This course aims to introduce students to the Islamic Political Thought. It explores the History of Islamic Thought and its development as it concentrates on the major Islamic doctrines: the Sunni, the Shiite, and the Khawarij. The course focuses on studying the major historical and contemporary Islamic Philosophers, such as Al Farabi, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Al Ghazali, Ibn Taymiyyah, and others; it explores their contributions in various issues regarding the State, the execution of Power, and Freedom. It also analyzes contemporary and current Islamic movements and their challenges.
POLS237 | POLITICAL THEORY IN ISLAM
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POLS231 | INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE