History Of Islamic Civilization
There is need for religious education teachers to examine the overarching questions that contemporary humanities scholarship on the prenineteenth century Islamic world has posed and broad answers to them. Among the questions it will answer are: what are the impediments to understanding pre-19th century Islamic civilization today and What kind of civilizational context did Islam first emerge from?
This course introduces students to the concept of civilization in the perspective of Islam, by showing the various forms of civilization in the world, the rise and development of Islamic civilization, its features and aims. It covers the pre-Islamic civilization in Arabia and how it influenced development of Islamic civilization. It also looks at the later developments after prophet’s death by the four rightly guided caliphs through the dynasties to the contemporary world, concerning its self with issues like globalization, terrorism, peace, war and socioeconomic development, with in Islamic perspectives
The course aims to introduce students to the concept of civilization in the perspective of Islam, by showing the various forms of civilization in the world, the rise and development of Islamic civilization, its features and aims.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By end of the course unit, students should be able to:
- Describe the various meanings to the concept of Islamic civilization and the principles over which it is built.
- Identify the various forms of civilization the world has ever experienced.
- Identify the various features and aims of Islamic civilization.
- Describe the civilizations before Islam and their influence to Islamic civilization
- Identify the key signs of Islamic civilization during prophet’s time, the caliphate and the dynasties.
- Analyze the contemporary world issues in the perspective of Islamic civilization