Unlike Christianity which was born in the highly organised Roman Empire, Islam’s roots and beginnings lie in the desert of Arabia. While Christianity started life as a “religion”, devoted to the relationship between man and God, Islam was born as both a din (a religion) and a dawla (a state) in one.
Its roots were essentially political and its growth was carried out by warfare. In the process of its expansion, politics was a more effective tool than religion. There would be no Islam today if it were a religion only. Historians and political scientists agree that Islamic politics is what brought Islam success, not its religion dimension.
This course will demonstrate that the study of Islam is a study in Political Science and not in Theology.
|BA||BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY|
|MA||BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY|
|PhD||BY RESEARCH & DISSERTATION|
|Module Code||Module Title|
|IS001||THE ARABIAN PENINSULA BEFORE MOHAMMED|
|IS002||THE RISE OF MOHAMMED|
|IS003||THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NUCLEAR ISLAMIC STATE IN MEDINA|
|IS004||THE EXPANSION OF ISLAM THROUGH WARFARE|
|IS005||CONCEPT OF KAFFIR IN ISLAM|
|IS006||CONCEPT OF JIHAD IN ISLAM|
|IS007||ISLAM’S RELATIONSHIP WITH NON-MUSLIMS (ISLAM AND DHIMMITUDE)|
|IS008||ISLAMIC TERROR IN THE 21st CENTURY|
|IS009||CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS|
|IS010||CONTAINMENT OR ENGAGEMENT?|
|IS011||FUTURE OF ISLAMIC EUROPEAN RELATIONS|