Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Readings In Classical Usul ISH 508 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. OSMAN GÜMAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ABDULLAH ÖZCAN,
Course Assistants

Arş. Gör. Muhammed Ali Acar

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

To enable the students to grasp the language of the classical texts of legal theory in Islam and to engage in advanced debates in legal theoretical problems

Course Content

This course will explore the various methods of interpretation in Islamic law, read selected materials from the classical major texts, concentrating especially the concepts such as qiyas, istihsan, maslaha and relate them to the modern conditions.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Has an idea about the classical texts of Islamic legal theory Lecture, Project Based Learning, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Discursively reads the debates over analogical argument (qiyas) Project Based Learning, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
3 Engages in advanced debates over istihsan (equity in Islamic legal theory) Lecture, Question-Answer, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Interactively reads the debates on maslaha (good) in Islamic legal theory Project Based Learning, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
5 Describes and debates on the characteristics of Mutazili legal approach Lecture, Project Based Learning, Question-Answer, Testing, Performance Task, Homework,
6 Analyzes the maslaha/maqasid in Shatibi idea of law Project Based Learning, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Performance Task, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The classical usul literature and the methods of interpretation.
2 Various approaches to legal interpretation
3 The concept of dalil and the argument in Islamic legal theory
4 The topics of language and the Qurnic interpretation and sunnah
5 The Prophetic model as an argument
6 Consensus and its authority
7 Reading on qiyas
8 Mid-term exam
9 Qiyas and ijtihad
10 The reason dtre in analogy
11 Istihsan in Hanafi approach
12 The concept of maslahah and Shatibi
13 The Legal Philosophy of Mutazila
14 General assessment
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain skill for data collection, consultation of the literature and analysis in relevant area To become skilled at knowledge of methods for the process of scientific research To gain the skill to make contribution to science, at least in one of the theoretical, methodic or practical areas, in the scientific researches To gain thorough competence in critical evaluation and synthesis To gain the skill for production of new ideas To have the capability of interdisciplinary study and gain the skill for adaptation of theory, method and applications of different branches to relevant branch To follow technical, scientific developments and information technologies in relevant area To publish at least an academically work related to the writing of history To gain the skill for communication with the national or international circles of the relevant branch To have behavioral and ethic sensitivity in accordance with academic life X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Quiz 1 15 15
Assignment 1 15 15
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6