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INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA COURSE OUTLINE Kulliyyah Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences Department Department of General Studies Programme Undergraduate Course Title The Islamic Worldview Course Code UNGS 2030 Status University Requirement Level Undergraduate Credit Hours 3 Contact Hours 3 Pre-requisites None (if any) Co-requisites None (if any) Instructional Lectures, presentation, group discussion and review of relevant materials. Strategies Course Assessment LO Method % 1&2 Mid-term Examination 20 1, 2 & 3 Term-paper 20 1, 2 & 3 Quizzes & review of relevant materials 10 1, 2 & 3 Final Examination 50 Total 100 Instructor(s) To be determined Semester Every semester Offered Course Synopsis This course focuses on the meanings, characteristics and kinds of worldviews including some selective contemporary ideologies, such as 1 materialism, secularism and post modernism. It presents an overview of Islam and its main characteristics. The course also describes the elements of Islamic worldview and reviews some of the contemporary challenges facing man and society. Course This course aims at: Objectives 1. Acquainting students with meanings, characteristics, foundations, and objectives of Islamic and non-Islamic worldviews. 2. Understanding the elements of Islamic worldview and its implications on knowledge, personality and behaviour. 3. Identifying some challenges faced by man and society and Muslim responses to them. Learning At the end of the course, the student will be able to: Outcomes 1. Demonstrate understanding of the meanings, characteristics and elements of both Islamic and non-Islamic worldviews. 2. Explain the elements of Islamic worldview and their impact on individual and social life. 3. Identify some of the challenges faced by man and society and suggest solutions from the Islamic worldview. Content Outlines Weeks Topics Task/Reading Worldview: Meaning, Characteristics and Kinds. - Meaning & characteristics of the - Kamal Hassan (1994), Islamic & other worldviews. 11-33. - Al-Attas (2007), 6-28. 1 - Berghout (2007), 20- 43. - Kinds of worldview: - Mutahhari (1985), 68- a. The scientific worldview 76. 2 b. The philosophical worldview c. The religious worldview - Selective contemporary ideologies: - Al-Attas (1993), 15- a. Secularism 49. 3 b. Post modernism - Davies & Gribbin, c. Materialism (1992), 4-23. Overview of Islam and its Main Characteristics - Riza & Hussain - ÔmÉn, IslÉm, TaqwÉ and IÍsÉn (2003), 15-24. 4 - ‘Abd al ‘ÓtÊ (1998), 7-11; 23-27. 2 - The main characteristics of Islam - Qutb (1996), 41-65; a. Al RabbÉniyyah (divinity) 109-142. 5 b. Al-ShumËl (comprehensiveness) - Al-Qaradawi (1997), c. Al-TawÉzun (moderation) 140-173. The Elements of the Islamic Worldview The concept of al-TawÍÊd (the unity - Al-Faruqi (1992), 1- of Allah) 32. - The concept of al-TawÍÊd and its - Philips (1982), 27-42; 6 implications for life. 88-96. - Al-Kufr and al-Shirk and their implications for life. The Concept of sunnatullÉh and - Rahman (1994), 65- natural phenomenon 79. - Meaning of sunnatullÉh and its 7 characteristics. - Manifestations of sunnatullÉh. Prophethood and its relevance to - Maududi (1973), 33- the Muslim life 60. - Meaning and necessity of Prophethood. 8 - The functions of the Prophets. - The relevance of Prophetic Sunnah to the contemporary life. Al-Ókhirah and its implication for - Rahman (1994), 106- human life 120. - Meaning of al-Ókhirah. 9 - The impact of believing in al- Ókhirah on human life. Man in the Qur’an and the Sunnah - Bucaille (1989), 157- - Creation vs. evolution of man. 189. 10 - The role of man as khalÊfatullÉh - Rahman (1994), 37- - Primordial nature of man. 64. 11 - Rahman (1994), 17- 36. Some Challenges Facing Muslims - Extremism - Al-Qaradawi (1991), 12 99-145. - Globalization Al-Roubaie (2004), 3- 13 46. 3 - Liberalism and Human Rights - Al-Attas (1993), 97- 14 132. References Required Hassan, K. (1994). The Islamic worldview. In Abdul Monir Y. (Ed). Towards a positive Islamic worldview: American-Malaysian perspective. Kuala Lumpur: IKIM, 11-33. Riza, M. & Hussain, D. (Eds.). (2003). Islam the way of revival. Leicester: Revival Publications. Rahman, F. (1994). Major themes of the Qur’an. Minneapolis: Bibliotheca Islamica. Recommended ‘Abd al- ‘ÓtÊ, H. (1998). Islam in focus. Maryland: Amanah Publications. Al-Attas, S. M. N. (1992). Islam: The concept of religion and the foundation of ethics and morality. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka. Al-Attas, S. S. (1996). Islam and the challenge of modernity: Historical and contemporary context. Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC. Al-Faruqi. I. R. (1998). Tawhid: Its implications for thought and life. Virginia: IIIT. Al-Roubaie, A. (2004). Heritage, culture and globalization. International Journal of Muslim Unity, 2 (1), 3-46. Berghout A. (2007). Toward an Islamic framework for worldview studies: Preliminary theorization. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 24 (spring), 20-43. Bucaille, M. (1989). What’s the origin of man: The answer of science and scriptures. Kuala Lumpur: A.S. Noordeen. Cooley, C. H. (1984). Human nature and the social order, (2nd ed.). USA: Schocken Books. Cumming, R. D. (1969). Human nature and history: A study of the development of liberal political thought (Vol. 1). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Gulen, F. (1998). Prophet Muhammad: The infinite light. Konak Izmir, Turkey: Kaynak (Izmir) A. S. Khan, M. A. (1978). Islam on origin and evolution of life. Lahore, Pakistan: Shah Muhammad Ashraf. Lipson, L. (1993). The ethical crises of civilization: Moral meltdown or advance. USA: Saga Publications. Maududi, A. A. (1973). Towards understanding Islam. Leicester, UK: Islamic Foundation. Maududi, A. A. (1994). Islamic way of life. Kuwait: International Islamic Book Center. Murata, S. & William C. C. (1994). The vision of Islam. New York: Paragon House. Mutahhari, M. (1985). Fundamentals of Islamic thought: God, man and 4 the universe. Berkeley Calif: Mizan Press. Naser. (1993). Reflections on man and the future of civilization. Islamic Studies, 32 (3), 253-259. Naugle, D. K. (2002). Worldview: The history of the concept. Grand Rapids, Mich: W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Osman, F. (1997). Concepts of the Qur’an: A topical reading. Kuala Lumpur: Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia. Qutb, S. (1984). The Islamic concept and its characteristics. Delhi, India: Hindustan Publications. Qutb, S. (1996). This religion of Islam. Delhi, India: Hindustan Publications. Waters, M. (1995). Globalization (1st ed.). London: Routledge. Proposed Start Semester I, 2006/2007 Date (Semester) Batch of Students to be Semester I, 2006/2007 Affected Prepared by: Checked by: Approved by: __________________ ________________ ________________ ( ) ( ) (Dean/Director) 5 NOTE: 1. The course outlines should reflect the course description/synopsis and Islamic mission of the university as well as to provide the room for Islamic critique. 2. Latest editions of textbooks and references should be used unless otherwise necessary or if the course is classical in nature. Please check with the library to ensure that the books are up-to-date and incorporating the latest edition. 3. The reference lists shall be presented in accordance with APA bibliographic practices and in alphabetical order. 4. The reference title shall be italicised or underlined or bold. If in doubt, please consult the Librarian. 5. Proposed course outlines should be presented to the Senate Standing Committee for approval at least four months prior to the course offering. 6 materials COURSE Term-paper OBJECTIVES / Final Examination Mid Semester Examination OUTCOME INDICATORS/ Quizzes & review of relevant THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 7 1. Demonstrate understanding of the 3 3 3 3 meanings, characteristics and elements of both Islamic and non-Islamic worldviews. COURSE ASSESSMENT MATRIX 2. Explain the elements of Islamic worldview 3 3 2 3 and their impact on individual and social life. THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW (UNGS 2030) 3. Identify some of the challenges faced by - 3 3 3 man and society and suggest solutions from Islamic worldview.