Islamic Civilisation and the Modern World (MS1501)

This module offers a broad understanding of Islamic history, community (Ummah) and civilisation, and its impact on the modern world. Through an exposition of Islam’s tawhidic epistemology and Islam’s theoretical and practical teachings, spiritual and moral-ethical value system, this module aims to strengthen students’ sense of responsibility and identity formation, and show how to live an integrated, balanced and progressive life in the modern world. This module also explores the role of the al-Qur’ān and Sunnah as guidelines for holistic and balanced societal development. Further, it seeks to develop awareness and appreciation among students of the many contributions Islam has made to world civilisation and the modern world for the betterment of all humankind.

Lectures for Semester 1 2020/2021

  • Foundations of the Islamic Civilisation: the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah
  • Early Muslim History
  • Islamic Civilisation: An Overview
  • Islam and the West
  • Islam, Globalism and Globalisation
  • Critical Analysis of Darwinian Evolution
  • Contemporary Muslim Culture and Identity
  • Domestic Harmony
  • The Pedagogy of Life Beyond Extinction
  • Islam and Governance
  • Management by the Heart
  • The Ethics of Disagreement