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.


Session 1 (30)
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



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Subject Relationships

ISL400 Paired Subject

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


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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL100 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
20 %
40 %
30 %
Engagement and participation
10 %


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