Islamic Law And Muslim Institution
Like other existing legal systems, sharia (or Islamic law) has its own processes of developing and identifying religious and legal norms. Moreover, since the 19th century, but also recently in light of the Arab Spring, traditional Islamic law as jurists’ law has been transformed considerably. This course introduces Bachelor students to Islamic law by offering them a firm understanding in the broad range of views on “living according to God’s Will” that Muslims have developed over the course of more than 1400 years in different parts of the world.
This is designed to equip the student teachers of Islamic religious studies with the relevant knowledge and insight into how Islamic law addresses itself to the contemporary, spiritual, moral, economic and political issues.
In particular, it will focus on the relevant teachings and lessons drawn from Islamic law as guidance to Muslim affairs.
The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and appreciation of the main outlines of the history of Islamic law, its methodologies, major concepts, and different manifestations., as well as knowledge of and insight into selected areas of the Islamic legal system, such as family law, criminal law and Islamic finance.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By end of the course unit, students should be able to:
- Help students conceive and appreciate the historical development of Islamic Law
- Develop in student teachers the ability to analyze the aims of Islamic law
- Equip students with tools to understand basic sources of Islamic law
- To enable students fully internalize the fact that the only Quran is the basic source and hadith of law