The International Colleges of Islamic Science

ICIS

ISLAMIC LAW (Sharia)

Diploma Equivalent to BA Level (4 Years)

 

This programme provides sound teaching of Islamic Law (Sharia or Fiqh) based on modules taught at traditional seminaries of Najaf and Qum but in modern formats and standards. Modules in this programme include Hadith (tradition) Derayeh (comprehension), Rejal (Authenticity of Narrators), Schools of Philosophy, Arabic literature, English, Qur’anic Sciences, History of Jurisprudence, Islamic History, History of Religions and Faiths, and Research Methodology.

The programme spans over four academic years, each consisting of 42 weeks, minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory.

 

Face to Face:

 

In the Face-to-Face learning, students have to attend classes for not less than 80% of the total class hours per annum.
For the other 20%, students are free to choose to attend class or refer to the course books, other resources and references assigned for them by ICIS.
Students would sit exams at the ICIS premises on specific dates, as set according to the annual exam timetable.
The final assessment will be allocated as follows:
10% for the first term exam
10% for the second term exam
10%  this mark is to be estimated by the tutor in terms of the student’s class participation and the research report student submitted for their chosen module.
70%  for the final exam, after the final exam has been done, the exam papers are to be marked with confidential numbers, folded and stamped and later marked at the main premises of the ICIS. There are 210 days in the academic year. The executive board of ICIS arranges the holidays and anniversaries and other occasions according to the country concerned.

 

Distance Learning:

 

The rational for this programme is to provide sound teaching of Islamic Law (Sharia or Fiqh) based on subjects taught at traditional seminaries of Najaf and Qum but in modern formats and standards. Subjects in this programme include Hadith (tradition) Derayeh (comprehension), Rejal (Authenticity of Narrators), Schools of Philosophy, Arabic literature, English, Qur’anic Sciences, History of Jurisprudence, Islamic History, History of Religions and Faiths, and Research Methodology.

The programme spans over four academic years each consisting of 42 weeks. Minimum 80% attendance is mandatory.

 

First year modules

   Modules                         units

1. Arabic Grammar and Morphology    60

2. English Language                 40

3. Islamic History                  28

4. Jurisprudence                    50

5. Principles of Jurisprudence      55

6. Logic                            41

7. Rhetoric                         40

8. Theology                         55

 

Total                              369

 

Second year modules

   Modules                         units

1. Arabic Grammar and Morphology    60

2. Jurisprudence                    60

3. English Language                 33

4. Theology                         40

5. Modern Philosophy                53

6. Quranic Studies                  60

7. History of Islamic Jurisprudence 60

8. Attribution of Hadith            40

 

Total                               406

 

Third year modules

   Modules                         units

1. Islamic Culture                  50

2. Commentary on Quran              50

3. Principles of Jurisprudence      46

4. Islamic History                  50

5. Jurisprudence                    55

6. Authenticity of  Narrators       56

7. Religions and Creeds             51

 

Total                               358

 

Fourth year modules

 Modules                         units

1. Comparative Jurisprudence        32

2. Research Methods                 33

3. Qur’anic exegesis                32

4. Juristic Regulations             50

5. Jurisprudence 4 (Trade)          60

6. Jurisprudence 4 (Transactions)   60

7. Dissertation*

 

Total                               267

 

* Final Year Dissertation 
The objective of writing a dissertation in the final year in addition to the term essays, is to enable students to use the methods and mechanisms of writing an academic research and to be qualified for graduation in the last year. At this stage, students will be able to:

 

  • Choose the titles for their graduation dissertation

  • Set the outline of the dissertation plan

  • Use the right resources for the dissertation

  • Collect the required academic materials

  • Write the dissertation in a proper and professional way

  • Defend the outcome of the dissertation