Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
History Of Islamic Law ILA 357 5 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses None.
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. SONER DUMAN
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Course Objective To expose the system of fiqh as a whole with its people, institutions, concepts and ideas.
Course Content Historical development of Islamic law, the schools of law, maturation of Islamic law and fundamental aspects and features of law in Islam will be the subject matter of this course
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Report on the historical development of fiqh Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 Illustrate the schools of law (madhahib) in their historical manifestations Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Recognize the main concepts and actors of Islamic law, such madh-hab, mufti, qadi Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 State the main characteristics of each school of law including its major figures and literature Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 Describe the main characteristics of fiqh in its classical period Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 Compare Otoman legal system with the classical legal system of Islam Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
7 Evaluate the problems and challenges the fiqh system faces in contemporary world Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Main systems of law and Islamic law
2 The periodization of Islamic legal history
3 The Period of the Prophet
4 The time of the Companions and Successors
5 Emergence of the schools of law
6 Islamic legal schools: general survey
7 Hanafi school and her characteristics
8 Shafi school and her characteristics
9 Maliki school and her characteristics
10 Hanbali school and her characteristics
11 General prospect to the other schools.
12 Ottoman law and Islamic law
13 Modern period and modern challenges faced by Islamic law
14 Post-Mecelle period
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 S/he can recite the Quran properly and comment within the framework of scientific measurements.
2 S/he has knowledge of Arabic language at the level of understanding classical and modern texts in the field of Theology and uses it in expressing himself/herself in oral and written communication. S/he acquires a solid knowledge of a Western European Language at least at the level of B 1 of the European Language Portfolio, using it to follow the information in the field of Theology and communicate with colleagues. X
3 S/he recognizes the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and his physical and moral attributes and the historical process of the science of hadith, its methodology, problems, interpretation and its cultural value for the life of a Muslim. X
4 S/he can evaluate main topics of Islamic law (fiqh) which take place in classical and modern sources, comparing the Islamic law with other legal systems within the framework of comparative law. X
5 Evaluates the principles of Islamic faith and problems of Theology within the framework of reason and authentic sources using scientific methods.
6 S/he has an adequate knowledge of the old and new religious and political movements in islamic world in the past and today. X
7 S/he has a satisfactory knowledge of the history, concepts, institutions, philosophy and main figures of Sufism.
8 S/he uses the information obtained from Religious education history, religious and modern training methods in the field of religious education.
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically.
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing.
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view.
12 S/he has general information about the Turkish-Islamic literature and arts.
13 S/he takes in consideration scientific, cultural and ethical values in interdisciplinary research and studies in the field of Religious Studies.
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 3 3
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Workload 78
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.12
dersAKTSKredisi 3