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Islamic History And Culture (Total Marks 200)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Grandeur of Islam

    • Philosophical, scientific and Literary Progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period.

  5. 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)

  1. Islam in Africa and Spain
  2. 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.

  3. Muslim Arts

    • Muslims' contribution in architecture, music, painting, handicrafts, pottery, calligraphy, etc.

  4. 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.

  5. Modem World

    • Impact of Islam on Western thought, social institutions and economic policies.

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Suggested Readings

Title Author
Discovering Islam - Making Sense of Muslim History and Society Ahmed, Akbar S.
Islam: Ideology and Leading Issues Ali, Anwar
The Spirit of Islam Ali, S. Ameer
Aspects of Islamic Civilization: The Muslim World Depicted Through Its Literature Arberry, A.J.
The Preaching of Islam - A History of the Muslim Faith Arnold, T.W.
The History of Philosophy in Islam Boer, T.J. De
History of the Islamic People Brockelmann, Carl (ed)
Spanish Islam Dozy, R.
Studies on the Civilization of Islam Gibb Hamilton A.R.
The Religion of Islam Vol. I & II Glawash, Ahmed A.
Classical Islam; A History 600-1258 Grunebaum, G.E. Voni
Cambridge History of India Holts, P.M. and Lewis, Bernard
Islam Resurgent: The Islamic World Today Irving, T.B.
Islam: From Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinpole Lewis, Bernard
Islam in History Munir, Muhammad
Islam and the Modern World Nadawi, Abu Hassan Ali
The Making of the Past; the Spread of Islam Rogers, Michael
A History of Medieval Islam Saunders, J.J.
Introduction to Islamic Civilization Savory, R.M. (ed)
The Legecy of Islam Schacht, Joseph & Bosworth, C.E. (eds)
Islamic History - A New Interpretation AD 750 - 1055 Shaban, M.A.
A History of Muslim Philosophy Sharif, M.M.
Muslim Thought: Its Origin and Achievements Mohammed Hanif Nadvi
Studies in Islamic History Siddiqi, Amir Hassan

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