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INTERNATIONALISLAMICUNIVERSITYMALAYSIA

COURSEOUTLINE
Kulliyyah

IslamicRevealedKnowledgeandHumanSciences

Department

DepartmentofGeneralStudies

Programme

Bachelor

CourseTitle

Islam:KnowledgeandCivilization

CourseCode

UNGS2040

Status

Universityrequirement

Level

Undergraduate

CreditHours

ContactHours

Prerequisites
(ifany)

UNGS2030

Corequisites
(ifany)

None

Instructional
Strategies

Contentbasedteachingandclassroomdiscussion

Instructor(s)

Tobedetermined

Semester
Offered
Course
Synopsis

Everysemester

Course
Objectives

Thiscourseaimsat:
1. Acquainting students with meanings, objectives and importance
ofknowledgeandcivilizationfromIslamicperspective.

This course deals with the basic issues that lead to a good
understanding of theory of knowledge and civilization from Islamic
and nonIslamic perspectives. It describes the contribution of
Muslimscholarsandscientistsindifferentfieldsofknowledgeand
science throughout the history of Muslim civilization. The course
also reviews some contemporary challenges facing the Muslim
Ummah and the possible solutions to overcome them with
referencetotheconceptofIslamHadhari.

2. Describingandelucidatingthevarioussourcesofknowledgeand
methodologies of scientific inquiry from both Islamic and non
Islamicperspectives.
3. Examiningthelawsandpatternsofriseandfallofcivilizations.
4. Recognizing and acknowledging Muslim contributions to various
fieldsofknowledgeandscience.
5. CreatingawarenessofthechallengesconfrontingMuslimsinthe
fieldsofscienceandtechnologyandexploringthepossibleways
toreviveMuslimcivilization.
Learning
Outcomes

Course
Assessment

Weeks
1

Attheendofthecourse,thestudentwillbeableto:
1. ShowtheimpactofIslamiccivilizationonothercivilizations.(C3)
2. Respond to the contemporary challenges facing Muslims in the
fieldsofscienceandtechnology.(P3,LL2)
3. Explain the possible ways to revive Muslim civilization. (A3,
CTPS3)

Method
Coursework
FinalExamination
Total

%
50
50
100

Topics

Task/Reading

IslamandKnowledge
Qadir(1991),514.
Meaningofknowledge

2
Classificationofknowledge
SourcesofKnowledge
3
AlWay(Revelation):TheQuran&the
Sunnah

Bakar(2006),121
151,203226,249
262,263270.
AlAttas(1989),45
66.
Mohammed&
Hussain(2003),67
82.
Ilyas(2002),4968.
Nyazee(2000),162
181.

AlAql(Reason)

5
Nature&Alaws(Senses)

MethodologyinSciences
Definitionofmethodology

Kindsofmethodologies
1)Methodologyinrevealed
knowledge.
2)Methodologyinhuman
knowledge(pure&social
sciences).
3)Integrativemethodologyof
revealedknowledgeand
humanknowledge.
IslamandCivilization
Meaningofcivilization
Civilizationandculture
Characteristicsofcivilization
(TawdofGod,universality,
moderaterationalism,preservation
ofhumansrightsandrightsof
minorities,integration,tolerance,
etc.)

AlAttas(1989),45
66.
Bakar(2006),
Chap.
3.
Davutoglo(1994),
70
72.
AlAttas(1989),45
66.
Bakar(2006),
Chap.
3.
Rahman(1994),65
79.
Safi(1996),324.
AlAttas(1992),1
36.
Yousif(2004),97
114.
Safi(1996),324.
alAttas(1992),1
36.
Yousif(2004),97
114.
Bakar(2006),6993.

AlFaruqi(1986),
23
48.
ElMesawi(1998),
107138.
IbnKhaldun(1986),
87184.
Bennabi(1991),7
41.
AsSibaaie(2003),
6385.

Patternsofriseandfallof
civilizations.
Factorsbehindtheriseanddeclineof
Muslimcivilization

AlFaruqi(1986),
23
48.
ElMesawi(1998),
107138.
IbnKhaldun(1986),
87184.
Bennabi(1991),7
41.
Arslan(2004),18&
2250.

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TheContributionofMuslimScholars
NaturalSciences

Nasr(1997),126
285
&325327.
Sardar(1996),144
177.

11

HumanSciences

12

RevealedSciences

Nasr(1997),126
285
&325327.
Sardar,(1996),144
177.
AlAzami(2003),
165193.

13

SomeChallengesConfrontingMuslims
Today
Challengesofmodernscienceand
technologyandMuslimresponses.

14

ChallengesofrevivingIslamic
KamalHasan
civilization.
(2005).
IslmHadhri:Itsroleinreviving
JAKIM(2004).
Islamiccivilization.
Required
AsSibaaie,M.(2003).Civilizationoffaith:Ajourneythrough
Islamichistory.(N.alKhattab,Trans.).Riyadh:International
IslamicPublishingHouse.
Bakar,O.(2006).ClassificationofknowledgeinIslam:Astudyof
Islamicphilosophiesofscience.KualaLumpur:ISTAC,IIUM.
Nasr,S.H.(1983).ScienceandcivilizationinIslam.Lahore:Suhail
Academy.

References

Sardar(1985),66
75.
Nasr(1994),180
191.
AsSibaaie(2003),
195248.

Recommended
Acikgenc,A.(1996).Islamicscience:Towardsadefinition.Kuala
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Lumpur:ISTAC.
AlAttas,S.M.N.(1989).AqidalNasaf.KualaLumpur:University
Malaya.
AlAttas,S.M.N.(1992).Islamandsecularism.KualaLumpur:
ISTAC.
AlAzami, M. M. (2003). The history of the Quranic text from
revelation to compilation: A comparative study with the Old
andNewTestaments.UK:IslamicAcademy.
AlFaruqi,I.R.(1986).TheculturalatlasofIslam.NewYork:
Macmillan.
Arslan, A. S. (2004). Our decline: Its causes and remedies. Kuala
Lumpur:IslamicBookTrust.
Bakar,O.(1991).Tawhidandscience:Religiousorthodoxyandthe
battleforrationality.UK:ZedBooksLtd.
Bennabi,M.(1991).Islaminhistoryandsociety.KualaLumpur:
BeritaPublishing.
Davutoglu,A.(1994).CivilizationaltransformationandtheMuslim
world.KualaLumpur:Mahirpublications.
ElMesawi,M.T.(1998).AMuslimtheoryofhumansociety.Batu
Caves,Selangor:ThinkersLibrary.
JAKIM.(2004).TheConceptofIslamHadhari.KualaLumpur:
PercetakanNasionalMalaysiaBerhad.
IbnKhaldun,A.R.(1986).AlMuqaddimah(Vol.1).(F.Rosenthal,
Trans.).London:Routledge&KeganPaul.
IIIT.(1982).Islam:Sourceandpurposeofknowledge.Herndon,
Virginia:InternationalInstituteofIslamicThought.
Ilyas,M.(Ed.).(2002).Theunityofscienceandreligion.Kuala
Lumpur:A.S.Noordeen.
KamalHasan(2005).IslamHadharicivilizationalIslam:An
approachtoanewgovernmentpolicy.JournalofIslamin
Asia,2(1),99110.
Mohammed,R.&HussainD.(Eds.).(2003).Islam:Thewayof
revival.(vol.1).Markfield:Revival.
Nasr,S.H.(1994).AyoungMuslimsguidetothemodernworld.
PetalingJaya,Selangor:MekarPublishers.
Nyanzee,I.A.K.(2000).Islamicjurisprudence.Virginia:
InternationalInstituteofIslamicThought.
Qadir,C.A.(1991).PhilosophyandscienceinIslamicworld.USA:
Routledge.
Safi,L.(1996).Thefoundationofknowledge.PetalingJaya,
Selangor:IIUM.
Sardar,Z.(1985).Islamicfutures:Reclaimingaheritage.London:
Mansell.
Siddiqi,M.Z.(1993).Hadithliterature.Cambridge:IslamicText
Society.

Toynbee,A.J.(1946).Astudyofhistory.NewYork:Oxford
UniversityPress.
Yousif,A.F.(2004).Islamandscience:ASoutheastAsianperspective.
KualaLumpur:ResearchCenter.
ProposedStart
Date
SemesterI,2006/2007
(Semester)
Batchof
Studentstobe
Affected

SemesterI,2006/2007onwards

Preparedby:
__________________
Coordinator,
CurriculumCommittee

Checkedby:

Approvedby:

_______________
Head,Dept.of
GeneralStudies

______________
Dean,KIRKHS