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ISLAMIC HISTORY & CULTURE
Total Marks - 200

PAPER I (Marks - 100)

I. Humanity at the dawn of Islam

A brief survey of major world civilization, with special emphasis on their intellectual, humanistic and special institutions - their impact on world history.

II. Advent of Islam

Life and teachings of the Holy Prophet. Foundations of a new and revolutionary world order: Institutions of Islam; Political. Social, Economic and Legal Structure of the Islamic polity.

The Quran: Emphasis on the study of Nature and Research. Changes brought by Islam in human thinking and behaviour.

III. Foundation of Muslim State

Early conquests of the Khulfa-i-Rashidin; Administrative and legal structure of the State.

Political and Ideological differences and the emergence of the Ummayyads: Expansion and consolidation of the Empire.

IV. The Grandeur of Islam

Philosophical, scientific and Literary Progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period.

V. The Ottoman Caliphate

Turkish march towards Europe. Political structure of the Turkish Empire, salient features of their administration, decline and disintegration.

 

PAPER-II (Marks - 100)

I. Islam in Africa and Spain

II. Muslim achievements in Natural and Social Sciences

Schools of Baghadad, Spain and Iran, Muslim contribution to History, Science. Medicine and other branches of human civilization.

III. Muslim Arts

Muslims' contribution in architecture, music, painting, handicrafts, pottery, calligraphy, etc.

IV. Renaissance and Reformation

Origin of this intellectual revolution; Contribution of’ Muslim Universities and Seminaries in Spain and Baghdad:

Dissemination of Muslim learning’s in the West.

V. Modem World

Impact of Islam on Western thought, social institutions and economic policies.

    SUGGESTED READINGS

      Title Author
    1

    Discovering Islam - Making Sense of Muslim History and Society

    Ahmed, Akbar S.

    2

    Islam: Ideology and Leading Issues

    Ali, Anwar

    3

    The Spirit of Islam

    Ali, S. Ameer

    4

    Aspects of Islamic Civilization: The Muslim World Depicted Through Its Literature

    Arberry, A.J.

    5

    The Preaching of Islam - A History of the Muslim Faith

    Arnold, T.W.

    6

    The History of Philosophy in Islam

    Boer, T.J. De

    7

    History of the Islamic People

    Brockelmann, Carl (ed)

    8

    Spanish Islam

    Dozy, R.

    9

    Studies on the Civilization of Islam

    Gibb Hamilton A.R.

    10

    The Religion of Islam Vol. I & II

    Glawash, Ahmed A.

    11

    Classical Islam; A History 600-1258

    Grunebaum, G.E. Voni

    12

    Cambridge History of India

    Holts, P.M. and Lewis, Bernard

    13

    Islam Resurgent: The Islamic World Today

    Irving, T.B.

    14

    Islam: From Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinpole

    Lewis, Bernard

    15

    Islam in History

    Munir, Muhammad

    16

    Islam and the Modern World

    Nadawi, Abu Hassan Ali

    17

    The Making of the Past; the Spread of Islam

    Rogers, Michael

    18

    A History of Medieval Islam

    Saunders, J.J.

    19

    Introduction to Islamic Civilization

    Savory, R.M. (ed)

    20

    The Legecy of Islam

    Schacht, Joseph & Bosworth, C.E. (eds)

    21

    Islamic History - A New Interpretation AD 750 - 1055

    Shaban, M.A.

    22

    A History of Muslim Philosophy

    Sharif, M.M.

    23

    Muslim Thought: Its Origin and Achievements

    Mohammed Hanif Nadvi

    24

    Studies in Islamic History

    Siddiqi, Amir Hassan