Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Readings In Ihyā: Mysteries Of Worship ILA 323 5 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses <p>none</p>
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi ABDULLAH ÖZCAN
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Course Objective

To explore the topic of mysteries of the worship as presented in İhyâ of Gazzâli

Course Content

1. The Biography of Ghazzâlî and his Time

2. The Scholarship of Ghazzâlî

3. "fıqh" and "tasawwuf" in the Thought of Ghazzâli

4. The Topics of Ihya and its structure

5. Divine reasons of the Worship as displayed by Ghazzâlî

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describes the time of Ghazzâlî and his biography Lecture, Testing,
2 shows major components and features of Ghazzâlî's scholarship Lecture, Testing,
3 analyzes the place of "fiqh" and "tasawwuf" in the thought of Gazzâlî Lecture, Testing,
4 Describes the major Topics and Structure of Ihyâ Lecture, Testing,
5 Analyzes the mysteries of the Worship as presented by Gazzâlî Lecture, Testing,
6 Interprets selected texts
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Biography of Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali, his times, scholarschip and his works
2 Fiqh and Sufism in the Thought of Gazzali
3 The structure and content of Ihya
4 Modern sudies on Ihya
5 Book of Knowledge
6 Book of The Priciple of Faith
7 Mysteries of Cleansing
8 Mysteries of Prayer
9 Mysteries of Zakah
10 Mysteries of Fasting
11 Mysteries of the Pilgrimage
12 Mysteries of the Recitation of the Quran
13 Mysteries of the Remembering of Allah (dhikr) and Prayer
14 Discussion and evaluation
Course Notes
Course Resources

Çağrıcı, M., Özervarlı, M.S., Dönmez, İ.K., Uludağ, S., Karlığa, B., “Hüccetü’l-İslâm Ebû Hâmid el-Gazzâlî”, DİA, 13, 489-530, İstanbul, 1996.

Ebu Hamid Huccetülislam Muhammed b. Muhammed Gazzali, 505/1111, İhya’u ulumi'd-din, trc. Ahmed Serdaroğlu, Bedir Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1974

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
Total 0
Total 0
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 1 16
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Quiz 2 2 4
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 6 6
Total Workload 72
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 2.88
dersAKTSKredisi 3