Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Ijtihad Thought In Islamic Law Methodology ILA 483 7 2 + 0 2 5
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 describe the definition, content, types, limits of ijtihad and to discuss what should be done to activate it in the modern age.
Course Content It will be mentioned the discussions about ijtihad within the classical usul books and the modern thoughts about the content, types and limits of ijtihad.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Define ijtihad and explains types of it. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 Understand the relationship between the types of ijtihad. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Differs between the areas which is allowed and forbidden for ijtihad. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 Describe the clauses of ijtihad and the categories of mujtahids. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 Analyze the limits of ijtihad. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 Compare the modern studies for activating ijtihad and the classical term. Problem Solving, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Definition of ijtihad and concentual framework.
2 Historical process about ijtihad I
3 Historical process about ijtihad II
4 Content and types of ijtihad I
5 Content and types of ijtihad II
6 Area of ijtihad
7 Requirements of ijtihad
8 Relationship between ijtihad, fatwa and qada
9 Categories of mujtahids.
10 Conviction of ijtihad
11 Limits of ijtihad
12 Taqlid, intiqal, telfiq.
13 Modern discussions about ijtihad I
14 Modern discussions about ijtihad II
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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.
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 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 15
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 3 6
Assignment 1 2 2
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Workload 113
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.52
dersAKTSKredisi 5