Courses Catalogue

The Quran And The Contemporary Issues

COURSE CODE: IRE2204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Secondary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

As the sacred scripture of Islam, the Qur’an has primary authority in the way Muslims understand their faith. It is important to explore the function of the Qur’an in Muslim societies and the importance of both recitation and writing in transmitting the text from generation to generation, some “sciences of the Qur’an” including the significance of the Qur’an as Divine Word, the context of revelation and the structure of the text.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to equip a student teacher of Islamic Religious Education with the relevant knowledge and insight into how the glorious Quran addresses itself to the contemporary spiritual, moral, social, economic and political issues. In particular, it should focus on the relevant teachings and sessions drawn from the Quran as a holy book of guidance to the Islamic morality/good conduct since it since it is the first and most important source of a Muslim’s faith and ethics as it seeks to map out his/her way forward in a milieu of present day world’s challenges/problems.

COURSE AIM

The course aims to enable student teachers to explore the function of the Qur’an in Muslim societies and the importance of both recitation and writing in transmitting the text from generation to generation. In addition to the significance of the Qur’an as divine word, the context of revelation and the structure of the text.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of the Quran for the guidance of man in various aspects of life.
  • Develop in student teachers the ability to analyze, appreciate and teach the application of the Islamic basic teachings
  • Internalize the fact that the quran is a complete code of a Muslim’s life
  • Equip student teachers with tools to understand Islamic ethics
  • Help students acquire basic ability to understand and interpret correctly the surahs and message of the Quran.