TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:

PhD Contemporary Theological Movements in the World of Islam program is the highest educational level concerning modern issues in the Islamic religions. Students conduct research studies and participate in taught courses and learn about theological issues, theories and major scholars in the modern Islam and over successful completion of the program they are conferred PhD Contemporary Theological Movements in the World of Islam.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Recognizing contemporary developments in the field of theology within the world of Islam

  • Instructing researchers and specialists in the field

  • Instructing lecturers to teach postgraduate and undergraduate students of Seminary schools and universities

  • Expanding the field of study

 

 

Educational Policies:

 

  • Having attention to moral and spiritual values of students

  • Encouraging students towards research-based studies through allocating 50 per cent of credits and the thesis to research works

  • Instructing skillful and knowledgeable researchers who are capable of developing new issues within the field of theology

  • Applying modern educational techniques and providing effective research tools for the students 

  •  Developing students academic skills in teaching, disseminating, translating and writing

  • Increasing students skills in critiquing, discussing, and evaluating different related aspects and providing answers to new questions raised against Islamic theology

  • Considering proximity of Islamic religions and emphasizing on the principles and teachings of Ahl-e Bayt

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Admission:

 

  • Applicants who studied MA Islamic religions can apply for the program.

  • Applicants with other backgrounds shall pass the pre-requisite course units

 

Programs structure and duration:

 

  • Total credits of the program are 58

  • The program is studied in five years (inclusive of the thesis)

  • Students shall present a thesis calculated as 18 credits

  • Each theological credit takes 16 hours and each practical one takes 32 hours

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Course units structure

 

 

No.

Course unit

credits

1

Seminary

16

2

Pre-requisite

6

3

Specialized

18

4

Dissertation

18

Total

58

 

 

a. Seminary Course Units:

 

 

No.

Title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Note

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Jurisprudence (1)

2

32

32

-

 

Emphasizing on research

2

Jurisprudence (2)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (1)

Emphasizing on research

3

Jurisprudence (3)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (2)

Emphasizing on research

4

Jurisprudence (4)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (3)

Emphasizing on research

5

Jurisprudence (5)

2

32

32

-

Jurisprudence (4)

Emphasizing on research

6

Principles of Islamic Laws(1)

2

32

32

-

 

Emphasizing on research

7

Principles of Islamic Laws(2)

2

32

32

-

Principles of Islamic Laws (1)

Emphasizing on research

8

Principles of Islamic Laws (3)

2

32

32

-

Principles of Islamic Laws (2)

Emphasizing on research

Total

16

256

256

 

 

 

 Note: Seminary School course units are the same as Jurisprudence and Principles of Islamic Laws approved by Al-Mustafa University

 

b. Pre-requisite course units

 

No.

Title

Credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Total

Theoretical

Practical

1

Contemporary developments and events and their impact on the Muslims

2

32

32

-

 

2

Today’s situation of Shiite and Sunni denominations

2

32

32

-

 

3

Deviated moves within the world of Islam

2

32

32

-

 

4

Moving towards traditions in the world of Islam

2

32

32

-

 

5

How Muslims can encounter Occidental viewpoints

2

32

32

-

 

Total

10

160

160

 

 

 

c. Specialized course units

 

No.

Title

credits

Hours

Pre-requisite

Total

theoretical

Practical

1

Reasoning (1)

2

32

32

-

 

2

Reasoning (2)

2

32

32

-

 

3

Liberal movement (1)

2

32

32

-

 

4

Liberal movement (2)

2

32

32

-

 

5

Movement towards Traditions

2

32

32

-

 

6

Salafi Movement (Sunni) (1)

2

32

32

-

 

 

Salafi Movement (Sunni) (2)

22

32

32

-

 

8

Theological principles of Sociopolitical movements

2

32

32

-

 

9

Theological-mystical movements

2

32

32

-

 

10

Dissertation

18

576

-

576

 

Total

36

864

576

 

 

 




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