Course: Forms of Modern Islamic Ideology

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Course title Forms of Modern Islamic Ideology
Course code KBS/PMII
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
Analysis of thoughts and approaches of the particular thinkers and their influence on concrete social events in Islamic countries. This course conceptualizes ideology in the broadest sense as a complex of opinions, attitudes and values serving to assertion of various interests. Studied personalities will include: Jamal ad-Dín al-Afghani, Muhammad Abduh, Sayyid Abú 'l-A'lá Mawdudi, Sayyid Qutb, Ruhollah Chomeyni, Ali Shari'ati, Hasan at-Turabi, Mahmúd Taha, Abd as-Salam Yasin, Abdolkarím Soroush, Muhammad Chatami, Muhammad Sayyid al-Asmmawi, Ayman az-Zawahiri etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study of literature, Lecture, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 55 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
The student is able to: - Analyze, classigy and compare the paticular ideologies. - Reflect critically particular statements of the ideologues. - Identify possible sources of inspiration - Introduce the ideologues and their works into proper historic context. - Compare statements of the particular personalities with their real actions. Evaluate importance of the particular ideologies for later development of the region.
teaching methods
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Written exam
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • ABU-RABI, I.M. Contemporary Arab Thought: Studies in post-1967 Arab Intellectual History. Pluto Press, London,, 2004.
  • Halliday, F. Islam and the Myth of Confrontation.. I.B.Tauris, London, 2003.
  • Kepel, Gilles. Válka v srdci islámu. Praha : Karolinum, 2006. ISBN 80-246-1217-8.
  • Kropáček, Luboš. Blízký východ na přelomu tisíciletí : dynamika přeměn v muslimském sousedství Evropy. 1. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1999. ISBN 80-7021-298-5.
  • Kropáček, Luboš. Islámský fundamentalismus. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1996. ISBN 80-7021-168-7.
  • Mendel, M. S puškou a koránem. Orientální ústav AV ČR, Praha, 2008.
  • Mendel, Miloš. Džihád : islámské koncepce šíření víry. Vyd. 1. V Brně : Atlantis, 1997. ISBN 80-7108-151-5.
  • Mendel, Miloš. Islámská výzva : z dějin a současnosti politického islámu. 1. vyd. Brno : Atlantis, 1994. ISBN 80-7108-088-8.
  • ROY, O. Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah.. Columbia University Press, New York, 2004.
  • Schulze, Reinhard. Dějiny islámského světa ve 20. století. Brno : Atlantis, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7108-284-2.

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 Modern History (15-3) History courses 1 Winter