Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Thought Of Islamic Mysticism TSV 511 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SEZAİ KÜÇÜK
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Basic Teaching Suitable For Field
Course Objective

The main objective of this course is to examine the thoughts of Sufis intellectuals and to evaulate their views about the concepts of Sufi thought from the begining to the Ottoman period.

Course Content

The definations, the literatures and the elements of intellectual Sufi thought.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Define narrow and broad sense the main concepts of Sufi thought and list their sources. Discussion, Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Explain the emergence and development of Sufi thought and it’s concepts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Interpret the definitions of the intellectual Sufi concepts and illustrate them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Compare the opinion of Sufis about the concepts of intellectual Sufi thought and distinguish the differences between them. Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 Composing the approaches of the Sufis to the intellectual Sufi concepts and subjects of Sufi thought, reach the generalizations and arrange them according to the different perspectives. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 Assess the elements of intellectual Sufi thought. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 The emergence and the development of intellectual Sufi thought
3 Intellectual Sufi concepts
4 The representatives of intellectual Sufi thought
5 Sufi literature and references
6 The consept of Oneness of God (tawhid)
7 The consept of the existence
8 Midterm exam
9 Stages of the existence
10 Oneness of the existence (wahdat al-wujud)
11 Oneness of the appearance (wahdat al-shuhud)
12 Perfect Human being (al-Insan al-kamil)
13 Gnosis or knowledge of God (ma’rifah)
14 General evaluation
Course Notes
Course Resources

1] Ebû Bekir el-Kelâbâzî, The Doctrine of the Sufis, (İng. trc. A. J. Arberry), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

[2] Serrac, Ebu Nasr (1914): The Kitab al-Luma? , (İng. trc. R.A. Nicholson), London 1914. 

[3] Annemarie Schimmel (2013), Mystical Dimension of Islam, Noura Books.

[4] Arthur John Arberry, Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam. Lon-don: Routledge, 2008.

[5]Reynold A. Nicholson,  The Mystics of Islam. Bloomington: World Wis-dom, 2002.





Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain skill for data collection, consultation of the literature and analysis in relevant area To become skilled at knowledge of methods for the process of scientific research To gain the skill to make contribution to science, at least in one of the theoretical, methodic or practical areas, in the scientific researches To gain thorough competence in critical evaluation and synthesis To gain the skill for production of new ideas To have the capability of interdisciplinary study and gain the skill for adaptation of theory, method and applications of different branches to relevant branch To follow technical, scientific developments and information technologies in relevant area To publish at least an academically work related to the writing of history To gain the skill for communication with the national or international circles of the relevant branch To have behavioral and ethic sensitivity in accordance with academic life X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 0
Total 0
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 25 25
Quiz 1 20 20
Assignment 1 15 15
Total Workload 156
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.24
dersAKTSKredisi 6