ISLAMIC HISTORY & CULTURE
PAPER I (Marks - 100)
I. Humanity at the dawn of Islam
A brief survey of major world civilization, with special emphasis on their intellectual, humanistic and special institutions - their impact on world history.
II. Advent of Islam
Life and teachings of the Holy Prophet. Foundations of a new and revolutionary world order: Institutions of Islam; Political. Social, Economic and Legal Structure of the Islamic polity.
The Quran: Emphasis on the study of Nature and Research. Changes brought by Islam in human thinking and behaviour.
III. Foundation of Muslim State
Early conquests of the Khulfa-i-Rashidin; Administrative and legal structure of the State.
Political and Ideological differences and the emergence of the Ummayyads: Expansion and consolidation of the Empire.
IV. The Grandeur of Islam
Philosophical, scientific and Literary Progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period.
V. The Ottoman Caliphate
Turkish march towards Europe. Political structure of the Turkish Empire, salient features of their administration, decline and disintegration.
PAPER-II (Marks - 100)
I. Islam in Africa and Spain
II. Muslim achievements in Natural and Social Sciences
Schools of Baghadad, Spain and Iran, Muslim contribution to History, Science. Medicine and other branches of human civilization.
III. Muslim Arts
Muslims' contribution in architecture, music, painting, handicrafts, pottery, calligraphy, etc.
IV. Renaissance and Reformation
Origin of this intellectual revolution; Contribution of’ Muslim Universities and Seminaries in Spain and Baghdad:
Dissemination of Muslim learning’s in the West.
V. Modem World
Impact of Islam on Western thought, social institutions and economic policies.