M.Phil Islamic Studies

Introduction

M. Phil in Islamic Studies, at the ISP Multan, is a 02-year program specifically designed to upgrade the students who have a passion for Islamic knowledge. The program follows the mission to encourage the learners to read and analyze a wide range of creative and critical aspects of Islam critically. Being highly interdisciplinary in nature, the program enables students to connect their knowledge of Islamic Studies with several areas of social sciences such as philosophy, psychology, globalization, sociology, etc. The best university in Multan allows the students a considerable degree of choice, both in pursuing their area of interest and in selecting a topic of their curiosity for research and write their dissertations in the final semesters. Thus, the intensive and extensive focused learning and practice that the students experience during their two-year stay at the Department fully concoct them for pursuing advanced studies and an array of professions and career opportunities. MPhil Islamic Studies aims to investigate a wide range of issues around the Muslim Ummah in contemporary society. The students are encouraged to work in the areas of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, Tasawwuf, Muslim Sects, and Kalaam, Contribution by non-Muslims to Islamic Studies, Muslim Philosophy, etc. There are 18 Classes in the M. Phil program covering Islamic history and Culture, Muslim Educational and Reform Movements, Research Methodology and religious sciences, Origin and development of Muslim sects from the early phase of Islam to the modern period

NOC

For M. Phil Islamic Studies program NOC is granted by HEC Pakistan.

Career Prospects

There is a wide array of opportunities in government and private sectors available to Islamic Studies graduates, including teaching, Lectureship, Sharia Advisory, Sharia consultancy, as well as employed as a research assistant in various research firms.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 year education in relevant filed from HEC recognized DAI will be required for admission.
  • The GAT-General (CAT-B) (www.nts.org.pk/gat/gat.asp) / ISP-Admit Test conducted by the National Testing Service with a minimum 50% cumulative score will be required at the time of admission.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

To provide academic support in order to strengthen the cognitive skills and related Islamic Studies areas

To improve the ability to analyze and model real-life problems according to the principles of Islam

To promote Introspection in Research and academic ethics.

To prepare students for advanced studies in the field of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Programs Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

It enables researchers to produce innovative areas of Islamic Studies

It enhances their critical thinking and logical reasoning regarding different issues.

It facilitates learners to develop their career in the relevant field, which enhances their professional skills

To become syllabus designers and critiques for specific field

To trim their personal and interpersonal skills

To evaluate their skills at different levels.

Scheme of Study M.Phil Islamic Studies Program

Total Credit Hours = 30

Courses
Principles of Research
Principles of Islamic Research
Study of Methodology of Seerah Writing
Arabic Language (Basic) Compulsory
Study Sources of Islamic Shariah
Contemporary Ijtihadi Research
Study of Trends in Islamic Thought in the Subcontinent
Arabic Language & Literature Compulsory
Islam and Orientalism
Historical Development of Islamic Jurisprudence
Arabic Language & Literature Compulsory
Study of Modern Islamic, Social and Political system
Study of Allama Iqbal's Religious Thought
Study of religions
Study of the thought of Shah Wali ul Allah
Research Thesis