Program in Basic Islamic Studies
This program is one of the oldest programs in the Faculty. Its well-established fields of research include the interpretation of the Qur’an, the Hadith, the legal rules concerning practical life in Islam, the principles of Islamic belief, the theological and intellectual denominations and sects in Islam, and the mystical dimensions of Islam. The comprehensive nature of the Program’s fields of research instills in students a critical and scholarly grasp of the classical Islamic disciplines. The Program consists of seven departments: Qur’anic Exegesis, Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Kalam, History of Islamic Sects, Sufism, and Arabic Language and Rhetoric.