Course: Islam 2

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Course title Islam 2
Course code KBS/ISL2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Křížek Daniel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Sunnah a shiah. 2. Imamate. 3. Historical overview. Particular branches of religious thought. 4. Selected religious phenomana of shiite islam. 5. Ortopraxis. 6. History of Sufism. 7. Sufism from the islamic perspective. 8. Sufism from the European perspective. 9. Teachings and terminology. 10. Husajn Mansur al-Hallaj. 11. Mowlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi Rumi 12. Taríqas. 13. Folk islam I. 14. Folk islam II.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study of literature, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 63 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Identify main sources of islamic religious thought. Name the most important events of islamic religious history. Analyzes particular phenomena of classic islam and evaluates thein importace for daily life of ordinary believers.
teaching methods
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Oral exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Korán. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0246-4.
  • Rúmí, Džaláleddín Balchí. Masnaví. Praha, 1995.
  • Slova mystika al-Halládže. Praha, 2002.
  • Bearman, P.J. The encyclopaedia of Islam. [Leiden] : Brill, 2000.
  • Kropáček, L. Súfismus : dějiny islámské mystiky. Praha, 2008.
  • Kropáček, Luboš. Duchovní cesty islámu. Praha : Vyšehrad, 2003. ISBN 80-7021-613-1.
  • Momen, M. An Introduction to Shi i Islam. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1985.
  • Ostřanský, B. Hledání skrytého pokladu. Praha, 2008.
  • Ostřanský, Bronislav. Malá encyklopedie islámu a muslimské společnosti. Praha : Libri, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7277-404-3.
  • Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical dimensions of Islam. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1975. ISBN 0-8078-1271-4.

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