This subject addresses contemporary issues facing Islam and Muslims in the modern life from personal to public and local to international spheres. It sheds light on controversial topics like jihad, extremism, fundemantalism and shari'ah; examines the significant debates around Islam and Muslims such as women rights, Islamism as a political ideology and bioethical discussions; and explores Muslims' experience in living Islam under current local and global circumstances. The subject approaches these topics by delineating and clarifying colloquial and terminological meanings of key concepts and provides the Islamic bases of the issues in reference to the Quran and Sunnah. Giving historical, cultural and socio-political circumstances and perspectives of modern scholarship, issues are weighed in the contemporary local and global contexts.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
Master of Islamic Studies (Articulated Set)
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL451 in Session 3 2020. 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).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.