The undergraduate program of the Faculty of Islamic Studies seeks to study the main sources of Islam, its traditional and modern interpretations, its main subjects such as faith, morality, worship, and law, with the support of other fields of social sciences; it also aims to provide a distinctive education relied upon universal and Islamic values by examining religious beliefs and practices both within the framework of basic Islamic sciences and in the context of philosophy, art, history, society, and individual.
Islamic Studies is a four-year bachelor’s degree program that offers education in basic Islamic scholarship. The Ibn Haldun University Islamic Studies program, which inaugurated its educational activities in the 2017-2018 academic year, is the only Islamic Studies program in Turkey that contains a %30 English instruction requirement in its curriculum and provides tri-lingual (Turkish, Arabic and English) education. Located in Istanbul, the heart of the Turkish-Islamic Civilization, the School of Islamic Studies aims to teach and study the great wisdom and culture of Islamic civilization. Our program furnishes students with the knowledge and skills necessary to generate new ideas and solutions to various individual and social problems that affect our lives today. To reach these objectives, our program applies an interdisciplinary university curriculum, multi-lingual (Turkish, Arabic, and English) education, and comparative methodology.
The mission of our program is to study the main sources of Islam, its classic and modern interpretations, and various aspects of Islamic teaching such as belief, morality, worship, and jurisprudence with reference to other branches of social sciences; to examine religious belief and practice based on Islamic scholarship within the individual, social, and historical contexts. Finally, we aim to provide an alternative paradigm in higher education rooted in Islamic values complying with universal academic methods and principles.
The vision of our program is to gain a nationally / internationally respected ranking in the discipline of Islamic Studies via a distinguished academic staff, distinctive curriculum, top-ranking student profile, and research projects addressing the classic and modern issues involving religious beliefs and practices of Islamic faith tradition.
Graduates of Islamic Studies can work as academics at the foundation and public universities, as well as the Ministry of National Education, Directorate of Religious Affairs, General Directorate of Foundations, and State Archives Presidency in different positions.