TRAINING COURSE

 

MA Ibrahimic Religions

Definition:

The MA Ibrahimic Religions is a specialized program which provides students with a profound knowledge of the modules. Students will receive MA in the course after successful completion of the program.

Educational goals and policies:

  • Developing the skills in authoring and translating relevant technical texts

  • Having attention to innovation and producing new ideas in the relevant areas

  • Developing the ability of analyzing and explaining the Ibrahimic religions in a methodological manner

  • Creating the ability of understanding texts in Ibrahimic religions

Importance and Necessity:

Due to today’s developments in communications and easy access to information of various religions, the seminary schools should try to keep up with the others and prepare themselves for the new developments; especially when superpowers misuse a number of beliefs existing in some religions and try to put Islamic beliefs under question. It is necessary to enter into this field and address these issues properly.

Program Structure:

  • There are a total of 64 credits studied over 5 semesters.

  • Theoretical and practical credits are 16 and 32 hours respectively

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

Course Units Structure:

 

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

1.

Introductory

16

2.

Prerequisite

24

3.

Dissertation

20

 

Total

60

 

Role and Effectiveness:

The graduates of the program will be able to produce knowledge and research in the fields of religions such as Christianity and carry out comparative analysis between Islam and other religions and show the features of Islam more effectively. Students will also get prepared for relevant discussions and forums.

Course Units:

a.Introductory Course Units (Ibrahimic Religions):

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.

Quran Teachings (1)

2

32

32

 

 

God and Divine Attributes

6.

Quran Teachings (2)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Teachings (1)

Prophecy and Imamat

7.

Quran Teachings (3)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Teachings (2)

Man, Self and Resurrection

8.

Theoretical Mysticism

2

32

32

 

 

Advance

9.

Comparative Analysis of the Quran and The Testaments

2

32

32

 

 

Text of Tajrid

10.

Comparative Theology in Islam and other Religions (1)

2

32

32

 

 

Advance Arabic Language

11.

Comparative Theology in Islam and other Religions (1)

2

32

32

 

Comparative Theology in Islam and other Religions (1)

Advance Arabic Language

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.

Commentary of the Quran

2

32

32

 

 

*

21.

Analysis of West Viewpoints regarding Society

2

32

32

 

 

*

22.

Educational and Cultural Management

1

16

16

 

 

*

23.

Dissemination Method 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 Method

2

48

16

32

 

*

29.

Regional Needs

2

32

32

 

 

*

 

Total

56

976

816

160

 

 

 

Notes:

  • Students must select 8 credit units from the ones marked with (*) plus 2 credits from among 4 credits of Philosophy course

  • The faculties can introduce some of the elective as compulsory for some of the students

  • The faculties can introduce and run 6 credits as prerequisites.

b. Specialized Course Units (Ibrahimic Religions):

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Islam Ethics and Mysticism

2

32

32

 

 

Imam Khomeini’s 40 Hadith Book

2.

History of Judaism and its Denominations

2

32

32

 

 

 

3.

History of Christianity and its Denominations

2

32

32

 

 

 

4.

Holy Book

2

32

32

 

 

Introduction and Analysis

5.

Judaism Religion and its Ceremonies

2

32

32

 

 

 

6.

Judaism Philosophy and Theology

1

16

16

 

 

 

7.

Judaism Ethics and Mysticism

1

16

16

 

 

 

8.

Theology in Christianity

3

48

48

 

 

Intelectual and Reported

9.

Modern Theology in Christianity

2

32

32

 

 

 

10.

Christianity Ethics and Mysticism

2

32

32

 

 

 

11.

Quality of Dissemination in Christianity

1

16

16

 

 

 

12.

Analyzing the Questions and Doubts about Christians and Muslims

2

32

32

 

 

 

13.

Advance Foreign Language (1)

2

48

16

32

 

English language

14.

Advance Foreign Language (2)

2

48

16

32

 

English Language

15.

Islamic Theology

2

32

32

 

 

Text of Tajrid

16.

Dissertation

4

128

 

128

 

 

 

Total

32

576

416

192

 

 

 

Note 2: the Arabic Language must be added as prerequisite which accounts for 2 credits.

 




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