School of Graduate Studies

MA in Islamic Studies (in 30% English)

Why Islamic Studies at Ibn Haldun University?

The purpose of the program is primarily to increase research in the field of Islamic Studies in our country and to achieve significant outcomes of this research at national and international level. Thus we will have correctly identified the main problems and trained competent academics capable of producing suitable solutions. Therefore, we will prepare students for the doctoral program which we have planned to open in the next year.

About The Program

Head of The Department:

Prof. Dr. Bilal Aybakan

Objectives of the Program:

The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive information for clarifying values and considerations posed by Islam. In addition to all these, the main goal is to educate academics who are competent in their field enough to make comparisons with other sites and gained competence to do scientific research in all disciplines within the department and who aware of the problems of the area and can find solutions to these problems. The progres in this direction is expected to be as follows:

  • To equip students with advanced knowledge and research skills in the field of Islamic Studies,
  • To meet the advanced academic and scientific needs of students who are interested in academic studies since the license period and motivated to acquire the necessary language infrastructure,
  • To adapt Ibn Haldun’s heritage of science in the field of Islamic Studies to today’s conditions after understanding ,
  • To follow the qualified literature in Islamic Studies written in western and eastern languages.

Scope Of The Program:

TafsirYoung researchers who complete this program successfully will manage to penetrate the classic and modern scholarship of the field. Thus they will become nominees for academic positions both in national and international prestigious universities. The program is designed to carry out high-quality education, teaching and research. The scope of Master of Islamic Studies covers the following areas:

  • Hadith
  • Islamic Law
  • Kalam
  • Tasawwuf

Who Should Participate?

  • Individuals who graduated from any area and wish to provide religious services in the public or private institutions,The Master of Basic Islamic Studies Program may serve particularly useful for:
  • Individuals who want to do an academic career.
Application Requirements
Curriculum
I. Yarıyıl
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Saatler Kredi AKTS
Teori Uygulama
BIS 501 Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri ve Yayın Etiği 3 0 3 8
BIS 503 Formation of Islamic Sciences 3 0 3 8
BIS … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
BIS … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
Dil Dersleri
Toplam 12 32
II. Yarıyıl
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Saatler Kredi AKTS
Teori Uygulama
BIS 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
BIS 502 Usul Al-Fiqh 3 0 3 8
BIS … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
BIS … Program Seçmeli Ders 3 0 3 8
Dil Dersleri
Toplam 9 32
III. Yarıyıl
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Saatler Kredi AKTS
Teori Uygulama
BIS 599 Tez 0 0 0 30
Dil Dersleri
Toplam 0 30
IV. Yarıyıl
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Saatler Kredi AKTS
Teori Uygulama
BIS 599 Tez 0 0 0 30
Dil Dersleri
Toplam 0 30
Genel Toplam 21 124
ZORUNLU DERSLER
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Saatler Kredi AKTS
Teori Uygulama
BIS 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
BIS 501 Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri ve Yayın Etiği 3 0 3 8
BIS 502 Usul Al-Fiqh 3 0 3 8
BIS 503 Formation of Islamic Sciences 3 0 3 8
SEÇMELİ DERSLER
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Saatler Kredi AKTS
Teori Uygulama
BIS 505 Klasik İslami Metinler I 3 0 3 8
BIS 506 Klasik İslami Metinler II 3 0 3 8
BIS 530 Kuran’ın Ana Konuları 3 0 3 8
BIS 531 Kuran İlimleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 532 Günümüz Tefsir Problemleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 533 Klasik Tefsir Metinleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 540 Hadis Usulü Metinleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 541 Hadis Literatürü 3 0 3 8
BIS 542 Sened ve Metin Tenkidi 3 0 3 8
BIS 543 Siyer 3 0 3 8
BIS 544 Klasik Hadis Şerh Metinleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 550 Malî Muâmelat Fıkhı 3 0 3 8
BIS 551 Ahvâl-i Şahsiyye 3 0 3 8
BIS 552 Fıkıh Mezhepleri Tarihi 3 0 3 8
BIS 553 Klasik Fıkıh Metinleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 560 Modern Kelam Metinleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 561 Klasik Mantık 3 0 3 8
BIS 562 Kelam Ekolleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 563 Klasik Kelam Metinleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 580 Tasavvuf Terimleri 3 0 3 8
BIS 581 Tasavvuf Kurumları Tarihi 3 0 3 8
BIS 582 Osmanlı Tasavvuf Düşüncesi 3 0 3 8
BIS 583 Klasik Tasavvuf Metinleri 3 0 3 8

NOTLAR:

1) Temel İslam Bilimleri %30 İngilizce Tezli Yüksek Lisans Programından mezun olmak için toplam 21 kredi ve 124 AKTS’lik yedi ders ve bir seminer dersi olmak üzere toplamda 8 adet ders alınır. Bunların dört tanesi zorunlu, dört tanesi seçmeli derstir.

2) Bir öğrencinin programdan mezun olabilmesi için dili İngilizce olan en az üç dersi almış ve başarmış olması gerekir.

3) Çokdillilik Politikası ile ilgili alınan 24.09.2018 tarihli Senato kararı uyarınca, Üniversitemizin lisansüstü programları içinde bu politikaya tabi olan bütün programların öğrencilerinin mezuniyet şartı olarak Türkçe, İngilizce ve Arapça (veya Arapça dışında bir dil) dillerinde belirli seviyelerde dil yeterliliğine sahip olmaları gerekmektedir.

a- Temel İslam Bilimleri %30 İngilizce Tezli Yüksek Lisans Programı için İngilizce B1, Türkçe B1 ve Arapça’dan A2 seviyesinde dil yeterliliği aranacaktır. Bu program kapsamında verilecek dil dersleri kredisiz olarak açılacağından bu derslerden alınan notlar Genel Not Ortalaması hesabına katılmayacaktır.

b- Öğrenciler dil derslerine ilişkin mezuniyet şartlarını ya program öncesinde hazırlık programında eğitim alarak (program tarafından verilmiş ise) ya da program süresince alacakları dil derslerinde başarılı olarak karşılayabileceklerdir. Bu dillerde mezuniyet şartı olarak istenen seviyede dil yeterliliğine sahip olduğunu, Üniversite tarafından kabul edilen sınav sonuçları ile belgeleyen öğrenciler de mezuniyet yükümlülüğünü sağlamış olurlar.

Üniversitemiz öğrencilerimize iki farklı ders işleyiş seçeneği sunmaktadır. Birinci seçenekte öğrencilerimiz haftada toplam beş saat dil dersi alabilecektir.

İkinci seçenekte ise (yoğun program) hafta içi her gün iki saat olmak üzere toplam on saat ders verilmektedir.

Öğrencilerimizin programları tarafından istenen seviyeye ulaşabilmeleri için almaları gereken ders sayısı aşağıdaki gibidir:

Türkçe ve İngilizce B1 düzeyi için: Birinci seçenekte yer alan dersi 3 dönem veya ikinci seçenekte yer alan dersi 1 dönem ve birinci seçenekte yer alan dersi 1 dönem olmak üzere 2 dönem ders almaları ve bu dersleri başarmaları gerekmektedir.

Arapça A2 düzeyi için: Birinci seçenekte yer alan dersi 2 dönem veya ikinci seçenekte yer alan dersi 1 dönem almaları ve bu dersleri başarmaları gerekmektedir.

Not: Öğrencilerin sadece kendi seviyelerine uygun olan dil dersine kayıt yaptırmaları, Diller Okulu tarafından düzenlenecek seviye belirleme sınavları ile sağlanacaktır.

LANGUAGE COURSES
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS Prerequisite
 Theory Practice
ARA 501 Basic Arabic I 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 502 Basic Arabic II 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 503 Intermediate Arabic I 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 504 Intermediate Arabic II 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 505 Advanced Arabic I 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 506 Advanced Arabic II 1 4 0 5 *
ARA 507 Intensive Basic Arabic 2 8 0 10 *
ARA 508 Intensive Intermediate Arabic 2 8 0 10 *
FRE 501 Basic French I 1 4 0 5 *
FRE 502 Basic French II 1 4 0 5 *
FRE 503 Intermediate French I 1 4 0 5 *
FRE 504 Intermediate French II 1 4 0 5 *
GER 501 Basic German I 1 4 0 5 *
GER 502 Basic German II 1 4 0 5 *
GER 503 Intermediate German I 1 4 0 5 *
GER 504 Intermediate German II 1 4 0 5 *
GRE 501 Basic Greek I 1 4 0 5 *
GRE 502 Basic Greek II 1 4 0 5 *
HEB 501 Basic Hebrew I 1 4 0 5 *
HEB 502 Basic Hebrew II 1 4 0 5 *
LAT 501 Basic Latin I 1 4 0 5 *
LAT 502 Basic Latin II 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 501 Basic Persian I 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 502 Basic Persian II 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 503 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 504 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 0 5 *
PERS 507 Intensive Basic Persian 2 8 0 10 *
PERS 508 Intensive Intermediate Persian 2 8 0 10 *
SPA 501 Basic Spanish I 1 4 0 5 *
SPA 502 Basic Spanish II 1 4 0 5 *
SPA 503 Intermediate Spanish I 1 4 0 5 *
SPA 504 Intermediate Spanish II 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 501 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 502 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 503 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 504 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 505 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 506 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 0 5 *
TLL 507 Intensive Basic Ottoman Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
TLL 508 Intensive Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
TUR 501 Basic Modern Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 502 Basic Modern Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 503 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 504 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 505 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 506 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 1 4 0 5 *
TUR 507 Intensive Basic Modern Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
TUR 508 Intensive Intermediate Modern Turkish 2 8 0 10 *
*Approval of School of Languages
Course Contents

Compulsory Courses

BIS 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics

The objective of this course is to explain the principles of thesis preparation, interpretation and writing techniques, preparation of research report, bibliography forming techniques, the scientific article writing principles, data collection methods and analysis techniques which is necessary for scientific research. In addition to this, it takes the ethical rules that must be followed in scientific publications, citation procedures, plagiarism and other issues should be avoided. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies.

BIS 503 Formation of Islamic Sciences

This course deals with the early development of Islamic Sciences . In the formative period of these sciences, they were intertwined. They shared a common history in the first century. Towards the middle of the second century, a process of separation began to run. The classic nature of Islamic sciences cannot be understood well without this historical background.

BIS 502 Usul al-Fiqh

The course deals with the general sources and methods of Islamic law such as Qur’an, Sunnah, Ijma, Qiyas, Istihsan, Masalih al-mursala, Sad al-zarai’, Orf, Istishab. Classification of legal provisions, the derivation methods of provisions from the revealed texts, general goals of sharia, the problems of intertextuality, the conditions of legal reasoning are delt with as well.

BIS 500 Seminar

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and solve problems on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

BIS 599 Dissertation

The program culminates in an individual piece of research in which learning on the program is applied to an appropriate topic of interest/specialization, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Elective Courses

BIS 531 Qur’anic Sciences

This course deals with the main issues concerning Quranic Sciences such as Asbab al-nuzûl (occasions of revelation), Nâsikh-Mansukh, Muhkem-Muteshabih; Hurûf al-Muqattaa, Fawatih al-suwar, Gharib al-Qur’an, Ijaz al-Qur’an, Aqsam al-Qur’an, Qasas al-Qur’an, Takrar al-Qur’an, Amsâl al-Qur’an, Haqiqa and Majaz, Mushkil al-Qur’an, Mujmal and Mubayyan, al-Wujuh wal-nazâir, Mubhamât al-Qur’an, Khalq al-Qur’an.

BIS 533 Classical Texts of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir)

The purpose of this course is to analyze different types of classic Tafsir literature. The texts are chosen from both the exegeses of riwaya such as Tabari, Beghawi, Ibn Kasîr, and the exegeses of diraya such as the works of Maturidi, Fakh al-din al-Razi, Ebu Suud.

BIS 541 Hadith Literature

This course identifies the various genres of Hadisth literature. The significance of canonic works of hadith, their classification and hierarchy will be emphasized.

BIS 543 Sirah of the Prophetic Muhammad

The whole life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is closely studied. Since this period constitutes the nucleus of Islamic sciences, the phases such as pre-Islamic era, the beginning of revelation, the challenges during the birth, rise and spread of Islam in Maccan and Madinan periods are closely examined.

BIS 551 Islamic Law of Personal Status

General concepts and notions concerning the personal status such as birth, death, legal capacity, marriage, divorce, person’s lineage are studied with comparison to law of the land.

BIS 553 Classical Texts of Islamic Law

Classic literature of Islamic law is defined, and some parts of different works of various legal schools are selected and analyzed in order to equip the students with necessary skills to carry out academic research within the primary sources of Islamic law. Thus they could benefit from these sources while preparing their dissertations.

BIS 561 Classical Logic

This course focuses on logical structure of knowledge to create a methodological basis for the science of Kalam. In this regard the treatise of Isagoji is selected. All concepts of classical logic are studied through this text.

BIS 563 Classical Texts of Islamic Theology (Kalam)

Selected texts from some works of aqida such as Abu Hanifa’s al-Fiqh al-Akbar, Tahawi’s al-Aaida al-Tahawiyya, Semerqandi’s al-Sawad al-A’zam, Nasafi’s al-Aqide, Ushi’s Amali and from some classical works of systematic kalam such as Ash’ari’s al-Ibana, Maturidi’s Kitab al-Tawhid, Juwayni’s al-Irshad, Pazdawi’s Usul al-Din and Nasafi’s Tabsira al-Adilla will be studied.

BIS 571 History of Sufi Institutions

This course aims to help the students to grasp the historical framework of tasawwuf and its place within the general scheme of Islamic sciences. It deals with the history of tasawwuf since its formation as a science, its historical turning points, formation of Sufi orders and their development.

BIS 573 Classical Texts of Tasawwuf

The course aims to help the students to get acquaintance with literature of tasawwuf in general, its language, and the map of its concepts through examining the primary works, authorities, its terminology, and figurative language. In this regard, classical texts of the field are selected, examined, and discussed with a linguistic analysis of this literature.

BIS 530 Major Themes of the Qur’an

In this course, the major themes of Qur’an such as divinity, universe, human beings and their relationship with each other, revelation and holy books, prophecy and prophets, freedom of human agent and his responsibility, worship and systematic worship, social order, morals and life in hereafter will be examined and discussed.

BIS 532 Contemporary Problems of Tafsir

It examines the modern approaches and contemporary debates over interpretation of Qur’an and the source of controversy regarding the modern exegesis of Qur’an. In this regard, recently discussed topics such as historical elements of Qur’an, abrogation, mystical interpretation, the creation of woman are chosen as example issues to reassess the contemporary ideas.

BIS 540 Literature of Hadith Methodology

Hadith is probably the most difficult field of Islamic sciences. So it has a sophisticated history and literature. Since it constitutes the second source of religious knowledge, the sound reports should be determined from the weak ones. There are a huge bulk of reports going back either to the Prophet, Companions, or Successors. Indeed, they all differ in epistemological value. In this regard, there developed many sub-sciences relating to Hadith. Hadith methodology known as Usul al-hadith searches and improves the ways of using these reports in consistency. Literature of hadith methodology, which deals with the afore-mentioned aspects of the hadith texts are scrutinized in this course in order to acquire an awareness about the problematique of contradictory reports.

BIS 542 Hadith Criticism

The problems rising in the process of verbatim transmission, collection and compilation of the prophetic reports are examined to ensure their authenticity. The structure of any prophetic report consists of two parts: the first is sanad, i.e. chain of transmission, the second is matn, i.e. the main text of the report. Both parts of the report are examined by the science of Hadith criticism to determine its authenticity, thus sound reports become evident. Even the reports already enjoying the criteria of soundness are subjected to further examination if they pose any contradiction against either Qur’an, the corpus of prophetic reports or human reason. The scholars of the field developed many methods for this respect. In such cases, they look for a way of conciliation on a basis of reasonable intertextuality. If there is no way to fix the contradiction, such inconsistent reports are not considered in a valid interpretation, so they serve no longer as a point of reference for deriving afresh provision, awaiting apart from the whole body of authentic texts. Nevertheless, the traditional methods of criticism developed by Hadith scholars face recently some challenges. Some modern academicians in the West regard the prophetic reports as fabricated, due to lacking any recorded evidence vis-a-vis oral transmission in the first century of Islam. All these issues are covered by this course.

BIS 550 Islamic Law of Property and Obligations

The whole body of Islamic law is divided into three parts according to the taxonomy of Hanafi school such as ibâdât, mûâmalât and ‘uqûbât. Muâmalât is also divided into two parts as mâliyya and ghayr mâliyya. Civil transactions regarding economic rights constitutes the subject of the muâmalât mâliyya. This part of fiqh corresponds to law of property and law of obligations. So the concept of property with its various aspects is first analyzed, later on, the circulation of property rights among persons through contracts and other sources of obligations is examined. Meanwhile, a comparison between Islamic law and European Continental Law will be drawn, in spite of their different structure.

BIS 552 History of Islamic Legal Schools

Islamic law, soon after its formation, develops within the rubrics of legal schools. Since Muslim individuals and societies were ruled throughout history by certain legal schools, they deserve to be subjected to a close inquiry. In the second century of Islam, there developed two styles of interpretation among early Muslim scholars. The first circle focuses on the letter of revealed texts, while the other put emphasis on the spirit of the text. Those scholars who occasionally opined legal provisions basing on human reason have been called as Ashab al-ra’y or Ahl al-ra’y led by Abu Hanifa, while the other party has been called as Ashab al-hadith or Ahl al-hadith, led by Malik, Sufyan al-Sawri, Sufyan b. Uyayna, Ahmad b. Hanbal. There emerged, and developed soon a third way merging and synthesizing the tenets of both sides on the hand of al-Shafii. Four schools of Sunni Islam managed to survive up to now. Each of them has a very rich history and a huge literature. Without studying this history and literature, it is impossible to conceive the Islamic law. Maliki school of law was applied for more than six centuries in Andalus and Northern Africa, Hanafi school of law was applied in Ottoman Empire for more than five centuries, Shafii school of law was dominantly applied during Seljuqs, Ayyubids, and Mamluks. Even in the modern times, under secular rules, Muslim individuals still regulates their lives according to one of these schools. So political and social history of Muslim states and peoples cannot be thoroughly understood without a sound knowledge of legal schools. This course is arranged to meet this need.

BIS 560 Modern Texts of Islamic Theology (Kalam)

In this course, it will be discussed through examining the texts regarding New Ilmu’l-Kalam discourse on one hand, while theological debates of modern times and some other issues such as change in the content and method, the thoughts of leading authors of the period are studied. History of Kalam and research in systematic theology will be studied and evaluated, as well.

BIS 562 Schools of Kalam

All schools of Kalam such as Harijiyya, Qadariyya, Mu’tazila, Jabriyya, Murjia, Musabbiha, Shia, Salafiyya, Ashariyya and Maturidiyya are introduced. Their structure and principles will be determined and explained. Historical periods of each school will be studied and evaluated.

BIS 570 Terminology of Tasawwuf

The main subject of this course is sufi terminology which has been put into circulation since the formation of this discipline. This terminology has been exposed to some semantic change, while some terms remained stable, some others have been modified in magnitude of emphasis to a certain extent. In this course, it will be attempted a kind of doctrinal reading of tasawwuf through basic terms and concepts.

BIS 572 Ottoman Sufi Thought

It is aimed to assess the course of tasawwuf in Ottoman society through examining selected texts and distinguished figures. Such an approach will help the students to conceive the major Sufi orders, circles, and main classical works which constitute the general structure of Ottoman sufi life. This course examines and opens to discussion the main turning points of Ottoman Sufism since pre-formative period of Ottoman state till its demise.

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