TRAINING COURSE

Definition:

The History of Shiite program is a postgraduate specialized program which analyses the history of Shiite throughout history and assesses its different aspects namely, political, social, cultural, and others, in the world of Islam.

Program Objectives:

  • Methodically and scientifically explaining the Shiite as one of the most important and most effective Islamic sects in the history of Islam.

  • Defending Shiite based on historical aspects against doubts

  • Analyzing the historical developments of Shiite in order to recognize the truths

  • Assessing the grounds and reasons of establishment and fall of Shiite governments throughout history

  • Familiarizing with geographical distribution of Shiite throughout history so as to recognize the proper grounds for utilization.

  • Presenting the role of Shiite in civilization

Importance and Necessity:

Among the history of nations, the accounts of the Shiite Muslims have considerable importance. Since with the historical knowledge about them, we can find out about the history of the Imams (a.s) and beside that we understand about Shiite governments, sects, scholars and acquire a better understanding of the Shiites which results in a proper planning. In addition, since the scholars of Al-Mustafa International University come from different parts of the Islamic world, acquiring this knowledge is twice as necessary for them.

Program Structure:

  • The program is studied over 5 semesters

  • System of education is credit based

  • Theoretical credits are16 hours studied over 16-week semesters

  • Practical credits are 32 hours

Course Units:

There are a total of 64 credits studied in the MA History of Shiite program. The majority of the credits are theoretical and researched based. The credits are divided into two categories as:

  1. Prerequisite courses

  2. Specialized courses

According to the following table:

Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

1.

Prerequisite

32

2.

Specialized

28

3.

Thesis

4

 

Total

64

Role and Effectiveness:

The graduates of this program, with the acquired skills gained from historical studies, will be able to function as expert researchers inside and outside their countries and work in academic institutions. They can also continue their education and have a more effective role in expansion and elevation of the Shiite culture and civilization as well as exhibiting it to different societies and be useful in achieving the abovementioned objectives.

Course Units:

a.Prerequisite Courses of the MA History of Shiite

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Philosophy of History

2

32

32

 

 

According to the Quranic Viewpoints

2.

Study of the Imams

2

32

32

 

 

According to the Doubts

3 . 

Historical Sociology

2

32

32

 

Sociology

 

4.

History of Islamic Sects

2

32

32

 

 

Having a Jurisprudential views

5.

Rijal and Dirayah and their applications in History

2

32

32

 

 

 

6. 

Jurisprudence (1)

3

48

48

 

Jurisprudence (1)

 

7.

Jurisprudence (2)

2

32

32

 

Jurisprudence (2)

 

8.

Jurisprudence (3)

2

32

32

 

 

 

9.

Principles of Islamic Law

3

48

48

 

 

 

10.

Research Method

2

48

16

32

 

 

 11. 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

2

32

32

 

 

*

 12.

Islamic Philosophy (2)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

*

 13.

Arabic Literature (1)

2

32

32

 

 

*

 14.

Arabic Literature (2)

2

32

32

 

Arabic Literature (1)

*

.15.

Psychology

1

16

16

 

 

*

 16 .

Sociology

1

16

16

 

 

*

 17.

Geography of Islam World

2

32

32

 

Political Information

*

 18.

Commentary of Quran

2

32

32

 

 

*

 19. 

Critiquing the West’s Social Concepts

2

32

32

 

 

*

 20.

Educational and Cultural Management

1

16

16

 

 

*

 21.

Methods of Dissemination

1

16

16

 

 

*

 22.

Politics

2

32

32

 

 

*

 23.

Islamic Teaching and Training

2

32

32

 

 

*

 24.

Regional Needs

2

32

32

 

Comparative Theology (1 & 2)

*

 25.

Comparative Theology (1)

2

32

32

 

 

*

 26. 

Comparative Theology (2)

2

32

32

 

Comparative Theology (1)

*

 

Total

50

816

784

32

 

 

 

Note:

  • The courses not marked with (*) are necessary

  • The courses market with (*) are elective and students should pass 10 of them

  • The faculties can select some of the courses for all the students as present them as compulsory

  • The faculties can have 6 credits as prerequisites and present them

b.Specialized Course Units of MA History of Shiite

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

 1.

 

Shiite Sects

2

32

32

 

 

 

 2.

Shiite Governments

2

32

32

 

 

 

3.

Technical Texts

2

48

16

32

 

 

 4.

Shiite Centers

2

32

32

 

 

 

 5. 

Technical Foreign language (1)

2

32

32

 

General Foreign Language

 

 6.

Technical Foreign language (2)

2

32

32

 

Technical Foreign language (1)

 

7.

Shiite according to the Orientalists ‘ works

2

32

32

 

 

 

8.

History of Seminary Schools and Shiite Marja’iyat

2

32

32

 

 

 

9.

Shiite and Islamic Civilization

2

32

32

 

 

 

 10.

Shiite Chronology (writing the history of Shiite)

2

48

16

32

 

 

 11.

Finding Resources in the History of Shiite

2

48

16

32

 

 

 12.

Shiite Scholars and Major Written Scientific Works

2

32

32

 

 

 

 13.

Shiite in Modern World

2

32

32

 

 

 

 14.

History of Shiite Political Reflection

2

32

32

 

 

 

 15.

Thesis

4

128

-

128

 

 

 

Total

32

608

416

192

 

 

 




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