The primary focus of this course is to provide an understanding of Muslim Culture and Civilization while studying the history of Islamic Empires in the world. It covers a vast span of time from the pre-Islamic era to the introduction and spread of Islam in various parts of the world. In this course, students will be acquainted with the history of the establishment of distinct Muslim cultures in various regions and also the patterns of interaction and process of acculturation. It will also highlight the achievements of Islamic Civilization and the becoming of Islam as a world civilization. 

Recommended Books

  1. Marshall G.S Hodgson. The Venture of Islam, 3vols. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1974.
  2. Seyyed  Hossein Nasr. Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization. San Francisco: Harper One, 2002.

Suggested Books

  1. Tara Chand. Influence of Islam on Indian Culture. Lahore: Book Traders, 1979.
  2. Karen Armstrong. Islam: A Short History. New York: The Modern Library, 2002        

Class Timing

BS-IM 3rd Semester (SS)

Monday 02.30 – 04.00

Friday 03.30 – 05.00                                                                        


The course will require the participation of students in class discussions and in question-answer sessions.

Class Participation                   = 5 marks

Assignment+ Presentation       = 15 marks

Mid Term Examination            = 30 marks

Final Examination                    =50 marks


Course Material