TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:

The PhD Comparative Commentary is a specialized program in the field of Quran commentary with inter-religious comparative approach. Students carry out a collection of researches and after successful completion of the course they will receive PhD in Comparative Commentary.

Aims:

  • Instructing researcher and expert in the relevant field

  • Instructing lecturer for higher academic levels to work in academic and seminary institutions

  • Expanding the boundaries of knowledge in relevant areas

  • Training theorist disseminators in the field of Quranic teachings

  • Preparing the groundwork for training Mojtahed in the field of comparative commentary

Educational Objectives:

  • Having attention to moral and spiritual expansion of students

  • Having attention to research through allocating a minimum of 30 per cent of credits (beside dissertation) to research work

  • Nourishing effective researchers so that they can acquire the latest related developments

  • Facilitating students’ access to the latest methods and tools used in research

  • Helping students expand their skills in teaching, disseminating, translating and authoring

  • Strengthening students’ proficiency in debates, criticizing and evaluating various fields and responding to modern questions and doubts regarding commentary

  • Attaching importance to innovation and production of theories and knowledge in the field of commentary

  • Attending to inter-religion coherence ( within Islamic Sects) through focusing on the Ahl-e Bayt’s (a.s) related principles and teachings

Admission:

Students’ master degrees must be in the field of Comparative Commentary. The procedure is based on the Admission General and Specific Regulations

Students with other academic backgrounds must pass the prerequisites according to the regulations

Program Structure:

  • PhD Comparative Commentary contains 60 credits

  • The program is studied over a maximum of 5 years including the time for doctoral dissertation

  • Students must submit a 20-credit dissertation

  • Theoretical and practical credits are respectively 16 and 32 hours.

  • Students can take between 6 to 10 credits each semester except for the 20-credit dissertation

Course Unit Structure:

 

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

1.

seminary

16

2.

Prerequisite

24

3.

Dissertation

20

 

Total

60

 

Course Units:

a.Seminary Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Jurisprudence (1)

5

80

80

 

 

Highlighting research

2.

Jurisprudence (2)

5

80

80

 

 

Highlighting research

3.

Principles of Islamic Law (1)

3

48

48

 

 

Highlighting research

4.

Principles of Islamic Law (2)

3

48

48

 

 

Highlighting research

 

Total

16

256

256

 

 

 

 

Note: 16-seminary credits are based on the MIU’s accepted Jurisprudence and Principles of Islamic law

b.Specialized Course Units: (PhD Comparative Commentary)

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Principles of Commentary of Sects

2

48

16

32

 

Attention to comparing and analyzing the principles of commentary in Shiite and Sunni and their effects one each other

2.

Harmonics and Language of The Quran

3

64

32

32

Principles of Commentary of Sects

Focusing on criticizing and Assessing

3.

Analysis of Contemporary Thinkers’ Viewpoints concerning Commentary of the Quran

2

32

32

 

Harmonics and Language of The Quran

Analyzing and assessing modern viewpoints and questions about the Quran

4.

Comparative-systematic Commentary

2

48

16

32

 

Selected Quranic verses focusing on methodology of commentaries of Shiite and Sunni

5.

Comparative Commentary of Quranic verses concerning Beliefs (1)

2

32

32

 

 

analysis of Shiite viewpoints and theological sects in Sunni and monotheism and God’s attributes and Justice and Prophecy

6.

Comparative Commentary of Quranic verses concerning Beliefs (2)

2

32

32

 

Comparative Commentary of Quranic verses concerning Beliefs (1)

Comparative Analysis of Quranic verses concerning Imamat

7.

Comparative Commentary of Quranic verses regarding laws (1)

2

32

32

 

Principles of Commentary of Sects

Ebarat and Qaza’e discussions in a comparative manner

8.

Comparative Commentary of Quranic verses regarding laws (2)

2

32

32

 

Comparative Commentary of Quranic verses regarding laws (1)

Contracts and related arguments in a comparative manner

9.

Thematic Commentary

2

32

32

 

 

Analysis of Methods of Dissemination according to the Quran

10.

Comparative Commentary of Rewayat

2

32

32

 

 

Attention to critical analysis

11.

Principles of Islamic Law and Qawa’e of Jurisprudence in the Quran

2

32

32

 

 

 

12.

Religions in the Quran

1

16

16

 

 

 

13.

Dissertation

20

640

 

640

 

 

 

Total

44

1072

336

736

 

 

 

 




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