Department Of Islamic Studies

This program focuses on the learning of core disciplines in Islamic studies. It will lay the foundation of Islamic learning, leading students to higher studies of MPhil and PhD degrees offered at GIFT and other universities of the country. Keeping in view the key importance of core disciplines in Islamic Studies, like Qur’an, Hadith, Seerah, and Fiqh, GIFT has structured the BS Islamic Studies Program as a combination of research and course work.
This program provides students with a strong grounding in various sub-disciplines of classical and modern Islamic learning. Candidates enrolled in this program will either need to complete 32 credit hours of course work or, alternatively, complete 26 credit hours of course work along with 6 credit hours of research work/thesis.
PhD in Islamic Studies is one of the highest research degrees awarded at GIFT University. The program combines intensive and extensive studies in Islamic disciplines with research work at an advanced level. An in-depth study of classical Muslim knowledge tradition constitutes the core of the program, but equal importance is given to modern academic trends and debates in social sciences, as well. The program ensures that students interact directly with original sources in Arabic and English. Training scholars, in this way, can contribute to quality research in the discipline with a modern perspective, which is the prime goal of this program.