Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
170201004100INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAWCompulsory242
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Having basic knowledge of Islamic legal theory, concepts, institutions and phases of Islamic legal history.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mehmet Emin NAS
Learning Outcomes
1Explain the stages in the historical development of Islamic Law.
2Recognizes the main classical fiqh texts and explains their features.
3Compares fiqh sects and their prominent features.
4Analyze the general structure and features of fiqh thought.
5Shariah, Fiqh, Law and İslamic Law concepts;Features and Originality of Islamic law and its relation with other legal systems
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The subject and concepts of Islamic law; general purposes, sources and methods of Islamic rules; the phases of Islam'c legal history and sects; application of Islamic law; Islamic legal literature; main theories in Islamic law and general principles of Islamic law (Majalla).
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Shariah, Fiqh, Law and İslamic Law concepts;Features and Originality of Islamic law and its relation with other legal systems
2The subject of Islamic law
3General purposes of Islamic legal provisions
4Sources, methods and principles of Islamic legal provisions
5Historical phases of Islamic law
6Islamic legal sects; Madhhabs
7Exam 1
8Islamic legal literature
9Application of Islamic law I
10Application of Islamic law II
11Islamic law today
12Theories of Islamic law
13General principles of Islamic law (Majalla)
14 Exam II
Recommended or Required Reading
Saffet Köse, İslam Hukukuna Giriş Abdullah Kahraman, İslam Hukukuna Giriş Ahmet Yaman-Halit Çalış, İslam Hukukuna Giriş Mehmet Erdoğan, Fıkıh İlmine Giriş Hayrettin Karaman, İslam Hukuk Tarihi Mehmet Erdoğan, Fıkıh ve Hukuk Terimleri Sözlüğü
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination2100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Self Study141.521
Individual Study for Mid term Examination144
Individual Study for Final Examination144
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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