Islamic Studies Curriculum (M.Th., Ph.D.)



Tutors:  Tutors are Imams approved for teaching at the Graduate Theological Foundation by Imam Dr. Omar Shahin, Director of Islamic Studies and Professor of Islamic Law.  Guidelines set by the Director of Islamic Studies with regard to the qualifications of tutors for teaching of courses are as follows:
  • Ph.D. graduates, upon successful completion of an interview with the Director of Islamic Studies, will be approved to teach undergraduate level courses only.
  • After three years of teaching undergraduate level courses, without any legitimate complaint, the tutor will be approved to teach Master’s level courses.
  • After two years of teaching Master’s level courses, without any legitimate complaint, the tutor will be approved to teach doctoral level courses.
  • After two years of teaching doctoral level courses, without any legitimate complaint, the tutor will be approved to serve as M.Th. or Ph.D. thesis supervisor.
Adjustments to these guidelines in specific cases may be made only by Dr. Omar Shahin, Director of Islamic Studies. 

Registration: For more information about any of the following courses please contact our faculty here.
 
Omar Ahmed Shahin, J.D. (Jordan), M.Th., Ph.D.
Professor of Islamic Law
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Master of Theology in Islamic Studies

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1. Principles of Faith (Aqedaa) (GM 501)
2. Usool Alfeqeh (GM502)
3. Research ( How to write an Academic Research) (GM503)
4. The Ruling Verses 1 (Ayat Alahkaam)  (GM504)
5. The Ruling Verses 2 (Ayat Alahkaam)  (GM505)
6. Qur'an interpretation 1 Tafseer  (GM506)
7. Qur'an interpretation 2 Tafseer  (GM507)
8. Hadeeth 1    (GM508)
9. Hadeeth 2    (GM509)
10. Authority of Sunnah (GM510)
11. Since of Qur'an 1 (GM511)
12. Since of Qur'an 2 (GM512)
13. Arabic 2 (GM513)
14. Arabic 3 (GM514)
 
NOTE: Two recommendation letters and 3 years experience are required for acceptance to any Masters Programs. Masters students need to submit a graduate thesis of a minimum of 140 pages (total of 20,000 words or more). A total of 12 courses (36 credit hours) are required for graduation. GTF will accept up to 8 courses taken in any accredited school in the same field with the approval of the head of the department, Dr. Omar Shahin. Master students should take at least 4 courses with GTF. A minimum of one full year must be spent to complete the Master's degree.
 
Omar Ahmed Shahin, J.D. (Jordan), M.Th., Ph.D.
Professor of Islamic Law
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Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Studies
1.  Inheritance in Islam   (PHG 801) 
Sharh  Alrahbeia  or any other relevant book            ??? ???????
2.  Aqedaa   (PHG 802)    one of the following books
Alwlaa Walbraa Sheikh  Mohamad Alkahtani    ?????? ??????? ?? ??????? ? ???? ????????  
Tahtheeb Sharh Altahweia Dr.  Sallah Alsawy    ????? ??? ????????? ?. ???? ??????
Moosoeat Alshea  by Dr.  Ali Alsaloos    ?????? ?????? ? ?. ??? ???????   
3.  Tafseer (PHG 803)
In the Shade of the Qur'an by Sayyid Qutb ( Alanfaal Chapter )
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4.    Fiqh of the Islamic State (PHG 804)
 Alseyasa Alsharea Ibn Tymeya       ??????? ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? (??? ?????)
Alwajeez fee Feqeh Alkalafaa    ?????? ?? ??? ???????? (?. ???? ??????)
On the Political System of the Islamic State byMuhammad S. El-Awa
5.   Usul al-Fiqh   (PHG 805) 
Rwdet Alnather Wajonat Almonather      ???? ?????? ???? ???????
6.   The Prophet History  (PHG 806)   
Serat Ibn Hicham                 ???? ??? ????
Feqeh Alserah  Sheikh  Albotee        ??? ?????? ????? ??????         
7.   Alhadeeth Since  (PHG 807)
      Introduction to Hadeeth Knowledge                 ????? ?? ???? ??????
8- Fiqh of Financial Contracts                        
          Transactions in Islamic Law by Prof. Dr. Ala’Eddin Kharofa    OR
          Nail Alwtar by Al-Shwkani            ??? ????????? (??? ??????? ???????? )
 
Ph.D. program Requirements:
1. Baccalaureate and Master's degree in Islamic Studies (or equivalent validated by a transcript) or comprehensive test.  
2. Two recommendation letters by two recognized scholars.
3. Five years of accumulated experience in religious work within the Muslim community.
4. Ph.D. program students need to submit a Ph.D. thesis of a minimum of 175 pages total (35,000 words or more) with at least 25 bibliographic references.
5. Total of 8 courses (24 credit hours) required for graduation.  GTF will accept up to 4 courses taken in any recognized school in the same field with the approval of the head of the department, Dr. Omar Shahin.
6. Ph.D. students should take at least 4 courses with GTF faculty.
7. A minimum of 18 months must be spent to complete the Ph.D. degree unless an exemption is given by the Director of Islamic Studies, Dr. Omar Shahin.
8. Completion of the Application Procedure.
 
Omar Ahmed Shahin, J.D. (Jordan), M.Th., Ph.D.
Professor of Islamic Law
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