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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject offers an overview of the Islamic religion with an emphasis upon its spiritual rather than political and social forms. We will consider Islam as a method of gnosis and "remembrance" (dhikr) and will look at spiritual practices such as prayer, fasting and pilgrimage, along with the Sufi and Irfanic spiritual traditions in Sunni and in Shiite Islam.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRodney Blackhirst

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of at least two first year units in the Arts program.


Incompatible subjects RSS3ISP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Holy QuranPrescribedDawood, N.PENGUIN, 2001
ReadingsTeachings of RumiRecommendedWhinfield, E.H. (trans.)RUPAPUBLICATIONS, 2007
ReadingsThe Essentials of the Islamic FaithRecommendedGulen, F.LIGHT INC, 2007

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