MAIE660 ISLAMIC LAW

Course Description:

This course is a combination of three components; the first covers the main disciplines of Islamic Jurisprudence; Fiqh Foundations, Fiqh Branches, Fiqh Maxims, and the Objectives of the Islamic Law. The second emphasizes the different Islamic systems, like the Social one, Economic, Military, Ethical, Judicial, political, Family, and the Penal system. The third component focuses on refuting the misconception about the Islamic Law

Course Code: MAIE660

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: None

Learning Objectives:

1-  To help students understanding Islam as a comprehensive way of life.

2-  To differentiate between the different disciplines of Islamic Jurisprudence.

3-  To have an idea about the various Islamic systems.

4-  To develop the students’ ability of refuting the misconceptions about the Islamic Law.

Course Outlines:

1-  Introduction to different Islamic Jurisprudence disciplines: Fiqh Foundation, Fiqh Branches, Fiqh Maxims, & The Objectives of the Islamic Law.

2-  The different Islamic systems: Social System, Economic System, Military System, Ethical System, Judicial System, Political System, Family System, & Penal system.

3-  Refuting Misconception about the Islamic Law: Women, Jihad, Penal Law, Polygamy, & Non-Muslims in the Muslim society.

Main Textbook

  • Sharia Law, an Introduction by Dr. Mohamad Hashim Kamali

  • Different books, articles, and websites provided by the instructor.

Additional on-line Readings:

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The Message of Islam

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
  • Attendance:  10%
  • Mid-Term exam:  10%
  • Final exam:  10%
  • Oral exam:  20%
  • Research paper:  20%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

 1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.

 2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.

 3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.

 4- The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
  • Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
  • The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
  • When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

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Additional Information:

Log in Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

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You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on weekly basis, in sha Allah.

Vision Statement:

Guidance College shall be one of the top well-recognized universities in the United States that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields aiming at preparing moral and well-knowledgeable leaders who provide research-based Islamic alternatives that enable the Muslims to contribute to the success of their country.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their undergraduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge that recognizes modern-time realities and allows them to examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective which enables them to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically while making responsible and moral decisions aiming at improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of the earth with a full understanding and appreciation of the cultural and human differences.