P235 Islamic Religious Education
- 1 Part 1: Introduction to the Study of the Qur'an
- 2 Part 2: Introduction to Hadith and Fiqh
- 3 Part 3: History of Islam
- 4 Part 4: Islam in Africa
Part 1: Introduction to the Study of the Qur'an
The Revelation of the Qur'an
(a) The need and reasons for the Revelation of the Qur'an
(b) The modes of the revelation
(c) Compilation of the Qur'an
(d) Preservation and protection of the Qur'an
(e) Authenticity of the Qur'an
(f) The miraculous nature of the Qur'an
Selected Teachings of the Holy Qur'an
(a) Spiritual Teachings of the Qur'an
(b) Social Teachings
(c) Economic Teachings
(d) Political Teachings
Selected Surah and Their Translation With Reference to Causes and Circumstance of Their Revelation
Part 2: Introduction to Hadith and Fiqh
A. Hadith (Traditions of the Prophet)
(a) Hadith during the Prophet's time.
(b) The purpose of collecting Hadith.
(c) The first collectors of Hadith and their methods of collection
(a) The biographies of six celebrated compilers of Hadith.
(b) A comparative study of the methods of the collection and compilation of Hadith by Bukhari and Muslim.
Evaluation of Hadith
(a) Criteria for accepting Hadith as Sahih.
(b) Characteristics of forged Hadith.
(c) Factors that led to the forging of Hadith.
Classifications of Hadith
(a) Mutawatir and Ahad classes.
Types of Hadith
(a) Characteristics of Hadith Qudsi
(b) Characteristics of Hadith Nabawi.
B. Fiqh (Practice)
The Development of Islamic Law
(a) Historical background.
(b) Stages of development
Major Sources of Islamic Law
Legal Classification of Acts
The Emergence of Islamic Schools of Law and Their Geographical Expansion
Fundamental Teachings of the Sharia
(a) Islamic Penal Code
(b) Grave Sins
Challenges to the Application of Sharia in the Contemporary World
(a) The western world's attitude toward Sharia
(b) The Muslim world's attitude towards Sharia.
(c) Reasons for non-application of Sharia in Muslim majority countries.
(d) The application of Sharia in Iran and Sudan.
(e) Struggle to establish Sharia in Algeria, Egypt and Pakistan
(f) Problems of applying Sharia in Muslim minority countries.
Part 3: History of Islam
Early Islamic History
(a) The situation in pre-Islamic Arabia
(b) The life of Prophet Muhammad
(c) The rightly guided Caliphate period.
(a) Muawiya bin abi Sufyan
(b) Institution of the Caliphate under the Umayyads
(c) The prominent Umayyad Caliphs
(d) Life, culture, and science under the Umayyads
(a) The rise of the Abbasids
(b) Prominent Abbasid Caliphs
(c) Islamic civilization and education under the Abbasids.
(d) The Mongolian invasion and decline of the Abbasids.
The Fatimids in Egypt and North Africa
(a) The rise of the Fatimids
(b) Prominent Fatimid rulers.
(c) Islamic civilization under the Fatimids.
(d) The fall of the Fatimids.
Crusades and Muslim Empires
(a) Safavids in Persia
(b) The Moghuls in Central Asia and India
(c) The Ottoman Empire
Part 4: Islam in Africa
Section A: Islam in East Africa
The coming of Islam to East Africa via the Indian Ocean route
Islam on the East African Coast
(a) Spread on the coast.
(b) Factors that led to its overstay at the coast.
(c) Islamic influence on the coast.
(d) The Portuguese
The Spread of Islam in the Interior (18th Century to Date)
(a) Islam in Uganda
(b) Islam in Kenya
(c) Islam in Tanzania
Section B. Islam in West Africa
Conditions of West Africa Prior to the Coming of Islam
(a) Background study of the people in the region
(b) Traditional beliefs and practices
Introduction of Islam and General Survey of its growth.
The Role of Trade in the Spread of Islam
(a) Trans-Sahara Trade
(b) Slave Trade
Islam in the Old Political Organization in the Regions
(a) The empire of Ghana
(b) The empire of Mali
(c) The empire of Songai
The Impact of the Early Islamic Movement on the People of West Africa
(a) The Almoravid invasions
(b) The Sufi Traiqas
The 19th Century Jihads
(a) The Jihad of Uthman Dan Fodio
(b) The Jihad of Sheikh Hamad
(c) The Jihad of Al Hajj Umar
Islam During Colonial Rule in the Region
(a) Resistance to Colonial Rule
(b) Collaboration with local Muslim leaders
(c) The spread of Islam under European rule.