Course: Systematic Study of Religions 3 (Islam)

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Course title Systematic Study of Religions 3 (Islam)
Course code KFI/NSRI3
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Klapetek Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Religions in for-islamic Arabia 2. Muhammad, Rise of the caliphate and Islamic civil war 3. Koran, sunna, islamic law. 4. cháridža 5. ší`a. 6. Ulama and fukaha 7. Articles of faith 8. Popular Islam 9. Five Pillars of Islam 10. Islamic reformism and modernism. 11. Islamic fundamentalism. 12. Modern ší`a. 13. Interreligious dialog: Islam with Judaism and Christianity

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The course deals with problems of Islam. Students get acquainted with texts about Religions in for-islamic Arabia, Muhammad, Rise of the caliphate and Islamic civil war, Koran, sunna, islamic law, cháridža, ší`a, Ulama and fukaha, Articles of faith, Popular Islam, Five Pillars of Islam, Islamic reformism and modernism, Islamic fundamentalism, Modern ší`a or Dialog with Judaism and Christianity.
The students know the problems of Islam.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Students must know the content of lectures and recommended literature. Students are also required to prepare a paper from a book from the bibliography of papers. Specific selection of books signed by the student on the sheet posted at the bulletin board of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology, next to office number 4.28.
Recommended literature
  • Korán. Praha: Academia, 2000.
  • Cook,M. Muhammad. Praha: Odeon a Argo, 1994.
  • Dža far šejch Idrís. Pilíře víry. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2004.
  • ed. by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi?. The Blackwell companion to contemporary islamic thought. Malden, 2006.
  • Eliade, M. Dějiny náboženského myšlení. III.. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 1997.
  • Fletcher, R. Kříž a půlměsíc. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2004.
  • Kropáček, L. Duchovní cesty islámu. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2003. ISBN 80-7021-613-1.
  • Křikavová, A.- Mendel, M.- Müller, Z. Islám - ideál a skutečnost. Praha: Baset, 2002.
  • Küng, H. - van Ess, J. Křesťanství a islám.. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1998. ISBN 80-7021-262-4.
  • Mendel, M. Džihád. Brno: Atlantis, 1997.
  • Mendel, M. Islámská výzva. Brno: Atlantis, 1994.
  • Pavlincová, H. - Horyna, B. (edd.). Judaismus, křesťanství, islám. Olomouc: Olomouc, 2003. ISBN 80-7182-165-9.
  • Rogerson, B. Prorok Muhammad. Praha: NLN, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy and Religious Studies (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer