The department of Islamic Education runs the following degree plans:


The department offers a range of courses. Below is a description of each course.

 

Islamic Culture (University Requirement): ISLM1010
This course aims at teaching students the main constituents of Islamic Culture. The course studies the concept of Islamic culture, its sources, characteristics and constituents. Moreover, it focuses on God, the Universe, human being, life... etc.

 

Human Rights in Islam (UE): ISLM1020
The aim of the source is to identity the concept of human rights in Islam, and to provide students with civil, religious and social rights. The course tackles the basic human rights, the civil. religious, social rights and economic rights in Islam, the punitive system in Islam, and the Omani system.

 

Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quran (1): ISLM1101
The course aims'at teaching students to properly recite the Holy Quran.' It includes: the memorization of the second Chapter of the Quran {Sural al-Baqara) from the beginning up to verse 202, and the recitation of this Chapter from the verse 203 to its end. Moreover, the course tackles the importance of studying the Quran and how to properly recite it. It also defines the science of recitation {tajwid) of long vowels {madd), types of the silent Arabic character: M (/mim sakina), and N {nun sakina) in the Quran

 

Introduction to Islamic Fiqh: ISLM1102
This course aims to introduce students to the meaning of Islamic Law concept and the distinguishes between it and other relevant terms. It aims also to acquainting students with the various phases in Islamic Law and the characteristic of each phase. The course aims, in addition, to provide an overview of the origin of Islamic jurisprudence and the development of different legal schools in Muslim tradition . The student will learn about the various Muslim jurisprudence and the various factors attributed to this variation. This course aims to discuss the distinctive characteristic of Islamic law and its comprehensive nature and its validity over times and places.

 

Recitation and Memorization (2): ISLM1103
This course deals with the memorization of the third Chapter of the Quran {al-imrari) and the forth Chapter {al-Nisa') up to the verse 23. Then, the course teaches students how to properly recite the fourth Chapter of the Quran: from the verse 24 up to the verse 147. Students will also learn the right pronunciation of Arabic characters and their characteristics, types of the iiighcim. and the qalqafa, with application on specific Quran verses during the recitation

 

Family Rules: ISLM1104
The course aims at making students get acquainted with the foresight of Islam in the legitimacy of marriage. Students are expected to learn the elements of proper marriage, the rights and duties of spouses, the rights and duties of parents and children. The course compares between incidental traditions within the community. Students are expected to know how to solve problems that face wives and husbands. It provides students with the provisions of marriage such as its introductions, basis, terms, types and obstructions.

 

Methods of Research in Islamic Science: ISLM1105
The course introduces the scientific research methodology in Islamic sciences and emphasizes the leading role of the medieval Islamic methodology and its global impact. It tackles the importance of scientific research, its influence on studying the Islamic heritage, and its application on the edition of Arabic manuscripts. It also studies the methodology of writing MA and PhD thesis, and the different steps towards achieving that goal.

 

Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence: ISLM1106
This course aims at clarifying the main features of the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence with regard to their origins and development, the Islamic legitimate ruling (judgment) and its branches, general rules and overall evidences. Students are expected to know the literal indications of legitimate rulings as well as the methods of inference and deduction. Students shall be trained on analyzing legal texts and on how to interpret juristic sub issues in accordance with rules and principles.

 

Islamic Creed: ISLM1107
The course aims at making students know the importance of religion and its effect on human life. It also aims at making them learn inference and deduction using self-generated evidences on the correctness of Islamic ideology. They are expected to learn the proper pathways that lead to straight conviction and to avoid false routes and to have faith in what should be believed in of the perfect attributes of Allah. Students shall also learn the effect of ideology in refining human behavior and acquire the ability to disproof suspicions and doubts raised against proper faith in Islam.

 

Introduction to Islamic Fiqh: ISLM1108
The need for legislation to humans , the difference between Islamic law and other legislation , the emergence of ibadis school and other jurisprudence schools , sources of Islamic jurisprudence

 

Noble Prophet's Biography: ISLM1109
It is an Intermediate Course. It aims to teach students about the biography of the Prophet Mohammed peace Upon Him . Topics included are : Prophet birth his childhood in Mecca , his youuth , his marridge with Lady Khadijah, his Mission, the chaling of nonbellevers in Mecca and Taif , and his Jihad. Methods of teaching are lectures, researches and discussions .

 

Analytical Interpretations: ISLM1111
The objectives of this course are to achieve an analytical study of chapters? al-'A?zab (The Joint Forces) and al-Ra?man (The Lord of Mercy). This study will include: the main themes of these two chapters, exegetical narrations, legislations and commands and their moral lessons. The analytical study of these two chapters will take into consideration: the grammatical analysis, the variant readings of the text, the occasions of revelation and the rhetorical style. It is aimed by this study that students will be better equipped of critical thinking and other related proficiencies that make them skillful Arabic teachers.

 

Quran Recitation (UE): ISLM1140
Undeerstand the necessity to learn Tajweed and its importance for persons reciting the Holy Quran-Awareness of basic Tarweed Rules-Practice pronunciation using Tarweed Rules-Getting rid of errors encountered by student while reciting the Holy Quran-Development of capabilities for proper and accurate reading of Holy Quran-Ensuring perfect reciting of Holy Quran with proper reading and according to Tajweed Rules.

 

Introduction to Islamic Bioethics (UE): ISLM1234
Islamic Biomedical Ethics introduces students to basic Islamic ethics and fiqh for the field of research and practice in the medical and life sciences. The course offers an introduction into the contribution of Muslim scholars in the history of these sciences. It aims at exposing the student to the main sources and principles of Islamic law (al-mashaqqah, al-dharar) and the Objectives of Shari'ah as are relevant to their field. It attempts to equip them with problem solving skills to evaluate contemporary issues in the life sciences from an Islamic point of view. Topics discussed include patient-doctor relations (doctor's responsibilities and liability, informed consent, disclosing secrets), decisions at the beginning and end of life (medical examination before marriage, artificial insemination, abortion, brain death), organ transplantation, sex assignment surgery, genetic modification and cloning, contemporary medical ethics, the legal rule on medical treatment, and other chosen topics.

 

Prophet's Biography (UE): ISLM2010
The course studies the Arab society before Islam. Then, it tackles the Prophet's birthday and upbringing, the revelation in the cave of Hira', the beginning of the mission and the difficulties encountered, his emigration (hijra), his conquests {ghazawat), and the lessons learned from his noble biography (Peace be upon Him).

 

The Miracle Of the Holy Quran (UE): ISLM2030
The course studies the miraculous character of the holy Quran and the literature of the fjaz. Then, the course details the five categories of the fjaz: i.e. the rhetoric, historical, scientific, numerical, educational, and the impact of fjaz on non-Muslims.

 

Islamic Economy (UE): ISLM2040
The course studies the Islamic economy, the religious rules that governs it, and its suitability for modern economy. It deals with the definition of the Islamic economy, its relation to faith, morality and other Islamic legislation, the pillars of Islamic economy, both in production (human, work, money, land, time) or distribution (zakSt, spendings, taxes) and individual ownership. Then the course compares the Islamic economy with the socialist and capitalist ones. It studies also the Islamic system of insurance and the financial system of the Islamic state in its resources and expenditures.

 

Family Systems in Islam (UE): ISLM2060
This course aims at comparing the family system in Islam against family systems in other civilizations as well as making students know methods of concluding marriage contract and realizing the philosophy behind the religious legitimization of marriage. The effects and consequences of marriage contract are also addressed. The outcomes resulting from separation between wife and husband are also taught to students.

 

Stories (UE): ISLM2070
This course aims at deepening faith in Allah and at glorifying the Quran. It also aims at developing skills of drawing out lessons and examples of the stories of prophets and virtuous people as well as taking prophets as examples to imitate their conducts and ethics. The course includes study some prophets stories ex: story of Adam,Nuh, Ibrahim, Musaa, Isaa peace upon him.

 

Islamic Ethics (UE): ISLM2090
This course aims at teaching students the concept of ethics in Islam as well as the importance of these ethics and their basis and characteristics. Students shall realize that ethics and morals are gained by the individual and thus students shall learn methods of gaining Islamic morals. The course explains the distinctions of Islamic ethics and how they are compared to positive morals defined by humans. They shall know the suspicions and doubts raised by enemies of Islam with regard to Islamic ethics. The course aims at immunizing students against destructive morals as well as teaching students that Islamic ethics are connected to Islamic ideology and Sharia. The course provides students with examples from the ethics and morals of the Prophet and other moral examples which Islam is calling for. It shows students how to keep apart from undesired morals.

 

Recitation and Memorization: ISLM2101
This course deals the memorization of the verse 148 of Chapter al-Nisd' to the verse 58 of Chapter al-Ancam, and the recitation of the Chapter of al-Ancam to its end. It studies also the waqf&nd the ibtida' in theory and application

 

Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quran (4): ISLM2103
The course aims at making students memorize the Suras (Chapters) of Al Isra and Al Kahf , master the recitation of the 10th, 11th and 12th sections of the Quran as well as comprehend and apply the rules of pause and start of recitation.

 

Hadith: ISLM2105
This course tackles the importance of the science of Prophetic sunna as a second source of legislation, the efforts of Muslim scholars in the transmission of hadith, and the different methodologies of hadith collections. Topics include the definition of hadith. the history of the codification of the sunna, the diflcrcnt kinds of haitith mutawdiir, sahlh, hasan and dhacJf. Then, the course studies in detail the hadith methodologies of Muslim scholars in their collections.

 

Analytical Interpretation: ISLM2106
The course aims at making students get acquainted with the objective interpretation, its origin, theme and types. It also covers research methodology within this subject as well as the most prominent publications in this field. The course includes research methods in objective interpretation and provides practical examples such as the concept of Godhood in the Quran, the objective integrity and unity of the Suras of Al Kahf (the cave) and Yousif.

 

Science of the Quran: ISLM2107
The course aims at introducing the student to the interpreters methods. Similarly it helps in knowing the differences between Makky an Madany, definitive (Mhkam) an metaphorical (Mutashabih) in the Quran. It also deals with the reasons of revalation (asbablnuzul) collection of the Quran.

 

Jurisprudence: ISLM2108
This course aims to introduce students to purity and prayer, the general and specific meaning of worship {'ibddah), the definition of purity (fahdrah), the ways of removing impurities, the different types of water and their respective rule, and the etiquette of relieving one's self. It also introduces to the study of ablution {wudu") with regard to its definition, its obligatory and recommended as well as invalidating components. It introduces students to recommended prayers, sujud ai-sahu, and other topics affiliated to prayer

 

Analytical Interpretation: ISLM2109
The course aims at training students on understanding the Quranic texts from grammatical, rhetorical and juristic points of view. It shall also train them on how to conduct comparative analysis to the Quranic texts. The course, also, aims at making students extract lessons and examples and apply such lessons in real life situations. The course includes analyzes of surat al Ahzab and surat al Rahman.

 

Jurisprudence of worship (Zakah, Soum, Hajj): ISLM2110
An examination of zakah(charity), soum(fasting), hajj (peljremage),itikaf Topics include: the meaning, conditions and necessity for zakah, the deference between zakah and sadaqah, the propertaies from which zakah is taken, the meaning,conditions and necessity fo fasting andesirable practices and those which negate fasting, fasting disensations during Ramadhan, performance or redemption, bligation of ordainment and atonement, niles of voluntare fasting, the necessity, conditions and basic principles of the Hajj is duties and practices, rules for slaughtering animals during the Hajj, conditions, basic element and things which negate itikaf, the meaning and rules for udhiyah (slaughtering animals.

 

Derivation of Hadeeth: ISLM2111
This course aims at teaching students the methods used by narrators in interpreting the Hadiths as well as training them on such methods. Students shall understand how to deal with the Hadith and Sunna books. This course makes students acquire abilities to interpret Hadiths and to have access to them at their most likely locations. It develops their abilities in making judgments with regard to the validity and invalidity of Hadiths through studying interpretation as a subject. The course provides students with knowledge on the approved sources of Hadiths and on methods used by scholars in including the Hadiths in their books as well as the requirements and conditions they fulfill to carry out such task.

 

Methods of Research in Islamic Science: ISLM2113
The course aim to ell the student the concepts of research, article and thesis of scientific and improve hisLher skills of scientific research, collection of scientific material, preparation of the plan, formulation of research, development of the treasures of the Islamic heritage and the scientific method in achieving heritage, dissemination and recognition the role of Islamic scholars to enrich the various types of scientific civilization of science and knowledge and row in the student research capacity in the field of Islamic science and practicing the student to read the manuscripts and achieve them.

 

Islam and the Modern World (UE): ISLM2150
Students are introduced to the concept of religion and its relation to knowledge, as well as its importance in the modern world. The course explains the renewed gift of Islam to meet the needs of the individual and society. Students are familiarized with the Islam's call to the qualities and virtues of good manners; the noble values and study of contemporary reality as well as reviving the Islamic nation.

 

Intellectual Trends: ISLM2170
This course aims to give the student a idea about the ancient and contemporary intellectual trends in order to be aware of them. The course seeks to immunize the student from the extremist currents that alleged belonging to Islam and seek to spread extremism and discrimination. So that the student has his own conscious and aware position of all the intellectual movements that surround him.

 

Woman in Islam (UE): ISLM2190
This course aims at making students know the status of women in the nations lived before Islam and compare that status with women status in Islam. It explains the concepts of equity between men and women in Muslim nations as well as the rights granted to women in Islam. The course corrects misconceptions of some Sharia texts about women. It disproves doubts and suspicions raised against Islam with regard to some issues concerning women status in Islam.

 

Islam and Moral Development: ISLM3010
Study of the basic principles of islm and its concepts for upbringing children including ethical and moral development in young children.

 

Memorization and Recitation of The Holy Quaran: ISLM3101
This course aims to improve students' Quranic recitation in accordance with the rules of tajwld and to enable them to memorize some parts of the Koran. The course includes the memorization of Sural al-Nur and Sural al-Afjzcib. It also includes recitation of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth juz' (part) of the Koran, taking into account the application of the provisions of intonation. With regard to tajwid, students study the topics of makharij al-hurufand idgham

 

Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quran: ISLM3103
The course aims at making students memorize the 28th section of the Quran , master the recitation of the 16th, 17th and 18th sections of the Quran as well as take into consideration the rules of modulation and know the positions of prostration during recitation of the Quran, pauses according to Hafs rules of recitation and aspects of start and in-between every two Suras (chapters).

 

Analytical Interpretation: ISLM3105
The course aims at training students on the employment of their linguistic, juristic, ideological and general skills in interpreting Quranic texts through making comparisons as well as taking lessons and examples and applying them in real life situations. The course includes analyzes of surat al nur and surat al hujurat.

 

Thematic Exegesis: ISLM3106
This course aims to train the student in the holistic interpretation of the verses of the Holy Quran and developing his talent to relate topics to each other. Syllabus: - Concept of thematic interpretation, history, divisions and benefits. - Selected themes (man & divinity in the Quran). - Exploring Surahs characterized by thematic unity (e.g., Al-Kahf, Yosouf, Al-An'am).

 

Prophet's Stories: ISLM3111
This course aims at teaching students the characteristics and styles of the Prophet's narration. Students shall extract lessons and examples of these narrations and they shall develop their creative narrative abilities as well as practice writing stories themselves.

 

Inheritance Rules: ISLM3112
This course aims at teaching students the concept of heritage, inheritance and will. They shall be informed of the most important issues in the field of inheritance provisions and they shall infer how far the Islamic inheritance system is effective within Islamic societies. They shall recognize the fairness of Islamic legislation in distribution of inheritance and develop their juristic abilities to solve inheritance problems. Students shall be trained on solving these problems by electronic software of inheritance jurisprudence.

 

Analytical Hadeeth: ISLM3113
The course aims at studying chosen hadith from the chapters of belief (7man), Monotheism, purity, prayer, zakah and hajj as well as morals and ethical conduct, and the supplications of the Prophet (s). It aims at uncovering the linguistic imagery, meanings and grammatical realities and unclear expressions in those texts that are subject to study, as well as the fiqhl rulings taken from the studied texts. The course trains students to extract and explain the general meanings of hadith and to solve some contradictions between different narrations. It familiarizes them with examples of the Prophetic speech that help to develop their critical thinking abilities and acquire the tools to understand the hadith texts.

 

Financial System in Islam: ISLM3114
This course aims at teaching students the issue of human rights and their historical developments. It also explains the concept of human rights in the light of the Quran and the Sunna of the Prophet. It teaches the students different aspects of human rights that are guaranteed by Islam for individuals and societies. The course highlights the advantages of human rights in Islam andcompares these to the international declaration and other conventions of human rights. It also disproves the suspicions raised against human rights in Islam.

 

Mission and Orientation: ISLM3115
This course aims at teaching students the dimensions of missionary activities and orientalism as well as their objectives towards Islam. The course shall address the reasons behind the negative attitudes and hostility against Islam as well as the means used to express such attitudes. These hostile attitudes are analyzed by the course in the light of Islamic values and civilization. The course aims at immunizing students against the doubts and suspicions raised against Islam and Muslims. The course addresses certain cases which are dealt with by missionary activities and the orientalism movement. It emphasizes the true value of Islam and Islamic civilization. It also highlights the role of Muslim in facing intellectual and cultural challenges.

 

Principles of Fiqh: ISLM3116
This course aims at teaching students the concept of juristic rules and the differences between these rules at one hand and the fundamental rules, juristic controls and juristic theory on the other hand. Students are expected to realize the importance of juristic rules and their effect in forming interpretative mentality. They shall also know the major five juristic rules and the detailed juristic rules.

 

Jurisprudence of Transactions: ISLM3118
This course aims at making students know and profoundly study the Sharia (legitimate) terms and concepts included within the glossary of the course such as (sale, interest, right of option, right of preemption, attorneyship, sharecropping, companies ?). Students shall learn the provisions related to transactions along with their evidences as well as types of valid and invalid sales, types of options and their provisions, construction of a juristic mentality which is able to comprehend contemporary practical examples of transactions and their employment in life. They shall recognize the characteristics of transactions jurisprudence within the Islamic Sharia.

 

Contemporary Jurisprudential Cases: ISLM3120
This course aims to give students a clear idea about the contemporary jurisprudential cases that have arisen due to the great developments that have occurred in the world in the last decades especially those which related to medicine such as organ transplantation or related to the economy, such as bank cards, online banking transactions ... etc. to show that jurisprudential studies are matching the modern developments.

 

Theology: ISLM4101
The course aims at consolidating the principles of faith in Allah. They shall learn and interpret the main statement of monotheism from both fiducial and practical points of view. Students shall also get acquainted with the proper evidences related to issues of monotheism and they shall come to conclusions on the being, attributes and deeds of Allah. The course provides students with knowledge on the precepts and conventions of Prophecy of the Prophet Mohammed, the Prophet's Mission, authority in Islam, repudiation and repentance as well as types and reasons of infidelity. Students shall acquire abilities on how to defend and disproof suspicions and doubts related to issues of monotheism.

 

Theology: ISLM4101
The course aims at consolidating the principles of faith in Allah. They shall learn and interpret the main statement of monotheism from both fiducial and practical points of view. Students shall also get acquainted with the proper evidences related to issues of monotheism and they shall come to conclusions on the being, attributes and deeds of Allah. The course provides students with knowledge on the precepts and conventions of Prophecy of the Prophet Mohammed, the Prophet's Mission, authority in Islam, repudiation and repentance as well as types and reasons of infidelity. Students shall acquire abilities on how to defend and disproof suspicions and doubts related to issues of monotheism.

 

Theology: ISLM4101
This course deals with the definition of Tawheed and its most important terms, with the statement of science and its sections, and the knowledge of the unity of Allah and its interpretation and practicalities. Then it proves the issues of Tawheed and its mental and transmissional evidences, and the evidence of the existence of God Almighty and His holy attributes, and what is required in His right and what is permissible and what is impossible. Then, it studies the belief in the Quran and its features. At the end, it tackles the causes and types of infidelity, and the repentance and its sections and provisions.

 

Theology: ISLM4101
This course deals with the definition of Tawheed and its most important terms, with the statement of science and its sections, and the knowledge of the unity of Allah and its interpretation and practicalities. Then it proves the issues of Tawheed and its mental and transmissional evidences, and the evidence of the existence of God Almighty and His holy attributes, and what is required in His right and what is permissible and what is impossible. Then, it studies the belief in the Quran and its features. At the end, it tackles the causes and types of infidelity, and the repentance and its sections and provisions.

 

Reciting and Memorization of the Qu'an: ISLM4103
Memorization: the part 27th of the Holly Qur'an. Reading: the parts 19th, 20th and 21st of the Holly Qur'an. Al-tagweed: reviewing of the following topics: o Rules of al-madd o Rules of al-noon & al-tanween o Rules of al-meem o Al-tqfkheem & al-tarqeeq.

 

Family Rules: ISLM4122
The course aims at familarize the students with concepts of jurisprudence rules related to separation between husband and wife. This is achieved through the study of divorce (taleq), wife requsted separation (khula), re mewed marrige (raja'a), divorce or widow lad's abstention from marrige period (Iddah), and rules of (Eila), (dhihar), (leaan).

 

Criminal Law Fiqh: ISLM4126
The course familiarizes students with the concept of crime (jarintah) and its difference to criminal offense (Jinayah). it compares between statutory law and shari'ah with regard to the respective objectives of legislation, and types of crimes. It explains the three pillars of crime, the legal, maierial and ethical; as well as the diversity of punishments in between Islamic and statutory law and their different philosophies.

 

Research Methods in Islamic Sciences: ISLM6101
This course aims to give the student an insight into the research methodologies approved by Islamic scholars regarding content and procedure, so that the student can learn the methods followed in systemic thinking in Islamic Sciences, with emphasis on the standard procedures in preparing specialized studies in the field of Islamic Sciences.

 

General Goals in Islamic Law: ISLM6102
This course aims to present the principles of Islamic Law, as well as the ways of applying them, so that the student can balance the law principles and the realities of contemporary life.

 

Studies in Islamic Creed and Monotheism: ISLM6111
This course aims to enrich the student's knowledge of aqidah (creed) science and understanding its fundamentals.

 

Studies in Quran Sciences: ISLM6112
Aims: This course aims to deepen the student's knowledge of the Quranic sciences and enhance his ability to refute false suspicions regarding Quran. Syllabus: - Defining revelation. - Ways of refuting suspicions. - Contexts of revelations; criteria for accepting or refusal. - Recording of Quran and related suspicions. - Abrogation (Naskh) and discussion of different opinions about it. - Muhkam and Mutashabih Verses.

 

Approaches to Hadith Analysis: ISLM6113
This course aims to provide the student with thorough understanding of Hadith and the ability to correctly criticize Hadiths, via defining the ways of scrutinizing Hadith texts and the chain of narrators in order to able to judge its , demonstrating its function in judging the narrative.

 

Quran and Hadith Texual Studies: ISLM6121
Aims: This course aims to deepen the student's understanding of the objective and analytical aspects of the Holy Quran verses the Hadith texts. It outlines the approaches of Quran interpreters and Hadith narrators and their intellectual trends in the past and at present. Syllabus: - An analytical study of Suras of: Hud, Yunus, Ibrahim and al-Hashr, pointing out their main objectives. - The overall meaning of some of the above Suras' verses; meanings of some vocabulary and grammatical structures. - Highlighting common features among approved methods of recitations (Qira'at). - Rhetorical and syntactic aspects of verses - Highlighting the lessons to be learned from Suras. - A selection of different Hadiths (science, faith, ethics). - A selection of the ordinance of Hadith including Hadith involving issues of jurisprudence addressing contemporary issues in financial, medical, environmental and human rights-related transactions. - A selection of Hadith representing as to identify the prophet's rhetorical style. - Identifying rare Hadith (Gharib).

 

Principles and Methods of Islamic Call (Da'wa): ISLM6122
Aims: This course aims to give the student an overview of the concepts and theories of the principles of Da'wa and its various schools, as well as in-depth knowledge of these principles and schools to be utilized in Da'wa in contemporary Muslims' life. Syllabus: - Definitions of Da'wa, its styles, means and characteristics. - Issues that should be addressed by Da'wa. - Caller approaches, skills, styles, ethics, flexibility and avoidance of fanaticism.

 

Studies on Islamic Thought: ISLM6131
Aims: This course aims to build the student intellectual ability with reference to the roots of Islamic thought and associated factors throughout its evolution. Syllabus: - Defining Islamic thought, its evolution and development. - Evolution of intellectual schools. - Influence of Islamic thought on other civilizations and cultures. - Islamic thought confrontation with man-made philosophies and human conceptualizations based on mere intellect. - Facing intellectual invasion in modern times.

 

Omanis' Role in the Islamic Call (Da'wah): ISLM6132
Aims: This course aims to highlight the Omanis' role in spreading Islam and Islamic conquests and introduce prominent Omani callers (Da'iyas) throughout history and their role in defending Islam. Syllabus: - Oman in the Prophet's era. - Islam entrance into Oman and its influence on its population. - Omanis' role in spreading Islam. - Omanis' role Islamic civilization. - Omanis' contributions to the evolution of Islamic and Arabic sciences. - Prominent figures in the arena of Da'wa and defending Islam and Muslim causes. - Most prominent Omani figures in history and their scientific achievements. - Notable Omani documents and books. - Omanis' role in various aspects of social, intellectual and political Islamic life.

 

Ethics of Dialogue in Islam: ISLM6133
This course aims to illustrate the Islamic approach to discourse with others and how to conduct a meaningful debate in a persuasive manner free from discrimination and prejudice. Syllabus: - Concept of dialogue: Its principles, methods, objectives and types in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. - Conflict resolution and nature of the dispute between people. - Islamic approach in reaching the truth. - Maintaining integrity of Social Security. - Appreciation and respect of others through knowledge of dialogue controls and etiquette.

 

Miraculous Aspects of the Holy Quran: ISLM6134
Aims: This course aims to deepen the student knowledge of the miracles of the Quran in the fields of rhetoric, science and legislation. Syllabus: - Introduction to the history of studying the miracles of the Quran. - Terminologies of miracles of the Quran. - Textual study. - Analytical study of "three approaches to miracles in the Holy Quran: Ar-rummmani, Al-Khattabi, Al-Jurjani). - Scientific miracles in the Quran (controls and examples). - Legislative miracles in the Quran. - Other aspects of the issue.

 

Thematic Exegesis: ISLM6135
This course aims to train the student in the holistic interpretation of the verses of the Holy Quran and developing his talent to relate topics to each other. Syllabus: - Concept of thematic interpretation, history, divisions and benefits. - Selected themes (man & divinity in the Quran). - Exploring Surahs characterized by thematic unity (e.g., Al-Kahf, Yosouf, Al-An'am).

 

Sunnah in Contemporary Studies: ISLM6136
Aims: This course aims to give the student an overview of contemporary studies with reference to Sunnah and the misconceptions made against it. Syllabus: - Sunnah's position in Islam. - Efforts of Ummah's scholars to preserve Hadith. - Hijazi school in studying Hadith and its impact. - Iraqi school in studying Hadith - Modern trends in the study of Sunnah (Orientalists, rationalists and Quranis). - Contemporary studies in the figurative language in the Hadith. - Scientific miracles in the Sunnah - Psychological and pedagogical studies on Sunnah.

 

Methods of Hadith Scholars: ISLM6137
Aims: This course aims to introduce the student to the basis of narration content validation, and ways of authenticating Hadith and prophet's teaching to make use of them in the fields of jurisprudence and verdicts. Syllabus: - Methodology of various Sunnah books. -Characteristics of Medina, Koufah , Basra , and Sham schools. -Hadith classification according to authenticity: Authentic , Good , Weak Fabricated. -Deceit (Tadlis) and its types. -Proverbs in Hadith. Methods of Hadith Citation (Takhrij).

 

Principles of Jurisprudence Semantics: ISLM6211
This course aims to give the student an insight into the concept and categories of Islamic jurisprudence semantics and verbal connotations, illustrating its impact on research.

 

Matrimony and Divorce in Islamc Jurisprudence: ISLM6212
Aims: This course aims to detail the Islamic Law regarding matrimony & divorce in Islam, highlighting the magnificence of the Islamic Law in this field. Syllabus: - Engagement and marriage contract. - Guardianship, terms & conditions of marriage contracts. - Wife's dowry. - Wife's financial rights. - End of matrimony through termination, divorce, annulment (Faskh), wife dissolving the marriage (Kho'l), and consequences of each. - Restoration of matrimony (after revocable divorce). - Waiting period after divorce (Eddah code of conduct). - Offspring rights (attribution, suckling, custody, expenses). - Novel issues. - In-depth study of one of the above items (guardianship or wife's financial rights) compared to the Oman' Personal Status Law.

 

Evidence Methods in Islamic Jurisprudence: ISLM6213
Aims: This course aims to introduce the student to the common methods of proof in Islamic jurisprudence, demonstrating its excellence and effectiveness in achieving justice. Syllabus: - Definition of proof; importance, conditions, domicile - Witness; types, conditions. - Confession; status, and conferring rights. - Documentary evidence: status, categories and authority. - Oaths: status, rights, evidenced by oaths. - Oath to establish responsibility for murder (Qasamah). - Circumstantial evidence. - Competency of judge as witness. - Reasonable suspicion influence on evidence. - Impact of expert witness. - Comparison with man-made laws. - Study of sample material from the Omani Law of Evidence.

 

Islamic Jurisprudence of Financial Transactions: ISLM6221
Aims: This course aims to introduce the student to Fiqh of Financial Transactions, types, controls and current domains. Syllabus: - Extensive and analytical study of one or more topics of Financial Transactions Fiqh, such as: o Contract theory in Islamic law; concept, foundations, impacts, terms and conditions, practical examples (Sales or firms' contracts) o Theory of emergency conditions; impact on contracts compared with the Civil Law.

 

Criminal Law in Islam: ISLM6241
Aims: This course aims to introduce the student to the principles of crime and punishment in Islamic legislation, general characteristics and comparison with man-made laws. Syllabus: - Controls and characteristics of the principle of criminalization. - Controls and characteristics of punishment - Types of penalties: o Fixed punishments (Hudud): types, provisions, stipulations, and misconceptions. o Retribution (Qisas): provisions, stipulations and annulment criteria. o Variable punishments (Ta'zir): provisions and stipulations. o Blood money: types, provisions and stipulations and amounts. - Comparison with man-made laws.

 

Criminal Law Islam (Comparative Study): ISLM6242
Aims: This course aims to introduce the student to the principles of crime and punishment in Islamic legislation, general characteristics and comparison with man-made laws. Syllabus: - Controls and characteristics of the principle of criminalization. - Controls and characteristics of punishment - Types of penalties: o Fixed punishments (Hudud): types, provisions, stipulations, and misconceptions. o Retribution (Qisas): provisions, stipulations and annulment criteria. o Variable punishments (Ta'zir): provisions and stipulations. o Blood money: types, provisions and stipulations and amounts. - Comparison with man-made laws.

 

Fiqh (Jurisprodence) Rule-Making: ISLM6243
Aims: This course aims to introduce the student to the concept of rule making in Fiqh and its impact on building fiqh competence. Syllabus: - Legal maxims of Islamic law (Qawaid Fiqh). - Distinction between Legal maxim, general theories of Fiqh and legal control. - Methods of making fiqh rules. - Rule-making guidance. - Impact of rule-making on the difference between jurists. - Rule-making based on divine text. - Rule-making based on analogical deduction. - Rule-making based on inference (Istidlal).

 

Islamic Political Principles: ISLM6244
This course aims to introduce the student to the concept of Islamic Politics, relationship with scripture, rules, theoretical and realistic aspects in the Islamic Law regarding fields of application and its role in international relations.

 

Companies in Islam Fiqh (Jurisprudence): ISLM6245
This course aims to introduce the student to: Fiqh of companies and commercial contracts and weight of the issue in formulating the Islamic economic theory. Islamic law economic terminology and related rules. Syllabus: Common types of companies; status in Islamic law, conditions, rules, termination. Applicability of rules to companies. In-depth study of one or more contemporary topics related to companies, such as: Sole Proprietorships. Securities Companies. Joint stock Companies.

 

Rules of Islamic Waqf: ISLM6246
This course aims to introduce the student to: - The concept of endowments (Waqf) and rules in the Islamic Law. - Contemporary experience of waqf in some Islamic countries. - Applied study of waqf in Oman. - - Syllabus: - Waqf; definition, status in Islamic Law, types (offspring specific and charitable) - How waqfs are made. - Condition, development, financing of waqf - Disposing of waqf through replacement, sale, inhabiting, obtaining their returns. - Discontinue of waqf and changing ways of spending its returns. - Contemporary experience in managing waqfs' investment. - Waqf in Oman.

 

Analogy (Qyas) - In-depth study: ISLM6247
This course is designed to study the Qyas in-depth, so that student can know the methods and tactics of scholars in using of Qyas as a way to got the opinions of jurisprudence from the Islamic texts and its impact on the diversity of difference of Islamic schools.

 

Master Thesis: ISLM7001
The Thesis aims at developing the student research skills, using academic method; through examining describing and analyzing, in order to search correct and good results.

 

Master Thesis: ISLM7002
The student, under the supervision of two or more faculty, will prepare a Master Thesis in one topic of interest from his specialization.

 

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