Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
History Of Islamic Thought ILA 382 6 4 + 0 4 6
Precondition Courses <p>No pre-conditions for this lecture.</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>All courses on Islamic philosophy, theology and sufism will be helpful or complementary for this course.</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi EMRAH KAYA
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi EMRAH KAYA,
Course Assistants

No assistant for this lecture.

Course Category
Course Objective

Present to the ERASMUS Students nature and problems of Islamic Thought within a historical framework.

Course Content

Introduction to Islam, Early Political and Intellectual Movements, Interaction with other Cultures, Formation of Kalam, Main Kalam Schools, Main Philosophers, Influence of Islamic Thought on Latin West

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Recognises main Schools of Islamic Thought Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Describes main concepts and problems of Islamic Thought Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Compares the approach of Schools of Islamic Thought to the main problems Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Evaluates the relation between Religion and Tradition Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Evaluates the problem of Religious Pluralism 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 Introduction to Islamic Thought
2 Early Political and Intellectual Movements
3 Interaction with other Cultures: Translation Movement
4 Formation of Kalam, Main Problems
5 Kalam Schools: The Mutazila
6 Kalam Schools: The Asharites
7 Kalam Schools: The Maturidites
8 The Philosophers: Farabi
9 The Philosophers: Ibn Sina
10 The Philosophers: Ibn Rushd
11 Formation and Development of Sufism
12 The Sufis: Ibn Arabi
13 The Sufis: Rumi
14 Current Trends in Islamic Thought
Course Notes <p>Nasr, S. H. , and O. Leaman, eds. History of Islamic Philosophy. Vol. I-II. London: Routledge, 1996.</p> <p>Fakhry, Majid. A Short Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism. Oxford: Oneworld, 1997.</p>
Course Resources

Watt, W. Montgomery. The Formative Period of Islamic Thought. Oxford: Oneworld, 1998.
Chittick, William C. The Sufi Path of Knowledge, Ibn al-´Arabi´s Metaphysics of Imagination. Albany: SUNY Press, 1989.
Rahman, Fazlur. Islam. London: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

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. X
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 5 5
Quiz 2 3 6
Assignment 1 12 12
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 161
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.44
dersAKTSKredisi 6