 Contribution of Islamic scholars in Science and Medicine  

Recommended Books

  1. Dr. Hamidullah - Introduction to Islam

  2. Khurshid Ahmad - Islam: It's meaning and message

  3. اسلام ایک نظر میں - مولانا صدرالدین اصلاحی

  4. قرآن اور تعمیر سیرت - ڈاکٹر میر ولی الدین

Course Material