Part 1: History of Islam

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Section A: The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) and the Early Muslim Community

Pre-Islamic Arabia: Meccan (Makkan) 570-610 A.D.

(A) The Social Life

- Relationships between family and community.

- Family laws and inter-relationships among family members.

- Family health and social problems.

- Prostitution

(B) Moral Life

- Responsible parenthood.

- Polygamy and marital faithfulness.

(C) Economic Life

- Population and resource development.

- Financial resources.

(D) Religious Life

- Beliefs

- Traditional practices

- Value of human life.

The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.)

(A) Family background

(B) Birth and early life.

(C) Messengership (Risala)

The Early Muslim Community

(A) The first converts.

(B) Hardships experienced in Mecca (Makkah).

(C) The migration to Abyssinia.

(D) The Night journey and Ascension. (The Isra and Miraj)

The Hejira and Beginning of Medinah (Medina) Period

(A) Circumstances in Medinah (Medina) before migration of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.)

- Causes of migration.

(B) Invitation of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) by the people of Yathrib.

(C) The pledges of Aqaba.

(D) The significance of Hejirah in the history of Islam.

(E) The Medinah (Medina) covenant.

Conflicts and Wars (Jihad)

(A) The Jewish conspiracy.

(B) Exile of the Banu Nadir (destruction of the Banu Quraidha).

(C) Emergence of hypocrites.

(D) The battles of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq

Peace and Tranquility

(A) The Prophet's intention of performing Umra.

(B) The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

(C) The Prophet's letters to foreign rulers inviting them to accept Islam

(1) Letter to Heracleus of Byzantine empire.

(2) Letter to Chosroes of Persian empire.

(3) Letter to Archbishop of Alexandria (Egypt).

(D) Violation of the Terms of Hudaybiyyah.

(E) Conquest of Mecca (Makkah).

Farewell Pilgrimage

Death of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.)

The Achievements of Islam at the Time of His Death

Section B: The Caliphate of the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs

The Caliphate of Abubakar

(A) Life before Islam and his conversion.

(B) Service to Islam during the days of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.)

(C) Election to the Caliphate.

(D) Major problems he faced:

(1) Apostasy

(2) False Prophets

(3) Rebellions in the Caliphate

(E) Sickness, death and acheivements.

The Caliphate of Umar, Ibin Al Khattab

(A) Life before Islam and his conversion.

(B) Services to Islam during the lifetime of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) and the reign of Abubakar.

(C) Accession to the Caliphate

(D) Major problems he faced:

(1) Conquest of Persia

(2) Conquest of Syria

(3) Conquest of Egypt

(E) Institutions initiated by him.

(F) His death and achievements.

The Caliphate of Uthman Bin Affan

(A) Life before Islam and his conversion.

(B) His service to Islam during the lifetime of the Prophet, the Caliphate of Abubakar and that of Umar.

(C) His accession to the Caliphate

(D) Major problems he faced:

(1) Problems of administering the provinces

(2) Rebellions in the provinces

(3) Accusations against the Caliph

(4) Ibn Saba's conspiracy and rebellion in Medinah (Madina)

(E) Institutions initiated by him.

(F) His death and achievements.

The Caliphate of Ali bin Abu Talib

(A) Life before Islam and his conversion.

(B) His service to Islam during the lifetime of the Prophet, and that of Abubakar, Umar and Uthman.

(C) His accession to the Caliphate.

(D) Major problems he faced:

(1) The demand from Muawiya to bring the assassins of Uthman to justice.

(2) The role of Ibn Saba.

(3) Opposition of senior companions namely Aisha, Talha bin Zubair and bin Awam.

(4) The civil wars: (a) battle of the camel, (b) battle of siffin.

(E) His murder and its consequences.

(F) Achievements.

Section C: Islam in Uganda

The Religious Life of the People of Uganda Before the Coming of Islam

(A) Beliefs, rituals and ceremonies.

(B) Customs and values of the African traditional religions (ATR) in Uganda.

(1) Family life, roles and responsibilities

(2) Sexual health.

(3) Harmful traditional practices.

(4) Female genital mutilation.

The Coming of Islam to Uganda

(A) Arab commercial activities in Uganda.

(1) Intercultural influence and trade items.

(B) The reception of Islam by King Sunna I in Buganda.

(C) The reign of Muteesa I: The Golden Age of Islam in Uganda.

(D) The 1880's religious wars in Buganda and their effects on Islam.

(1) Intercultural influence and religious conflicts.

The Spread of Islam in the Rest of Uganda

(A) Bunyoro and Ankole (the attempts of Muteesa I).

(B) The Kijungute exodus and its aftermath (Buganda).

(1) Population and migration.

(C) Northern Uganda (the Sudanese factor).

(D) Eastern Uganda (the reign of Munuulo in Bugweri).

The Promoters of Islam in Uganda

(A) Clerics

(1) Sheikh Swaibu Ssemakula

(2) Sheikh Abdallah Ssekimwanyi

(3) Sheikh Abdu Rahman Mivule

(4) Sheikh Ahmed Nsambu

(5) Sheikh Obedi Lutale

(6) Sheikh Muhammad Lubowa

(7) Sheikh Abdallah Mugenyi Assoka

(8) Sheikh Alim Waiswa Kinhyiri

(B) Non-Clerics

(1) King Kalema

(2) Prince Nuhu Mbogo

(3) Menhya Munuulo

(4) Abdul Aziiz Bulwadda

(5) H.H. The Aga-khan

(6) Prince Badru Kakungulu

The Muslim Factions

(A) Juma and Zukuli

(B) Uganda Muslim community

(C) National Association for the Advancement of the Muslims (NAAM)

Creation of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council

(A) Its activities

(B) Achievemnets and failures

(C) The role of women and youth in UMSC

Leadership Crises in the UMSC

(A) Sheikh Abdul Obedi Kamulegeya vs. Sheikh Kassim Mulumba

(B) Sheikh Rajab Kakooza vs. Sheikh Saad Ibrahim Luwemba

(C) Sheikh Ahmed Mukasa vs. Sheikh Saad Ibrahim Luwemba

The Tabliq Youths

(A) Origin

(B) Ideas

(1) Religious beliefs and practices

(2) Hygiene

(C) Their impact on Ugandan society

(1) Status of women.

(2) Culture and law.

(3) Right and responsibilities.