Islamic Studies

School

About

The IHU School of Islamic Sciences proposes to bene t from being located in one of the biggest centers of Turkish-Islamic civilization in pursuing its objective of pass- ing on the great wisdom and cultural legacy of this civilization to generations of students while also equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to form and express their opinions about the major human issues that affect our lives today. The School aims to instruct honest, reliable and responsible Muslims in the competence to understand, interprete and perform Islam as a religion of peace and mercy. The Department of Islamic Sciences sets itself the task of studying the primary sources of Islam; clarifying the main sub-areas of Islamic study such as creed and belief (aqīdah), ethics (ahlāq), worship (‘ibādāt), Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), theology (kal m), exegesis (tafsīr)̄ , and the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (hadith); supporting such study with the social sciences; and exposing students to both the traditional and modern interpretations of Islam.

Mission

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 individual, social, historical contexts. Finally, we aim to provide an alternative paradigm in higher education rooted in Islamic values complying with universal academic methods and principles.

Vision

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.

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