Education

 

 

1-1.Hawza System (levels)

1-1-1.Levels One and Two

In the levels one and two the students are introduced to Islamic subjects especially jurisprudence and principles of the religion. During this phase, besides the subjects of literature, logic, principles and jurisprudence, other subjects such as interpretation of Qur’an, theology, philosophy, history of Islam and … are also taught and students present their final dissertation whose value is two units.

 

Table of subjects

Arabic Literature

Item

Subject

 

Units

 

 

1

Conjugation 1-2

7

Simple conjugation (Noun and verb

2

Grammar 1-6

28

Explanation of “awamil fin-nahv”, Explanation of “hidayah”, Explanation of “samadiyyah”, “Suyuti”, Mughni-ul-adeeb (chapter 4)

3

Elloquence

4

Summary of “jawahir-ul-balaghah”

4

Analysis and synthesis

2

Notes

5

Text-reading

2

Notes

Total

43

 

 

Jurisprudence and Religious Principles

Item

Subject

Units

Source

1

Introducion to jurisprudence

2

The jurisprudence section of “ Introduction to Islamic Sceinces” (Ayatollah Motahhari)

2

Principles of jurisprudence 1-4

18

The first circle of “Principles of jurisprudence” (late Muzaffar)

3

Jurisprudence 1-7

31

Explanation of “Lum’ah” (purification, zakat, khums, prayers, hajj, business, marriage, inheritance, divorce, punishments and judgements)

4

Contemporary jurisprudence

3

Contemporary jurisprudence (Ali Asghar Rezvani) from the beginning to chapter Rawzah

Total

54

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy and Theology

Item

Subject

Unit

Sources

1

Islamic beliefs 1-4

8

Beliefs studies (Ayatollah MIsbah Yazdi), Beliefs courses (professor Shirvani)

2

Elementary logic

2

Elementary logic (professor Ali Shirvani)

3

Logic 1-3

14

Chapter 1-3 of Logic (professor Mozaffar)

4

Elementary philosophy

2

Hekmat-e-Javedaneh (professor Mo’allemi) and notes

5

Islamic philosophy 1-2

8

Bidaya-tul-hikmah (level 1-12)

6

General history of religions 1-2

4

Introduction to great religions (professor Tofighi)

7

Introduction to Islamic mysticism

2

Mysticism (Ayatollah Motahhari)

8

Introduction to Islamic sects

2

Introduction to Islamic sects (professor Tofighi)

9

Shia studies

2

Introduction to Shia studies (professor Rabbani Golpaigani)

Total

44

 

 

History of Islam

Item

Subject

Unit

Sources

1

Analytical history of the advent of Islam (1)

2

History of Islam (professor Pishvaie)

2

History of Islam (2)

2

History of Shia Imams (professor Hamid Ahmadi)

3

Shia history

2

Shia history (a group of writers)

4

History of Islamic civilization and culture

2

History of Islamic civilization (professor Kashefi)

5

Introduction to Iranian history and culture

2

Summary of the book Bilateral Services of Islam and Iran and professor’s notes

Total

10

 

 

 

Qur’anic Science

Item

Subject

Unit

Sources

1

Qur’anic sciences

2

Qur’anic sciences (professor Mohammad Hadi Marefat)

2

Elementary interpretation

2

Tafseer Nemooneh

3

Orderly interpretation 1-3

6

Tafseer Nemooneh

4

Thematic interpretation 1-2

4

Stories of Qur’an and ethics in Qur’an (professor Misbah Yazdi)

5

Method of teaching Qur’an

1

Qur’an teaching guide (professor Habibi)

6

Introduction to narratives’ history and sources

2

Notes

Total

17

 

 

General

Item

Subject

Unit

Sources

1

Research method

2

Research method (professor Karami, professor Mehdizadeh or Hosseinian)

2

Propagation method

1

Propagation method (professor Bechari)

3

Political system

3

Philosophy of politics

4

The political ideology of Imam Khomeini

2

Notes

5

Farsi (Persian) literature

3

Persian language and writing (SAMT publications)

6

Foreign language

3

Enterchange

7

Physical training

2

 

8

Family hygiene

1

 

9

Final dissertation

2

 

10

Islamic ethics and training

2

Fundamental teachings of ethics

Total

21

 

The total of units in this session is 189.

 

1-1-2. Level Three

This level is based on Hawza subjects where the students pass certain units of jurisprudence and principles and become familiar with the subjects in an specialized manner and at the end, they present their final research that is worth 4 units.

 

Table of subjects

Item

Subject

Unit

Source

1

Jurisprudence 1-8

40

The book of Makaasib (complete)

 

Principles 1-6

26

Rasaail (istis’haab) and Kifayah (volume 1)

3

Qur’an (thematic interpretation)

2

 

4

Analytical history of Islam

2

 

5

Beliefs 1-2

6

 

6

Methods of research

2

 

1

Ilm-ur-rijaal

3

 

2

Diraya-tul-hadeeth

1

 

3

Al-Qawaaid-ul-fiqhiyyah

2

 

4

Generalities of law

2

 

5

Ayat-ul-ahkam

2

 

6

Chronology of Ijtihad

2

Chronology of jurisprudence and Islamic principles

7

Comparative principles

2

 

8

Fiqh-ud-dawlah

2

 

9

Comparative jurisprudence

2

 

10

Principles (7)

5

Kifayah (vol.2), Imarat

11

Principles (8)

5

Kifayah (vol.2), Usool Amaliah

12

Dissertation

4

 

Total

110

 

 

 

1-1-3.Level Four:

This is a taught and research course that is solely based on the Hawza subjects and completely relies on jurisprudence and principles’ subjects, subjects of Dars-e-kharij of jurisprudence and principles and their prerequisites, and is presented to the students in forms of research, lectures and documentary, analysis and reviews.

The level includes two programs:

A. Four-year educational program

In this program, students educational duties include three points:

1.Participating in Dars-e-kharij of principles and jurisprudence of Hawza

2.Passing completion subjects

3.Attending the classes of the advisors of Dars-e-kharij.

B. One-year research program

During this period students will compile their scientific treatises in one of the subjects of principles, jurisprudence and related subjects to these. This is worth 6 units.

 

Basic subjects divisions

Item

Subjects Divisions

Units

1

Main subjects

64

2

Completion subjects

32

3

Scientific thesis

6

Total

102

 

Main subjects

Item

Subject

Units

1

Kharij of jurisprudence and principles

48

2

Consultation and advice on Kharij of jurisprudence and principles

16

Total

64

 

Completion subjects

Item

Subjects

Units

1

Method of opinion assessment and Ijtihad critique

2

2

Usage of jurisprudential rules

2

3

Usage of principle rules

4

4

New problems related to principles

2

5

Philosophy of jurisprudence

2

6

Schools and curricula of Ijtihad (general schools)

4

7

Schools and curricula of Ijtihad (special schools)

2

8

comparative verses on religious regulations

6

9

Research on biographical evaluation

6

10

Methodology of dars-e-kharij

2

Total

32

 

The total units in this course are 102.

 

 

1-1-4. Level Five (Ijtihad)

Al-Mustafa International University has taken measures on launch of level Five of jurisprudence and principles, following the macro policy that is based on the development of academic and research higher levels, and in order to reveal the hidden talents of students, and also for fulfilling the duties mentioned in the strategic document, the most important of which is training of cultured and aware instructors, researchers, translators, mujtahids and theoreticians who are capable of managing academic and cultural complexes and are well-versed in Islamic sciences and teachings of Ahl-ul-Bait (AS). This is a sub-specialist course and is on the highest level of educational courses offered by Al-Mustafa University. It is presently being taught in the subject of jurisprudence and principles with the purpose of training specialist scholars.

Level Five, is a combination of educational and research activities in which the elites and scholars of Al-Mustafa University carry their full-time scientific activities (study, research and teaching) based on the approved program and seek the power of deduction, independent reasoning and expertise in jurisprudence and principles.

 

 

 




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