TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:

The MA Islamic Mysticism program is a specialized course; during which students acquire a deep knowledge of the modules and over successful completion of the program they receive MA in Islamic Mysticism.

 

Program’s General Objectives:

  • Training lecturers

  • Training researchers in the field of mysticism

  • Training disseminators
    Note: Disseminator here means someone who delivers the message of religion

  • Instructing talented students to advance to doctoral level

 

Educational Goals and Policies:

  • Creating the spirit of research in students through allocating 30% of the credits to research works

  • Developing Critical understanding of the subjects related to mysticism

  • Developing the skills at authoring, teaching and translating in the field of mysticism

  • Developing the ability of utilizing technical texts in mysticism

  • Allocating a minimum 50% of the credits to seminary course units in order to strengthen the spiritual traits in students

  • Internalizing moral and spiritual characters in students

  • Having attention toward the regional needs of the students

 

Admission:

The students should hold BA in Islamic Mysticism.

Note: Students who do not hold BA in Islamic Mysticism should pass the prerequisites if they aim to do MA Islamic Mysticism

Program Structure:

  • There are a total of 64 credit units studied over 5 semesters. (Maximum credits presented per semesters are 14)

  • Theoretical credits are16 hours studied over 16-week semesters

  • Students should submit a dissertation at the end of the program which accounts for 4 credits.

 

Course Units:

 

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

1.

Prerequisite

32

2.

Specialized

28

3.

Thesis

4

 

Total

64

 

 

Course Units and Credits:

a.Prerequisites of MA Islamic Mysticism

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Jurisprudence (1)

3

48

48

 

 

 

2.

Jurisprudence (2)

2

32

32

 

Jurisprudence (1)

 

3.

Jurisprudence (3)

2

32

32

 

Jurisprudence (2)

 

4.

Principles of Islamic Law

3

48

48

 

 

 

5.

Arabic Literature (1)

2

62

-

64

 

 

6.

Arabic Literature (2)

2

62

-

64

Arabic Literature (1)

 

7.

Psychology

1

16

16

 

 

 

8.

Sociology

1

16

16

 

 

 

9.

Geography of Islam World

2

32

32

 

 

 

10. 

History of Islam

2

32

32

 

 

 

11. 

Commentary of the Quran

2

32

32

 

 

 

12. 

Criticizing West’s Social Thinking

2

32

32

 

 

 

13. 

Pedagogical and Cultural Management

1

16

16

 

 

 

14. 

Dissemination methods in contemporary Islamic world

1

16

16

 

 

 

15. 

Politics

2

32

32

 

 

 

16. 

Islamic Teaching and Training

2

32

32

 

 

 

17. 

Comparative Theology (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

18. 

Comparative Theology (2)

2

32

32

 

 

 

19. 

Regional Needs

2

32

32

 

 

 

20. 

Research Method

2

48

16

32

 

 

21. 

Mysticism in the Quran and Traditions (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

22. 

Mysticism in the Quran and Traditions (2)

2

32

32

 

 

 

23. 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

24. 

Islamic Philosophy (2)

2

32

32

 

 

 

 

Total

46

816

656

160

 

 

 

Notes:

  • If necessary, the faculties can make some courses for some students as compulsory

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

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

  • The questions considered in developing syllabus for regional needs are political and social issues, Quranic and tradition subjects and philosophical questions.

b.Specialized

Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Islamic Mysticism (1)

4

64

64

 

 

Focusing on the introduction of Geysari (General arguments of theoretical mysticism)

2.

Islamic Mysticism (2)

4

64

64

64

Islamic Mysticism (1)

Focusing on the texts about principles

3.

Islamic Mysticism (3)

4

64

64

64

Islamic Mysticism (2)

Focusing on Misbah Al-Hidayah (Anthropology and Wellayah)

4.

Philosophy of Mysticism

2

32

32

 

 

Basics of Tasavor and Tasdiq of Mysticism

5.

Comparative Mysticism (1)

2

32

32

 

 

Christian and Jewish Mysticism

6.

Comparative Mysticism (2)

2

32

32

 

 

Islamic and oriental mysticism

7.

Mysticism and Philosophy and Theology

2

32

32

 

 

Comparison and contrast

8.

Practical Mysticism

2

32

32

 

 

 

9.

Mysticism and Sufism

2

32

32

 

 

 

10. 

Advance Foreign Language

2

32

32

 

 

 

11. 

Shiite Mysticism

2

32

32

 

 

 

12. 

Quran Mystical Commentary

2

32

32

 

 

 

13. 

Dissertation

4

128

128

 

 

 

 

Total

32

576

576

124

 

 

 




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