ISL100 Islamic Worldview and Faith Essentials (8)

This subject provides an overview of Islamic fundamental beliefs and worldview with particular reference to the Qur'an and the Prophetic narrations (hadith). The Islamic concept of God and the understanding of human nature will be addressed, together with the creation story according to the Qur'an, the unseen world, revelation, prophethood and the Prophet Muhammad, and other fundamental Islamic doctrines and beliefs.

Indicative Assessment

To be used as an indicative guide only - assessment is updated each session and can differ to suit study mode.

Item Number
Title
Assessment
Value
1
Quiz
Assignment
20%
2
Essay
Assignment
40%
3
Exam
Exam
30%
4
Engagement and participation
Assignment
10%
Offering: ISL100_201930_UC_D

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL100. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the Islamic worldview
  • be able to explain the six essential beliefs of Islam
  • be able to sight textual evidence (Qur'an and hadith) for the beliefs of Islam
  • be able to articulate the relationship that exists between the fundamental beliefs of Islam
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, organisation, written and oral communication skills through the presentation of a substantial work

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Proofs for the existence of God
  • Monotheism (tawhid) and concept of God
  • Purpose of the creation of the universe and human life
  • The creation narrative of the Qur'an
  • Human nature and role in the creation narrative of the Qur'an
  • Angels and the unseen world
  • Types of revelation and the previous scriptures
  • The content and compilation of the Qur'an
  • Prophethood and the Prophet Muhammad
  • Resurrection after death and afterlife
  • Divine determination (qadar) and human free will
  • Suffering, good and evil

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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