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Ph.D IN ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HERITAGE (USUL AL-DIN AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION)

OVERVIEW

The programme is designed to produce scholars and experts in Usul al-Din and/or Comparative Religion who are committed to spiritual, moral, intellectual and creative excellence. In handling the programme, the department emphasizes integration of knowledge by harmonizing the traditional and contemporary methods of study; considering both the Islamic heritage and relevant aspects of modern disciplines such as philosophy, ethics and hermeneutics. This is meant to prepare graduates in facing contemporary challenges and issues related to the creed, ideology, beliefs and religious practices.

Candidates are trained in research methods, Islamisation of human knowledge and a specialized area in Usul al-Din or Comparative Religion to prepare them for the challenging taks of producing original research in the form of a dissertation/thesis. The expected length of the dissertation/thesis is around 80,000 - 1000,000 words and it can be written either in English or Arabic. Areas in which supervision is available include classical and modern Islamic thoughts, ethics, Da'wah, Sufism, Islamic sects, contemporary challenges to the Islamic faith, interfaith dialogue and comparative study between Islam and other religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.


PROGRAMMES OFFERED

a. A relevant Bachelor's degree with good grade from IIUM or any other accredited institutions of higher learning.

b. A relevant Master's degree from the IIUM or any other accredited institution of higher learning with good grade; or

c. Any other certificate that is recognized as equivalent to Bachelor's and Master's degree or other relevant professional qualifications and experience that are recognized by the Senate of the University.

d. Language:

Applicants are required to obtain the following language requirements:

i. Thesis written in Arabic Language:

- Minimum Score of 425 TOEFL) or Band 3 for IELTS.

ii. Thesis written in English Language:

- Minimum Score of 550 (TOEFL) or Band 6 for IELTS.

WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS STRUCTURE

Qualified candidates are required to attend the following workshops / seminars:

Module

Description

Contact Hours

1

Advanced Research Methodology

12

2

English / Arabic for Academic Purposes

12

3

Issues in Maqasid al-Shari'ah

12

4

Globalization, Governance and Human Development

12

5

Issues in Islamisation of Human Knowledge

12

6

Quran and Sunnah as Sources of Knowledge

12

PROGRAMME DURATION

As per IIUM Postgraduate Regulations, for full-time students minimum duration of three (3) academic years with an extension of maximum six (6) academic years.

MODE OF PROGRAMME

These PhD programmes will be offered by research and non-residential mode only. However, six (6) workshops/seminars will be arranged on different issues/topics considering the needs of the candidates to facilitate their study and writing theses. Workshops/seminars will be conducted at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

CONFERMENT OF DEGREE

After the successful completion of writing and defend their thesis, candidates will be awarded Doctor of Philosophy in respective specialization subject under the KIRKHS e.g Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Classes are to be conducted in Arabic or English.

To apply for admission into the academic programmes run by the Academy, please click HERE .