Islamic History And Culture CSS Syllabus

Islamic History And Culture CSS Syllabus. CSS Islamic History And Culture Syllabus.

Part –I (Marks 50)

  1. Pre-Islamic Near East: An Overview
  • Political, Social, Cultural, Religious and Economic Conditions in the Near East including Arabia before the dawn of Islam

Islamic Studies CSS Syllabus

II.        The Dawn of Islam: The Prophetic Age (570-632)

  • Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): A Chronology of the Major Events in his Life
    • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Motivator (Daa’i), Major points of his mission
    • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Military Leader/Strategist
    • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Political Leader/Head of the State

III.        The Pious Caliphate (632-660)

  • Caliph Abu Bakr (632-34): Apostasy Wars and Consolidation of Islam
    • Caliph Umar b.Khattab (634-44): Establishment of Administrative System and Expansion of Muslim Empire
    • Caliph Uthman b.Affan (644-56): Problems and Issues in the Muslim Community
    • Caliph Ali b.Talib (656-660): Rise of Factionalism
    • Abdication of Imam Hasan and Establishment of Umayyad Dynasty (660)

IV.        Political System of Islam under the Prophet (PBUH) and the Pious Caliphate

  • Nature of Islamic State
    • Form of the Government
    • Functions of the Islamic State
    • Sovereignty of God
    • Caliphate or Vicegerency of Man
    • Appointment of Caliph
    • Shura or the Consultative Body and its Role

V.        Institutional Development of the Muslim Civilization:The Early Phase (622-660)

  • Development of Law and Judiciary in Early Islam
    • Administration and State Conduct
    • Defense in Early Islam
    • Educational System
    • Propagation of Islam
    • Financial Administration
    • Heritage and Culture

VI.        The Umayyads in Power (660-749)

  • Political History of the Umayyad Dynasty
    • Statecraft and Administration under the Umayyads
    • Society and the Development of Arabic Literature.
    • Cultural Achievements

Part –II (Marks 50)

I.          The Abbasids of Baghdad (749-1258)

  • The Abbasid Revolution and the Establishment of the Abbasid Dynasty
    • Administrative Structure under the Abbasids
    • Development of Scientific Knowledge under the Abbasids
    • Muslim Philosophy under the Abbasids
    • Cultural Achievements

II.          Spain under the Muslim Rule

  • Spain under the rule of the Arabs and Moors (711-1492)
    • Political Fragmentation and the Fall of Granada (1492)
    • Muslim Contribution in the Realm of Culture, Arts and Architecture

III.          The Crusades against Islam

  • Major Encounters and Actors (1092-1228)
    • Impact of the Crusades on Muslim-Christian Relations

IV.          The Ottoman Empire

  • Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Turks (1299-1923)
    • State, Society and Economy under the Ottomans
    • Treatment with the Religious Minorities
    • Contribution towards Culture, Arts and Architecture

V.          Sufism as an Institution of the Muslim Society

  • Origin and Development of Sufism
    • Contribution of the Sufis to the Muslim Civilization
    • Relationship of the Sufis with the State and Political Authorities.
    • A Critical View of Sufism

VI.            Islam and Modernity in Contemporary World

  • The Emergence of Islamic Modernism
    • Intellectual, Political, Economic, Social and Educational Aspects of Islamic Modernism
    • Dissemination of Muslim Learning in the West
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