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Kulliyyah Department Programme Course Title Course Code Status Level Credit Hours Contact Hours Pre-requisites (if any) Co-requisites (if any) Instructional Strategies Course Assessment Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences Department of General Studies Bachelor Islam: Knowledge and Civilization UNGS 2040 University requirement Undergraduate 3 3 UNGS 2030
Lectures, group discussion, presentation, review of relevant materials.
LO 1&2 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Method Mid-term Examination Term-paper Quizzes & review of relevant materials Final Examination Total
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Instructor(s) Semester Offered Course Synopsis
To be determined Every semester This course deals with the basic issues that lead to a good understanding of theory of knowledge and civilization from Islamic and non-Islamic perspectives. It describes the contribution of Muslim scholars and
At the end of the course. Examining the laws and patterns of rise and fall of civilizations. 2. 49-68. Explain the concepts of knowledge. Recognizing and acknowledging Muslim contributions to various fields of knowledge and science. Acquainting students with meanings. the student will be able to: 1. Critically elaborate on various methodologies of scientific inquiry.Meaning of knowledge 1 . 2. Suggest the possible ways of fulfilling the requirements of reviving Muslim civilization.Qadir (1991). Explain the impact of Islamic civilization on other civilizations including modern Western civilization. . Describing and elucidating the various sources of knowledge and methodologies of scientific inquiry from both Islamic and non-Islamic perspectives. 5-14. Learning Outcomes Content Outlines Weeks Topics Islam and Knowledge . .Mohammed & Hussain (2003).Al-Attas (1989).Bakar (2006).Classification of knowledge 2 Sources of Knowledge Al-WaÍy (Revelation): The Qur’an & the Sunnah 3 . 6782. objectives and importance of knowledge and civilization from Islamic perspective. . Task/Reading .Nyazee (2000). 3. Course Objectives This course aims at: 1. 263-270. . 5. Creating awareness of the challenges confronting Muslims in the fields of science and technology and exploring the possible ways to revive Muslim civilization. The course also reviews some contemporary challenges facing the Muslim Ummah and the possible solutions to overcome them with reference to the concept of ‚Islam Hadhari‛. 2 . 249262. 121151. 3. 4566.Ilyas (2002). Identify contemporary challenges facing Muslims in the fields of science and technology and the expected responses to them. 5. 203-226. science and civilization. 162181. 4. 4.scientists in different fields of knowledge and science throughout the history of Muslim civilization.
El-Mesawi (1998). 70– 72. Muslim civilization 107-138.El-Mesawi (1998).Factors behind the rise and decline of .Bakar (2006). Methodology in Sciences 6 . 87-184. 3. 87-184. 2348.Al-‘Aql (Reason) 4 Nature & Al-×awās (Senses) 5 . . 9 .Bennabi (1991).As-Sibaa‘ie (2003).Definition of methodology . . . 3-24.Kinds of methodologies 1) Methodology in revealed knowledge.Civilization and culture . 1-8 & 22-50.Bakar (2006). Chap. . 3.Al-Faruqi (1986).Patterns of rise and fall of . 1-36. .Bennabi (1991). 4566. . . . 7 Islam and Civilization .Meaning of civilization 8 .al-Attas (1992). 107-138. 6579. . 4566. 2) Methodology in human knowledge (pure & social sciences).Safi (1996). moderate rationalism. 3 . .Bakar (2006). integration. . preservation of humans rights and rights of minorities. . 63-85. 23civilizations. 7-41.Safi (1996). 3-24. . 97114. 7-41.Yousif (2004). 1-36.Rahman (1994).) .Al-Faruqi (1986).Davutoglo (1994).Yousif (2004). Chap.Al-Attas (1989). 48. universality. 69-93.Ibn Khaldun (1986). . .Al-Attas (1992). 97114. .Arslan (2004). 3) Integrative methodology of revealed knowledge and human knowledge. etc. . tolerance.Characteristics of civilization (TawÍÊd of God.Al-Attas (1989). . . .Ibn Khaldun (1986).
Arslan.As-Sibaa‘ie (2003). . .Challenges of reviving Islamic . (1996). M.Sardar (1996). Al-Attas. (2003). H. (2003). 180-191. IIUM. R. Islam and secularism. Science and civilization in Islam. Bakar. M. N. Required As-Sibaa‘ie. Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC.Nasr (1994). M. S. (2004).JAKIM (2004). (N. . (1983). 14 4 . O. I.Sardar (1985). The cultural atlas of Islam. 195-248. 66-75. (Eds. . Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC. Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya. Classification of knowledge in Islam: A study of Islamic philosophies of science. 126-285 & 325-327.Al-‘Azami (2003). (1996). civilization. Al-Attas. M. 165-193. Al-Faruqi. 126-285 & 325-327. M. Kuala Lumpur: University Malaya. A.)(2009). Osman et. References .IslÉm HadhÉri: Its role in reviving Islamic civilization.al. Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Book Trust. Our decline: Its causes and remedies. Lahore: Suhail Academy. . . Al-‘Azami. Riyadh: International Islamic Publishing House. .). 144177. UK: Islamic Academy. S. A.Challenges of modern science and technology and Muslim responses. New York: Macmillan. .Sardar. S.Nasr (1997). The history of the Qur’anic text from revelation to compilation: A comparative study with the Old and New Testaments. (1986). Civilization of faith: A journey through Islamic history. (2006).The Contribution of Muslim Scholars Natural Sciences 10 Human Sciences 11 Revealed Sciences 12 Some Challenges Confronting Muslims Today 13 . Bakar. al-Khattab. Trans. Nasr. . S. (1992). N. 144177.Nasr (1997). Modul Pengajian Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS). (1989). Aqā’id al-NasafÊ. Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC.Kamal Hasan (2005). Recommended Acikgenc. Islamic science: Towards a definition. .
Batu Caves. Nasr. Toynbee. I. Ibn Khaldun. IIIT. R. (1994). A. Kuala Lumpur: A. T. A Muslim theory of human society. The unity of science and religion.). Civilizational transformation and the Muslim world. C. (1986). Virginia: International Institute of Islamic Thought. H. Sardar. F. K.). Bennabi. Yousif. The Concept of Islam Hadhari. A. Selangor: IIUM. (1998). (Eds. Markfield: Revival. A. Tawhid and science: Religious orthodoxy and the battle for rationality. Al-Muqaddimah (Vol. Z. JAKIM. (1993). 1). (1991). M. Hadith literature. Philosophy and science in Islamic world. (vol. Virginia: International Institute of Islamic Thought. S. Kuala Lumpur: Berita Publishing. El-Mesawi. 1). (1982). Kuala Lumpur: Research Center. Kuala Lumpur: Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad. A. Islam in history and society. (2000). 99-110. Davutoglu. (2002). Z. A study of history. & Hussain D. (2004).(F. Cambridge: Islamic Text Society. The foundation of knowledge.). Kamal Hasan (2005). M. M. (1946). Qadir. Mohammed. 2006/2007 Semester I. Islam Hadhari ‚civilizational Islam‛: An approach to a new government policy. Siddiqi.2006/2007 Checked by: ________________ Approved by: ________________ 5 .Bakar. (1991). Islam and science: A Southeast Asian perspective. M. (Ed. Islam: Source and purpose of knowledge. (1994). Islamic futures: Reclaiming a heritage.S. London: Mansell. Safi. USA: Routledge. Kuala Lumpur: Mahir publications. Selangor: Mekar Publishers. UK: Zed Books Ltd. Selangor: Thinker’s Library. A. Petaling Jaya. A young Muslim’s guide to the modern world. Noordeen. Islamic jurisprudence. J. O. Trans. Proposed Start Date (Semester) Batch of Students to be Affected Prepared by: __________________ Semester I. Journal of Islam in Asia. Ilyas. Islam: The way of revival. Nyanzee. 2 (1). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. L. (2004). (2003). Rosenthal. A. R. Herndon. (1991). Petaling Jaya. (1985). (1996). New York: Oxford University Press.
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3. The reference lists shall be presented in accordance with APA bibliographic practices and in alphabetical order. 4.NOTE: 1. Proposed course outlines should be presented to the Senate Standing Committee for approval at least four months prior to the course offering. Please check with the library to ensure that the books are up-to-date and incorporating the latest edition. The reference title shall be italicised or underlined or bold. 2. please consult the Librarian. 5. Latest editions of textbooks and references should be used unless otherwise necessary or if the course is classical in nature. 7 . The course outlines should reflect the course description/synopsis and Islamic mission of the university as well as to provide the room for Islamic critique. If in doubt.
3. KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION (UNGS 2040) 8 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2. Suggest the possible ways of fulfilling the requirements of reviving Muslim civilization. Explain the impact of Islamic civilization on other civilizations including modern Western civilization. Identify contemporary challenges facing Muslims in the fields of science and technology and the expected responses to them. . science and civilization. KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION OBJECTIVES / OUTCOME INDICATORS/ COURSE Quizzes & review of relevant materials 3 3 3 3 COURSE ASSESSMENT MATRIX ISLAM. Critically elaborate on various methodologies of scientific inquiry. 5. 4. Explain the concepts of knowledge. Final Examination Mid Semester Examination ISLAM.Term-paper 1.
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