TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:  

Ahl-e Bayt Studies MS.  is a specialized program during which students learn the course units and over successful completion of the program they will receive their master degree.

General Objectives:

Instructing teachers to teach Ahl-e Byat course units to undergraduate students

Instructing researchers in the field

Instructing knowledgeable scholars in the field of study of Ahl-e Bayt

Instructing disseminators Note: disseminator here means the one who delivers the message of religion

Instructing distinct students to advance to PhD programs 

Educational goals and policies-       

Encouraging student to conduct research through allocating at least 30 per cent of course units to research-based modules

Developing students skills so that they can comprehend related literature

Promoting moral and spiritual issues in students and providing an atmosphere for promoting ethical values

Learning jurisprudence and principles of Islamic laws

Basing the curriculum on team-working activities and applying effective educational methods

Allocating 50 per cent of course units to seminary modules in order to develop students knowledge in seminary course units

Considering students regional needs 

Admission:

Graduates of Shiite Studies can apply for this program. Note: Students with other backgrounds can apply for the program; however, they shall pass the pre-requisite course modules.  

Program structure and duration:

Program is designed based on semesters and modules.

The program duration is five semesters and the total volume of credits is 74

Each theoretical credit takes 16 hours and practical credit takes 32 hours 

Course units:  

 

No.

Title of course unit

Credit

1

Pre-requisite

32

2

Course units decided by the faculty

10

3

Specialized

28

4

Dissertation

4

Total

  74

 

Necessity and importance:

Considering effective role of Ahl-e Bayt as the successors of the Prophet and as the ones who explained the Quran after the Prophet, it is necessary for the world of Islam to become familiar with attitude, history and sayings of Ahl-e Bayt. Moreover, as there are several doubts raised against Ahl-e Bayt and there are efforts to weaken Ahl-e Bayts knowledge, religious and political position it is necessary to learn about them and help others to learn about them without having bios viewpoints and in an academic way. Besides, this program is a unique program not run in other universities and this fact makes it a must for this program to be administered.  

Abilities and skills developed:

Over successful completion of the program, students learn the position of Ahl-e Bayt and will be able to defend them in academic fields within the Islam world. They will also be able to promote Muslim unity and proximity with knowledge and precise information.

a. Pre-requisite course units- Ahl-e Bayt Studies 

 

No

Title of course unit

 Number of credits

Time

Pre-requisite

Note

 

Total

Theoretical

Practical

 

 

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 Laws

3

48

48

-

 

 

5

Ahl-e Bayt According to the Quran

2

32

32

-

 

 

6

 Assessing history, attitude and sayings of Imam Ali (1)

2

32

32

-

 

 

7

Ahl-e Byat according to other sects that the (12 Imam believers sect)

2

32

32

-

 

 

8

 Critiquing viewpoints of orientalists about Ahl-e Bayt

1

16

16

-

 

 

9

 Assessing history, attitude and sayings of Hazrat Zahra

1

16

16

-

 

 

10

Studying doubts against Imams

2

32

32

-

 

 

11

 Technical language

2

32

32

-

 

Arabic

12

Islamic Philosophy (1)

2

32

32

-

 

*

13

Islamic Philosophy (2)

2

32

32

-

Islamic Philosophy (1)

*

14

Arabic Literature (1)

2

64

-

64

 

*

15

Arabic Literature (2)

2

64

-

64

Arabic Literature (1)

*

16

Psychology

1

16

16

-

 

*

17

Sociology

1

16

16

-

 

*

18

Geography of Islam World

2

32

32

-

 

*

19

History of Islam

2

32

32

-

 

*

20

Quran Exegesis

2

32

32

-

 

*

21

Critiquing Western Social ideology

2

32

32

-

 

*

22

Educational and cultural management

1

16

16

-

 

*

23

Methods of dissemination in the modern world

1

16

16

-

 

*

24

Politics

2

32

32

-

 

*

25

Islamic Education

2

32

32

-

 

*

26

Comparative Theology (1)

2

32

32

-

 

*

27

Comparative Theology (2)

2

32

32

-

Comparative Theology (1)

*

28

Research Methodology

2

48

16

32

 

*

29

Regional needs

2

32

32

-

 

*

Total

  54

  944

 784

  160

 

 

 

Note: 

1- The course units which are NOT marked by the (*) are compulsory

2-  The course units which are marked by (*) are optional and students shall take up to 10 credits to pass

3- Faculties are authorized to add other course units for some of the students if deemed necessary

4- Faculties are authorized to present foreign language as pre-requisite a maximum of 6 credits  

b. Course units decided by the faculty 

 

No.

Title of course unit

No. Course units

Time

Pre-requisite

Note

Total

Theoretical

Practical

 

1

Ahl-e Byat according to traditions

2

32

32

-

 

2

Concept of Mahdawiyat according to Muslims

2

32

32

-

 

3

Imam Mahdi and time of His appearance

2

32

32

-

 

4

Ahl-e Bayt according to Sufi denominations

2

32

32

-

 

5

Savior according to different religions

2

32

32

-

 

Total

 10

 160

  160

-

 

 

 c. Titles of Specialized Course units

 

No

Title of course unit

 Number of credits

Time

Pre-requisite

Note

Total

Theoretical

Practical

 

 

1

Ahl-e Bayt according to the Quran(2)

2

32

32

-

Ahl-e Bayt according to the Quran(1)

 

2

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Ali (2)

2

32

32

-

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Ali (1)

 

3

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Hassan

2

32

32

-

 

 

4

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Hossein

2

32

32

-

 

 

5

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Sajjad

2

32

32

-

 

 

6

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Baghir

2

32

32

-

 

 

7

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Sadiq

2

32

32

-

 

 

8

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Kadhim

2

32

32

-

 

 

9

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Ridha

2

32

32

-

 

 

10

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imam Jawad

2

32

32

-

 

 

11

Assessing History, attitudes and sayings of Imamain  Asgariyayn

2

32

32

-

 

 

12

Imam Mahdi and the issue of absence

2

32

32

-

 

 

13

 Traditions according to viewpoints of Ahl-e Bayt

2

32

32

-

 

Beliefs, ethics

14

Technical language

2

32

32

-

 

English

15

Dissertation

4

128

-

128

 

 

Total

 32

 576

448

  128

 

 

 




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