IIUM Academy


Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage in Qur’an and Sunnah is a programme that focuses on specialized in-depth study of various aspects of the Qur’an and Sunnah/Hadith such as interpretation, narration, refutation of deviant approaches and cultivation of ideas and principles for relevantization of revealed teachings in contemporary life. Students will be exposed to various dimensions of the discipline, benefitting from the rich heritage of the past combined with modern discourses in the field.

Programme Objective

To develop highly qualified human resource with masterful grasp of scholarly contributions, theories and ideas in Qur’an and Sunnah studies.

To contribute toward solutions for problems facing the nation, the Muslim ummah and mankind at large based on the principles expounded in the Qur’an and Sunnah.

To nurture leaders committed to positive change and progress with a strong sense of responsibility for da’wah toward the truth and the seeking of divine pleasure.

Programme Outcome

Ability to articulate aspects of riwayah (narration), dirayah (understanding), and hikmah (wisdom) in connection with the textual study of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

Ability to create, design and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern tools for the advancement of Qur’an and Sunnah studies.

Ability to communicate the teachings embodied in the Qur’an and Sunnah with wisdom to various segments of society in order to spread and heighten the observance of Islamic teachings in daily life.

Programme Duration

Normal Duration: 2 years

Maximum Duration: 4 years

Curriculum Structure

Students will be enrolled in the coursework mode and take courses to complete their studies.

Component No. of Courses Credit hours
Required courses 2 6
Core courses 6 18
Elective courses 2 6
Academic exercise* 2 10
Total   40

*For academic exercise, students will be asked to write two academic articles of about 5000 words each.

The compulsory courses (required and core) are:

Research methodology

Islamization of Knowledge

Analytical Studies in Sciences of the Qur’an

Methodology of Hadith Scholars

Studies on the Methodology of Qur’anic Tafsir

Contemporary Issues in Sunnah Studies

Textual Studies from the Books of Tafsir

Textual Reading from the Six Hadith Collections

Entry Requirement

A relevant Bachelor’s degree (honours) from IIUM or any other accredited institution of higher learning;

A Bachelor’s CGPA of 2.75 and above or its equivalent;

An English proficiency score of Band 6 on IIUM’s English Placement Test (EPT).

An Arabic proficiency score of Band 6 on IIUM’s Arabic Placement Test (APT).

Note: The English and Arabic proficiency requirements are waived for IIUM graduates who had obtained the required scores at the undergraduate level.

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Thank you for your interest in enrolling for this programme. To apply for admission, please find the link below to the online application form.


Note: Only application with complete information shall be processed. Any incomplete submission may lead to rejection of the application.