Course: Islam 2

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Course title Islam 2
Course code KBS/ISLA2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Křížek Daniel, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Tomková Alena, Ph.D.
Course content
1. Sunnah a shiah. 2. Shiah - Imamate 3. Shiah - Historical overview. Particular branches of religious thought. 4. Shiah - Ortodoxy and orpopraxis 5. Historical overview of Sufism 6. Sufism from the islamic and from the European perspective 7. Teachings and terminology of Sufism 8. Important personalities of mystical tradition 1. 9. Important personalities of mystical tradition 2. 10. Taríqas 11. Folk Islam (case study) 12. Islamic fundamentalism (introduction to the theme) 13. Islamic fundamentalism (terminology)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study of literature, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 65 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Student will gain the knowledge about plurality of Islamic religion. He will be able to enumerate most important events of Shiah Islam and most important personalities of Sufism tradition. He will analyse fenomens of Shiah Islam, Sufism and present Islamic fundamentalism.
teaching methods
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Korán. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0246-4.
  • 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.
  • Mendel, M. S puškou a koránem. Orientální ústav AV ČR, Praha, 2008.
  • Momen, M. An Introduction to Shi i Islam. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1985.
  • Müller, Zdeněk. Islám a islamismus : dilema náboženství a politiky. Praha : Academia, 2010. ISBN 978-80-200-1818-2.
  • 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.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Near Eastern Studies (12-4) Social sciences 2 Summer