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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 Undergraduate The Islamic Worldview UNGS 2030 University Requirement Undergraduate 3 3 None


Lectures, presentation, group discussion and review of relevant materials.

LO 1&2 1, 2 & 3 1, 2 & 3 1, 2 & 3

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 focuses on the meanings, characteristics and kinds of worldviews including some selective contemporary ideologies, such as


6-28. personality and behaviour.Berghout (2007).Kinds of worldview: a.Mutahhari (1985). 15-24. . Course Objectives This course aims at: 1. IslÉm. (1992). 3. 3. foundations. Acquainting students with meanings. the student will be able to: 1. The scientific worldview b. Identify some of the challenges faced by man and society and suggest solutions from the Islamic worldview.Al-Attas (2007). Understanding the elements of Islamic worldview and its implications on knowledge.Al-Attas (1993). characteristics and elements of both Islamic and non-Islamic worldviews. The course also describes the elements of Islamic worldview and reviews some of the contemporary challenges facing man and society. 7-11. . Post modernism c. 23-27. 11-33. Characteristics and Kinds. Materialism 3 .Meaning & characteristics of the Islamic & other worldviews. The religious worldview . Secularism b.materialism. .Davies & Gribbin. 2 . secularism and post modernism. 6876. 4-23.Kamal Hassan (1994). 2043. 2.ÔmÉn. Demonstrate understanding of the meanings. Explain the elements of Islamic worldview and their impact on individual and social life. . 1549.‘Abd al ‘ÓtÊ (1998). Task/Reading Learning Outcomes Content Outlines Weeks Topics Worldview: Meaning. characteristics. 1 .Riza & Hussain (2003). It presents an overview of Islam and its main characteristics. TaqwÉ and IÍsÉn 4 . At the end of the course. 2 . Identifying some challenges faced by man and society and Muslim responses to them. The philosophical worldview c. Overview of Islam and its Main Characteristics . 2. .Selective contemporary ideologies: a. . and objectives of Islamic and non-Islamic worldviews.

6 . . 11 Some Challenges Facing Muslims . Al-Roubaie (2004).Qutb (1996). 27-42.The concept of al-TawÍÊd and its implications for life. Prophethood and its relevance to the Muslim life .Al-Faruqi (1992). Man in the Qur’an and the Sunnah .The relevance of Prophetic Sunnah to the contemporary life. The Concept of sunnatullÉh and natural phenomenon . 3764. .5 . 109-142.Rahman (1994). 6579. .Al-Qaradawi (1997).Globalization 13 3 .Rahman (1994). 132.The impact of believing in alÓkhirah on human life.Meaning of al-Ókhirah. .Extremism 12 . .The functions of the Prophets. 99-145. 1736. 8 . . 9 10 . . 106120. 41-65. .Primordial nature of man. 7 .Creation vs.The role of man as khalÊfatullÉh . . .Meaning of sunnatullÉh and its characteristics. 140-173.Rahman (1994). . Al-ShumËl (comprehensiveness) c. evolution of man. 3360.Maududi (1973).Bucaille (1989).Meaning and necessity of Prophethood. . Al RabbÉniyyah (divinity) b.Al-Kufr and al-Shirk and their implications for life. Al-TawÉzun (moderation) .Philips (1982).Rahman (1994).Manifestations of sunnatullÉh. 157189.Al-Qaradawi (1991). 346. 88-96. Al-Ókhirah and its implication for human life . The Elements of the Islamic Worldview The concept of al-TawÍÊd (the unity of Allah) .The main characteristics of Islam a.

Towards understanding Islam. (1994). Islamic way of life. Bucaille. Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC. F. (1994). S. C. Al-Attas. A. Konak Izmir.Al-Attas (1993). Leicester. (1998). M. Lipson. R. A. (1985). Islam on origin and evolution of life. D. USA: Saga Publications. (Eds. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka. 11-33. F. L. man and 4 .‘ÓtÊ. Cooley. culture and globalization. Kuala Lumpur: IKIM. Islam in focus. 20-43. Maryland: Amanah Publications.). Berghout A.14 References . Leicester: Revival Publications. USA: Schocken Books. Maududi. A. Murata. (1993). Al-Roubaie. UK: Islamic Foundation. (1994).Liberalism and Human Rights .S. (1998). S. Prophet Muhammad: The infinite light. 1). 24 (spring). Kuala Lumpur: A. M. S. Noordeen. (2004). H. (1973). A. M. Islam the way of revival. 2 (1). Al-Faruqi. S. I. Gulen. (1969). Human nature and the social order. In Abdul Monir Y. (2nd ed. Islam: The concept of religion and the foundation of ethics and morality. Mutahhari. A. New York: Paragon House. Heritage. (1994). M. (1992). Maududi. Turkey: Kaynak (Izmir) A. S. Riza. (1996). (Ed). 3-46. (1984). Cumming. Fundamentals of Islamic thought: God. Kuwait: International Islamic Book Center. Pakistan: Shah Muhammad Ashraf. 97132. & William C. Major themes of the Qur’an. Al-Attas. Towards a positive Islamic worldview: American-Malaysian perspective. Islam and the challenge of modernity: Historical and contemporary context. Human nature and history: A study of the development of liberal political thought (Vol. Rahman. Required Hassan. Virginia: IIIT. (1978). M. A. (1989).). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. & Hussain. (1998). H. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. Khan. N. K. R. Tawhid: Its implications for thought and life. Recommended ‘Abd al. D. The ethical crises of civilization: Moral meltdown or advance. The Islamic worldview. What’s the origin of man: The answer of science and scriptures. C. International Journal of Muslim Unity. (2007). Toward an Islamic framework for worldview studies: Preliminary theorization. Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica. Lahore. The vision of Islam. (2003).

Delhi. Delhi. Qutb. Globalization (1st ed. Reflections on man and the future of civilization. M. (1984). Kuala Lumpur: Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia. Concepts of the Qur’an: A topical reading. (1997). Naser. India: Hindustan Publications. (2002). (1993). B. London: Routledge. Islamic Studies. 2006/2007 Semester I. (1996). Eerdmans Pub. D. (1995). 253-259.).the universe. K. Berkeley Calif: Mizan Press. Mich: W. Waters. The Islamic concept and its characteristics. Worldview: The history of the concept. Proposed Start Date (Semester) Batch of Students to be Affected Semester I. Naugle. India: Hindustan Publications. F. 2006/2007 Prepared by: __________________ ( ) Checked by: ________________ ( ) Approved by: ________________ (Dean/Director) 5 . 32 (3). Qutb. Osman. Grand Rapids. This religion of Islam. S. S.

4. 5. 2. If in doubt. Proposed course outlines should be presented to the Senate Standing Committee for approval at least four months prior to the course offering. 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. 3. please consult the Librarian.NOTE: 1. Latest editions of textbooks and references should be used unless otherwise necessary or if the course is classical in nature. Please check with the library to ensure that the books are up-to-date and incorporating the latest edition. 6 . The reference title shall be italicised or underlined or bold. The reference lists shall be presented in accordance with APA bibliographic practices and in alphabetical order.

Term-paper Final Examination Mid Semester Examination THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW OBJECTIVES / OUTCOME INDICATORS/ COURSE Quizzes & review of relevant materials COURSE ASSESSMENT MATRIX THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW (UNGS 2030) 7 3 3 3 3 3 2 - 3 3 3 3 3 1. 3. characteristics and elements of both Islamic and non-Islamic worldviews. 2. . Demonstrate understanding of the meanings. Explain the elements of Islamic worldview and their impact on individual and social life. Identify some of the challenges faced by man and society and suggest solutions from Islamic worldview.