SYLLABUS

BA (Hons.) in Islamic Studies

Department of Islamic studies


Welcome to the Department of Islamic Studies, Manarat International University (MIU). The Department of Islamic Studies provides an excellent opportunity for the students to study Islamic knowledge with modern facilities. It gives quality education and moral values to create educated and moral human being who can work in national and international level. We have highly qualified and skilled faculty members having foreign degree and training.

  • The program aims to induce the students to attain specialized knowledge dealing with the fundamental sources of Islam namely the Qur’an and Sunnah.
  • The program provides the specialized knowledge integrated with relevant other disciplines so that graduates become competent to accept the challenges of the present world and, thus, can depict the beauty of Islam to the world as well.
  • Through this program, the students achieve proficiency and methodological skills, and become capable of making the noble teachings relevant to any condition of human life.
  • It offers courses related to the classical and contemporary subject matters emphasizing unity among the races, gender equitability, religious harmony and moderation.

The undergraduate program offers students courses that incorporate the theoretical and practical methods of study related to Qur’an and Sunnah (the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), covering the theological and human sciences studies. It offers courses related to the classical and contemporary subject matters emphasizing unity among the races, religious harmony and moderation. In addition, it provides proper understanding of the worldview of Islam to meet the needs of global importance.

  1. The BA (Honors) in Islamic Studies is of four years duration and divided into 12 semesters (Tri-semester). Each semester consists of 14 weeks, of which:
    • 12 Weeks for class teaching
    • 01 Week for Mid-term Examination and
    • 01 Week for holding the semester final examinations.
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  2. The program includes teaching of 41 course units for a total of 4100 marks, which will be resulted in 124 credit hours.
  3. The total credit hours are evaluated on the basis of 4100 total marks, of which 4000 marks for 40 taught course units and 100 marks for Dissertation/Project/Fieldwork/Internship.
  4. Since the credit hours are counted on the basis of lecture class/contact hours per week, the number of lecture classes/contact hours is determined according to the credits assigned to each course unit.
  5. The prospective students are usually required to take 03-04 courses (12 Credits) per semester. In any reasonable case, students may be allowed to take minimum 02 courses (6 credits) and maximum 05 courses (15 Credits) in a regular semester. However, in the last academic semester, students may be allowed to take only Dissertation/Project/Fieldwork/Internship only (04 Credits). On the basis of good and acceptable reason, 02 course consist of 04 credits can be taken by the students instead of Dissertation/Project/Fieldwork/Internship.
  6. Dissertation/Project/Fieldwork/Internship: One (01) intensive Islamic studies project work (04 credits). The intensive major in Islamic studies gives students an opportunity to undertake a semester-long program of original research resulting in a contribution to Islamic knowledge. The semester-long project requires substantial independent research and knowledge of an Islamic subfield. Students may use various research methods such as qualitative and quantitative. They may conduct field survey and interview session to collect the data besides other sources. Findings may be presented in various forms. The primary and secondary supervisors (if requires) will be selected from the department by the academic committee of the department
  7. In BA (Hons.) in Islamic Studies program, there will be an option for the students to do majoring in any of eights majors of this department. In that case students have to conduct at least 6 courses (18 credits) from that specialized courses. Therefore, the degree will be as “BA (Hons.) in Islamic Studies (Major in ….)”.
  8. The Students may have the opportunity for doing more than one majors in this department. For each major, they have to conduct at least 6 courses (18 credits) from that specialized courses.
  9. Students from madrasah background and in regular program are required to conduct four (04) non-credit courses for enhancing their skill and proficiency in Arabic Language. As these are the non-credit courses, students have to obtain pass marks (40%) only. However, these courses will also be open for all other students of this department.

4 Years – 12 Semesters │ Regular and Evening Modes (For Evening mode program, academic activities will be held on Friday and Saturday) Medium of Instruction is Arabic-English. However, Bangla is also used in evening program.

A Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) in Humanities, Business/Commerce, Science, Alim or its equivalent of 12 (twelve) years of Schooling with good academic results. For the foreign Schooling, equivalence will be determined by the university authority or as per the government’s rules

  • A student is required to attend the admission test and/or interview (if any).
  • Minimum required GPA is 2.5 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent separately. If the students get GPA 2.00 at SSC and HSC or equivalent level, he or she must have a total GPA at least 6.00 in both of the Examinations.
  • GCE O- level (with at least five subjects) with minimum equivalent GPA of 2.5 and GCE A-level (with at least two subjects) with minimum equivalent GPA of 2.5 is required.
  • Candidates who have completed higher secondary education (12 years of schooling) under a system different from SSC/HSC, Dakhil/Alim or 'O/A' Levels are required to get approval of the Equivalence Committee of the University
  • Candidates who studied abroad have to submit equivalence certificates from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka or Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board, Dhaka and UGC. However, in the case of any general notice/instruction or gazette from these offices or from the government, the MIU authority can make the decision in this regard.
  • Students who have basic knowledge in Arabic language or Arabic background or Hafiz alQur’an will be given priority in admission.
  • MIU’s other terms and conditions are applied.

Requirements of the BA (Honors) in Islamic Studies Degree are as follows:

a) Completion of 40 courses and Dissertation/Fieldwork/Internship (40 x 3= 120 + 4 = 124 credit hours). However, there is an option with a valid reason to take two (02) courses consist of 02 credits each (total 04 credits) instead of Dissertation/Fieldwork/Internship. Therefore, the minimum credit hours will be 124.
b) Passing of a course individually and maintaining a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is of 2.00.
c) It is mandatory for students to do Dissertation/Fieldwork/Internship in the final semester.


Grading System

The grading system of MIU for assessing the performance of the students shall be as follows:

Numerical Grade(% of Marks) Letter Grade (LG) Grade Point(GP/unit) Remarks / Status
80-100 A+ (A plus) 4.00 Excellent
75 to less than 80 A (A regular) 3.75 Very Good
70 to less than 75 A – (A minus) 3.50
65 to less than 70 B+ (B plus) 3.25 Good
60 to less than 65 B (B regular) 3.00
55 to less than 60 B– (B minus) 2.75 Satisfactory
50 to less than 55 C+ (C plus) 2.50
45 to less than 50 C (C regular) 2.25 Pass
50 to less than 55 D (D regular) 2.00
75 to less than 80 F 0.00 Fail

Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) which is the grade average for all semester. Agraduating student must obtain CGPA at least 2.00 or else she/he will not be awarded degree.

Grade Point Average (GPA): The Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the number of credit hours attempted in a given semester. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted at the U

Earned Credit: The courses in which a student has obtained minimum ‘D’ in ‘Theoretical courses’, Laboratory courses & General Viva-voce’ or higher grade will be counted as credits earned by the student. Any course in which a student has obtained ‘F’ grade will not be counted towards his/her earned credit. ‘F’ grade will not be counted for GPA calculation but will stay permanently on the Grade sheet and transcripts.

The evaluation system in the Department of Islamic Studies is as follows:

Evaluation system of DIS program
SL Events Sub-events % of Marks
1 Internal Evaluation Class Attendance 10%
Class Test/Assignment 10%
Presentation 10%
2 Written Exam Mid-Term Exam 30%
Final Exam 40%
Total 100%
Marks distribution for Dissertation/Projects/Fieldwork/Internship is as follows:

(As per UGC suggestion)

1 Project/Thesis evaluation by Supervisor 40%
2 Project/Thesis evaluation by Examiner 30%
3 Project/thesis presentation and defense 30%
Total 100%
Basis for awarding marks for attendance is generally as follows:

(Table 1. Awarding marks for attendance )

Attendance Awarding marks
90% and above 10
85% to less than 90% 9
80% to less than 85% 8
75% to less than 80% 7
70% to less than 75% 6
65% to less than 70% 5
60% to less than 65% 4

Three (03) academic sessions are administered in each year. The three semesters of the University are as follows:

Semester Duration
Spring January-April
Summer May-August
Fall September-December

DETAIL SYLLABUS

(BA (Honors) in Islamic Studies)

Total Credits: (Course: 40x03) = 120 + (Dissertation) 04 = 124
Issues Total Courses Total Credits (Per Course 03 Credits)
Core Course : 17x3 = 51
Elective Course = : 09x31 = 27
Inter-Disciplinary (Compulsory: GED) : 08x3 = 24
Specialization : 06x3 = 18
Total Course and Credits : 17x3 = 51
Dissertation/Project/Fieldwork/Internship : 01x4 = 04
Non-Credit Course (Arabic Language) : 04x0 = 00
Total Credits : 124
CORE COURSES

(For All Groups)

[17 x 03 = 51 Credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BIS-101 Introduction to al-Qur’Én 3.00
2. BIS-102 Introduction to al-×adÊth and Al-Sunnah 3.00
3. BIS-103 Islamic Belief System (Al-AqÊdah Al-IslÉmiyyah) 3.00
4. BIS-104 Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence (Al-Madkhal IlÉ al-Fiqh al-IslÉmÊ) 3.00
5. BIS-106 Revelation as a Source of Knowledge 3.00
6. BIS-107 Science of al-Qur’Én (‘UlËm al-Qur’Én) 3.00
7. BIS-108 Science of al-HadÊth (‘UlËm al-HadÊth) 3.00
8. BIS-201 Study in TafsÊr 3.00
9. BIS-202 Readings in HadÊth Books 3.00
10. BIS-203 Introduction to ‘Ilm al-Da’wah (Al-Madkhal IlÉ ‘Ilm al-Da’wah) 3.00
11. BIS-204 Essential Fiqh for Daily Life 3.00
12. BIS-205 Islamic History, Culture and Civilization 3.00
13. BIS-207 Thematic Study of the Qur’Én 3.00
14. BIS-208 Comparative Religions 3.00
15. BIS-301 Da’wah in al-Qur’Én and Al-Sunnah (Al-Da’wah if al-Qur’Én and al-Sunnah) 3.00
16. BIS-306 IslÉm and Sufism (TaÎawwuf) 3.00
17. BIS-309 Principles of Living with Sunnah 3.00
ELECTIVE COURSES

[For All Groups, any Nine (09) of the following courses]

[09 x 03 = 27 Credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BIS-105 Basics in Computer and ICT 3.00
2. BIS-206 Islamic Ethics and Morality 3.00
3. BIS-209 Islam in Bangladesh) 3.00
4. BIS-210 Functional Bangla Language and Literature 3.00
5. BIS-302 Muslim Philosophy 3.00
6. BIS-303 Islamic Economics, Banking and Insurance 3.00
7. BIS-304 Principles of Living with Sunnah 3.00
8. BIS-305 Public Administration and Management in Islam 3.00
9. BIS-307 Public Administration and Management in Islam 3.00
10. BIS-308 Business and Entrepreneurship in Islam 3.00
11. BIS-309 Human Resource Development in Islam 3.00
12. BIS-409 Research Methodology 3.00
BIS-310 Family System in Islam (Nizsmul Usrah FÊ al-IslÉm) 3.00 Only for International Students
BIS-311 Human Rights (HuqËq al-InsÉn) 3.00
BIS-312 Law of Minorities (Fiqh al-AqalliyyÉt) 3.00
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT COURSES

Compulsory for All Students

[24 Credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BIS-105 Basics in Computer and ICT 3.00
2. GED-111 Fundamentals of English 3.00
3. GED-122 Basic Concept of Islam 3.00
4. GED-224 Bangladesh Studies 3.00
5. GED-235 Life and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 3.00
6. GED-313 Composition and Communication Skills 3.00
7. GED-307 Environmental Studies 3.00
8. GED-327 Qur’anic Language 3.00
GEA-122 History 3.00 Only for Non-Muslim Students
GEA-316 Comparative Social Systems 3.00
GEA-327 Peace and Conflict Studies) 3.00
MAJOR COURSES

Any One from the following Groups

[6x3 = 18 Credit Hours]

(1)

GENERAL GROUP


[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISG-401 Man in the Qur’an and Sunnah 3.00
2. BISG-402 Islamic Education Systems 3.00
3. BISG-403 Contemporary Muslim World and Islamic Organizations 3.00
4. BISG-404 Political System and Human Rights in Islam 3.00
5. BISG-405 Different Concepts and Thoughts in Islam 3.00
6. BISG-406 Social Welfare and Social Work in Islam 3.00
7. BISG-407 Planning and Development in Islam 3.00
8. BISG-408 Islam and Contemporary Ideologies 3.00

(2)

QUR’AN AND TAFSIR GROUP


(Specialization in Al-Qur’Én and al-TafsÊr)

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-401 Advanced Qur’anic Language 3.00
2. BISG-401 Man in the Qur’an and Sunnah 3.00
3. BISQ-401 Study in Classical Tafsir 3.00
4. BISQ-402 Study in Modern Tafsir 3.00
5. BISQ-403 Tafsir and MufassirËn 3.00
6. BISQ-404 Qur’anic Discourse (Al-KhitÉb al-Qur’ÉnÊ) 3.00
7. BISQ-405 Principles and Methodologies of TafsÊr (UÎËl wa ManÉhij al-TasfsÊr) 3.00
8. BISQ-406 Study of TafsÊr in Bengali 3.00
9. BISQ-407 The Qur’an and the Orientalists 3.00
10. BISQ-408 Memorization of the Holy Qur’an with its meaning-I (×ifÐ al-Qur’Én wa Ma‘Énihi-I) 1.50
8. BISQ-409 Memorization of the Holy Qur’an with its meaning-II (×ifÐ al-Qur’Én wa Ma‘Énihi-II) 1.50

(3)

AL-HADITH GROUP


Specialization in Al-Hadith and Sunnah

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-401 Advanced Qur’anic Language 3.00
2. BISG-401 Man in the Qur’an and Sunnah 3.00
3. BISH-401 Legislative Texts of ×adÊth (AÍÉdÊth al-AÍkÉm) 3.00
4. BISH-402 History of ‘Ilm al-×adÊth (TÉrÊkh al-‘Ilm al-×adÊth) 3.00
5. BISH-403 Six Authentic Books of ×adÊth 3.00
6. BISH-404 Al-Jarh wa al-Ta‘dÊl 3.00
7. BISH-405 Modern Trends in Sunnah Studies (IttijÉhÉt ×adÊthah fÊ DirÉsÉt al-Sunnah) 3.00
8. BISH-407 Memorization of the Hadith with its meaning-I (Hifzul Hadith wa Ma’anihi-I) 1.50
9. BISH-407 Memorization of the Hadith with its meaning-II (Hifzul Hadith wa Ma’anihi-II) 1.50

(4)

AL-FIQH GROUP


Specialization in Al-Fiqh al-IslÉmÊ

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-401 Advanced Qur’anic Language 3.00
2. BISF-401 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (UÎËl al-Fiqh) 3.00
3. BISF-402 History of Islamic SharÊ‘ah (TÉrÊkh al-TashrÊ‘ al-IslÉmÊ) 3.00
4. BISF-403 Comparative Jurisprudence (Fiqh al-MuqÉrin) 3.00
5. BISF-404 Islamic Inheritance Law 3.00
6. BISF-405 Fiqh al-Mu‘ÉmalÉt (Transection Law) 3.00
7. BISF-406 Rules of Islamic SharÊ‘ah (AÍkÉm al-SharÊ‘ah al-IslÉmiyyah) 3.00
8. BISF-407 Fiqh al-JinÉyÉt (Criminal Law) 3.00

(5)

AL-DA‘WAH GROUP


(Specialization in Al-Da‘wah)

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-401 Advanced Qur’anic Language 3.00
2. BISD-401 Methodologies of Islamic Da‘wah (ManÉhij al- Da‘wah al-IslÉmiyyah) 3.00
3. BISD-402 History of Islamic Da‘wah 3.00
4. BISF-403 Ways of Islamic Da‘wah (WasÉ’il al-Da‘wah al-IslÉmiyyah) 3.00
5. BISF-404 Islamic Inheritance Law 3.00
6. BISF-405 Fiqh al-Mu‘ÉmalÉt (Transection Law) 3.00
7. BISF-406 Rules of Islamic SharÊ‘ah (AÍkÉm al-SharÊ‘ah al-IslÉmiyyah) 3.00
8. BISF-407 Fiqh al-JinÉyÉt (Criminal Law) 3.00

(6)

AL-‘AQÔDAH GROUP


Specialization in Al-TawhÊd and Al-‘AqÊdah

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-401 Advanced Qur’anic Language 3.00
2. BISA-401 Readings in `AqÊdah 3.00
3. BISA-402 Readings in ‘Ilm al-KalÉm/td> 3.00
4. BISA-403 Tawhid and Its Reflections 3.00
5. BISA-404 Al-FirÉq al-IslÉmÊ: A Critical Transvaluation 3.00
6. BISA-405 Introduction to Inter and Intra-Faith Dialogue 3.00
7. BISA-406 Problems of the Muslim World and its Contemporary Issues (MashÉkil al-‘Ólam al-IslamÊ wa QadÉyÉhÉ al-MuÑÉÎrah) 3.00
8. BISD-406 Philosophy and Theology in Islam 3.00

(7)

COMPARATIVE RELIGION GROUP


Specialization in Comparative Religion

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-401 Advanced Qur’anic Language 3.00
2. BISR-401 Qur'anic Perspective of Other Religions 3.00
3. BISR-402 Ethics and Morality in World Religions 3.00
4. BISR-403 Philosophy of Religion 3.00
5. BISR-404 Myth and Religion 3.00
6. BISR-405 Islamic Paradigm of Peaceful Religious Co-Existence 3.00
7. BISA-405 Introduction to Inter and Intra-Faith Dialogue 3.00
8. BISR-406 Muslim-Non-Muslim’s Relation 3.00
9. BISR-407 Islam & Contemporary Civilization (Al-Hadarah al-Islamiyah wa al-Hadarah al-Mua’sarah) 3.00

(8)

ISLAMIC EDUCATION GROUP


Specialization in Islamic Education

[Any six of the following Courses: 6x3=18 credits]

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISG-402 Islamic Education Systems 3.00
2. BISE-401 Introduction to Education 3.00
3. BISE-402 Educational Psychology 3.00
4. BISE-403 Educational Organization 3.00
5. BISE-404 Teaching Aids and Methodology in Qur’an 3.00
6. BISE-405 Teaching Methodology in Sunnah 3.00
7. BISE-406 Philosophy of Islamic Education 3.00
8. BISE-407 Integration of Knowledge 3.00
DISSERTATION/PROJECT/FIELDWORK/INTERNSHIP

[04 Credit Hours]

Only in case of acceptable reason, students may be allowed to take any two of the following courses instead of dissertations/term-paper

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISD-412 Leadership in Islam 2.00
2. BISD-413 Life and Thoughts of Muslim Thinkers 2.00
3. BISD-414 Study of al-Kalam and Muslim Philosophy 2.00
NON-CREDIT COURSES

(Compulsory for Madrasah Background Students)

Serial Corse Code Course Title Course Credits
1. BISL-101 Arabic Reading Skill 2.00
2. BISL-102 Arabic Writing Skill 00
3. BISL-103 Arabic Grammar Skill 00
4. BISL-104 Arabic Listening & Speaking Skill 00
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