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Islamic History & Culture CSS Syllabus 2016

Part –I (Marks 50)

Pre-Islamic Near East: An Overview

  • Political, Social, Cultural, Religious and Economic Conditions in the Near East including Arabia before the dawn of Islam

The Dawn of Islam: The Prophetic Age (570-632)

  • Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): A Chronology of the Major Events in his Life
  • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Motivator (Daa’i), Major points of his mission
  • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Military Leader/Strategist
  • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Political Leader/Head of the State

The Pious Caliphate (632-660)

  • Caliph Abu Bakr (632-34): Apostasy Wars and Consolidation of Islam
  • Caliph Umar b.Khattab (634-44): Establishment of Administrative System and Expansion of Muslim Empire
  • Caliph Uthman b.Affan (644-56): Problems and Issues in the Muslim Community
  • Caliph Ali b.Talib (656-660): Rise of Factionalism
  • Abdication of Imam Hasan and Establishment of Umayyad Dynasty (660)

Political System of Islam under the Prophet (PBUH) and the Pious Caliphate

  • Nature of Islamic State
  • Form of the Government
  • Functions of the Islamic State
  • Sovereignty of God
  • Caliphate or Vicegerency of Man
  • Appointment of Caliph
  • Shura or the Consultative Body and its Role

Institutional Development of the Muslim Civilization:The Early Phase (622-660)

  • Development of Law and Judiciary in Early Islam
  • Administration and State Conduct
  • Defense in Early Islam
  • Educational System
  • Propagation of Islam
  • Financial Administration
  • Heritage and Culture

The Umayyad in Power (660-749)

  • Political History of the Umayyad Dynasty Statecraft and Administration under the Umayyads § Society and the Development of Arabic Literature.
  • Cultural achievements

Part –II (Marks 50)

The Abbasids of Baghdad (749-1258)

  • The Abbasid Revolution and the Establishment of the Abbasid Dynasty
  • Administrative Structure under the Abbasids
  • Development of Scientific Knowledge under the Abbasids
  • Muslim Philosophy under the Abbasids
  • Cultural achievements

Spain under the Muslim Rule

  • Spain under the rule of the Arabs and Moors (711-1492)
  • Political Fragmentation and the Fall of Granada (1492)
  • Muslim Contribution in the Realm of Culture, Arts and Architecture

The Crusades against Islam

  • Major Encounters and Actors (1092-1228)
  • Impact of the Crusades on Muslim-Christian Relations

The Ottoman Empire

  • Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Turks (1299-1923)
  • State, Society and Economy under the Ottomans
  • Treatment with the Religious Minorities
  • Contribution towards Culture, Arts and Architecture

Sufism as an Institution of the Muslim Society

  • Origin and Development of Sufism
  • Contribution of the Sufis to the Muslim Civilization
  • Relationship of the Sufis with the State and Political Authorities.
  • A critical Look at Sufism

Islam and Modernity in Contemporary World

  • The Emergence of Islamic Modernism
  • Intellectual, Political, Economic, Social and Educational Aspects of Islamic Modernism
  • Dissemination of Muslim Learning in the West

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