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Islamic History and Culture

CSS Syllabus Islamic History and Culture – 100 Marks

Part –I (Marks 50)
I. Pre-Islamic Near East: An Overview
§ Political, Social, Cultural, Religious and Economic Conditions in the Near East including Arabia before the dawn of Islam
II. The Dawn of Islam: The Prophetic Age (570-632)
§ Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): A Chronology of the Major
Events in his Life
§ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Motivator (Daa’i), Major points of his mission
§ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Military Leader/Strategist
§ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a Political Leader/Head of the State
III. The Pious Caliphate (632-660)
§ Caliph Abu Bakr (632-34): Apostasy Wars and Consolidation of Islam
§ Caliph Umar b.Khattab (634-44): Establishment of Administrative System and
Expansion of Muslim Empire
§ Caliph Uthman b.Affan (644-56): Problems and Issues in the Muslim Community
§ Caliph Ali b.Talib (656-660): Rise of Factionalism
§ Abdication of Imam Hasan and Establishment of Umayyad Dynasty (660)
IV. Political System of Islam under the Prophet (PBUH) and the Pious Caliphate
§ Nature of Islamic State
§ Form of the Government
§ Functions of the Islamic State
§ Sovereignty of God
§ Caliphate or Vicegerency of Man
§ Appointment of Caliph
V. §
In Shura or the Consultative Body and its Role
stitutional Development of the Muslim Civilization:The Early Phase (622-660)
§ Development of Law and Judiciary in Early Islam
§ Administration and State Conduct
§ Defense in Early Islam
§ Educational System
§ Propagation of Islam
§ Financial Administration
§ Heritage and Culture
VI. The Umayyad in Power (660-749)
§ Political History of the Umayyad Dynasty
§ Statecraft and Administration under the Umayyads
§ Society and the Development of Arabic Literature.
§ Cultural achievements
Part –II (Marks 50)
I. The Abbasids of Baghdad (749-1258)
§ The Abbasid Revolution and the Establishment of the Abbasid Dynasty
§ Administrative Structure under the Abbasids
§ Development of Scientific Knowledge under the Abbasids
§ Muslim Philosophy under the Abbasids
§ Cultural achievements
II. Spain under the Muslim Rule
§ Spain under the rule of the Arabs and Moors (711-1492)
§ Political Fragmentation and the Fall of Granada (1492)
§ Muslim Contribution in the Realm of Culture, Arts and Architecture
III. The Crusades against Islam
§ Major Encounters and Actors (1092-1228)
§ Impact of the Crusades on Muslim-Christian Relations
IV. The Ottoman Empire
§ Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Turks (1299-1923)
§ State, Society and Economy under the Ottomans
§ Treatment with the Religious Minorities
§ Contribution towards Culture, Arts and Architecture
V. Sufism as an Institution of the Muslim Society
§ Origin and Development of Sufism
§ Contribution of the Sufis to the Muslim Civilization
§ Relationship of the Sufis with the State and Political Authorities.
§ A critical Look at Sufism
VI. Islam and Modernity in Contemporary World
§ The Emergence of Islamic Modernism
§ Intellectual, Political, Economic, Social and Educational Aspects of Islamic
Modernism
§ Dissemination of Muslim Learning in the West

SUGGESTED READINGS

S.No. Titles Author
1. Discovering Islam—Making Sense of Muslim History and Society Ahmad, Akbar
2. Islam: Ideology and Leading Issues Ali, Anwar.
3. The Spirit of Islam Ali, S. Ameer
4. Aspects of Islamic Civilization: The Muslim World
Depicted Through Its Literature
Arberry, A. J.
5. The Preaching of Islam—A History of the Muslim Faith Arnold,T.W.
6. The History of Philosophy in Islam Boer,T. J. De.
7. The History of Islamic Peoples Brockelmann, Carl
(ed)
8. Spanish Islam Dozy,R.
9. Studies on the Civilization of Islam Gibb,Ham
10. The Religion of Islam, Vol. I & II Gaqwash,Ahmad A.
11. Classical Islam:AHistory600—1258 Grunebaum,G.EVoni
12. Cambridge History of India Holts, P. M. and Lewis, Bernard.
13. Islam Resurgent: The Islamic World Today Irving,T.B.
14. Islam: From Prophet Mohammad to the Capture of
Constantinople.
Lewis, Bernard
15. Islamic History. Munir, Muhammad
16. Islam and The Modern World Nadvi, Abu Hasan Ali.
17. The Making of the Past: the Spread of Islam Rogers, Michael
18. A History of Medieval Islam Saunders, J.J.
19. Introduction to Islamic Civilization Savory, R.M. (ed)
20. The Legacy of Islam Schacht, Joseph& Bosworth, C.E (eds)
21. Islamic History—A New Interpretation AD 750—1055 Shaban, M.A.
22. The Abbasid Revolution Shaban, M.A.
23. A History of Muslim Philosophy Sharif, M.M.
24. Muslim Thought :Its Origin and Achievements Nadvi Muhammad
Hanif
25. Studies in Islamic History Siddiqi, Amir Hassan.
26. The Revolution which Toppled the Umayyads Neither
Arab nor Abbasid
Agha, Saleh Said
27. Sirat un Nabi Vol. I & II Noumani, Shibli
28. Rasol-e-AkramkiSiasiZindagi Hamidullah, Dr. Muhammad
S.No. Titles Author
29. Khilafat-o-Malokiat Syed Abul Aala
Maudoodi
30. Ahd-e-Nabawi main Riyasatka Nash o Irtaqa Ahmad, Dr. Nisar
31. Siddiq-e-Akbar Akbarabadi, Saeed
Ahmad
32. Al-Farooq Noumani, Shibli
33. History of Islam Najeebabadi, Akbar sha`
34. Painting in Islam Thomas, Sir A.
35. Early Islamic Pottery Lane, A.
36. Muslim Calligraphy Ziauddin, M.
37. Islamic Art & Architecture Kuhnel, E.
38. Daira Ma’arif e Islamia (relevant articles) University of Punjab
39. The Cultural Atlas of Islam Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi & Lois Lamya’ al-Faruqi

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