The aims of the syllabus are to enable candidates to:
- acquire a knowledge of the major sources of Islam, its main beliefs and its early history
- develop an enquiring approach to the study of Islam
- identify and explore the religious, historical and moral questions raised in the material they study.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have closely studied the topics set. They should be able to:
AO1: Recall, select and present relevant facts from the main elements of the faith and history of Islam
AO2: Demonstrate understanding of their significance in the teachings of Islam and in the lives of Muslims.
The following two grids give descriptions of the expected levels of response in the examination, and the marks allocated in the parts of Questions 1 (8 marks) and Questions 2–5 (14 marks). Read more here.
1) Major themes of the Qur’an
2) The history and importance of the Qur’an
3) The life and importance of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
4) The first Islamic community
1) Major teachings in the Hadiths of the Prophet
2) The history and importance of the Hadiths
3) The period of rule of the Rightly Guided Caliphs and their importance as leaders
4) The Articles of Faith and the Pillars of Islam
Teacher: Mawlānā Rafi
Day/ Time: Monday and Tuesday| 6.15pm – 7.15pm
Teacher: Mawlānā Muaaz
Day/ Time: Wednesday | 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Co-ordinator: Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias
Author: Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Uthmani
Author: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmani