Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction To Islam ILA 377 5 4 + 0 4 6
Precondition Courses <p>No pre-condition for this course.</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>Since this course gives basic information on Islam, any&nbsp;additional course is not demanded.&nbsp;</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi EMRAH KAYA
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör.Dr. ESRA AKAY DAĞ,
Course Assistants

No assistant for this course.

Course Category
Course Objective

Present to the Erasmus Students nature of the belief and practice of Islam and current discussions on Islam.

Course Content

Introduction to Islam, Biography of Muhammad, Qur’an, Hadith, Belief System, Islamic Worships, Current Debates on Islam

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Recognises main discussion on the nature Islam Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Describes main concepts and problems on Islam Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Compares the approach of Islam with Other Religions Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Evaluates the relation between faith and reason Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Evaluates the problem of Plurality of Religions Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Evaluates the nature of religious experience Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Root of Religion - The Need for Religion
2 Faith and Belief - General History of Islam
3 Sources of Islam - The Aims of Islam
4 Foundations of Islam
5 Creed of Islam
6 The Prophet of Islam (Muhammad)
7 Islamic System of Morality
8 Mid Exam
9 The Islamic Concept of Life
10 Islamic Mysticism and Spiritual Life
11 Islamic Philosophy and Theology
12 Judicial and Political Systems of Islam
13 Women in Islam
14 Relation with non-Muslims and Islamophobia
Course Notes <p>Baldick, Julian. Mystical Islam, An Introduction to Sufism. London: I.B.Tauris &amp; Co Lid., 1992.<br /> Rahman, Fazlur. Islam. London: University of Chicago Press, 1979.<br /> Tayob, Abdulkader. Islam, A Short Introduction. Oxford: Oneworld, 1999.</p>
Course Resources

Muhammad Hamidullah. Introduction to Islam. I.I.F.S.O., 1970. (Online)

Yusuf al-Qardawi. Introduction to Islam. Islamic Inc. Publishing and Distribution, 1995. (Online)

Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History. New York: The Modern Library, 2002.

Michael Cook. Forbidding Wrong in Islam. Cambridge University Press. 2003.

Todd H. Green. The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West. Fortress Press. 2015.

Clinton Bennet. Muslims and Modernity. Continuum. 2005.

Oliver Leaman and Sajjad Rizvi. “The Developed Kalam Tradition.” The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology. Ed. Tim Winter. Cambridge University Press. 2008.

Khalid Blankinship. “The Early Creed.” The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology. Ed. Tim Winter. Cambridge University Press. 2008.

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.
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. X
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. X
8 S/he uses the information obtained from Religious education history, religious and modern training methods in the field of religious education. X
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically. X
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing. X
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view. X
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 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 6 96
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Quiz 2 3 6
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 6 6
Total Workload 153
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.12
dersAKTSKredisi 6