https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/issue/feed Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies 2024-01-21T07:58:43+03:00 Prof. Abdallah El-Khatib | ResearcherID: AAE-6135-2021 Shareia.journal@qu.edu.qa Open Journal Systems <p>The <em>Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies</em> (JCSIS) at Qatar University&nbsp; is&nbsp; a peer-reviewed, bilingual, open access journal. It provides a forum for quality research in multidisciplinary classical and contemporary Islamic studies in both Arabic and English from all over the world. Since 1980, <em>JCSIS</em> has established itself as a valuable resource both for scholars and students of Islamic Studies as well as for libraries. <em>JCSIS</em> encourages contributions from all branches of Islamic Studies with a view to deepening historical research on Islam, in both theory and practice, from historical and social-science perspectives since its emergence until modern times. <em>JCSIS </em>bridges East-West researchers and readers and presents up-to-date research.</p> https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3835 Front Matter 2024-01-20T12:00:17+03:00 ojsadmin mjaberi@qu.edu.qa 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3836 Back Matter 2024-01-20T12:02:38+03:00 ojsadmin mjaberi@qu.edu.qa 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3837 Editorial Foreword 2024-01-20T12:27:13+03:00 ojsadmin mjaberi@qu.edu.qa 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3838 Editorial Foreword 2024-01-20T19:40:57+03:00 ojsadmin mjaberi@qu.edu.qa 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3839 Table of Content 2024-01-20T19:43:43+03:00 ojsadmin mjaberi@qu.edu.qa 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3840 Table of Content 2024-01-20T19:46:56+03:00 ojsadmin mjaberi@qu.edu.qa 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3841 Islamic Culture in an Era of Religious Resurgence and Ideological Decline 2024-01-20T19:55:15+03:00 Adnan Muhammad Zarzour dradnanzar39@gmail.com <p><strong>Objectives:</strong>&nbsp;This study delves into the major obstacles that Islamic culture encountered across various historical eras, analysing how it successfully addressed them by engaging with the Quran and the Sunna while fostering a thorough and accurate understanding of these timeless sources. It explores how this engagement, a distinguishing feature of the adherents of the Sunni tradition (Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jamāʿa, i.e. those who follow the Quran &amp; the Prophet's teachings), resulted in the isolation of deviant sects with political or ideological inclinations, especially the most dangerous among them, the Bāṭiniyya sect, which manifested itself as populism and heresy, combating Islam as it spread across the lands, toppling thrones, kingdoms, and empires.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong>&nbsp;The author employed a descriptive method while adopting an analytical deductive approach to identify the most dangerous challenges Islamic culture faces from within.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: One of the most significant findings of this study is how to safeguard the beliefs and the practical application of Islam in daily life, protecting them from falling into the abyss of a distorted Islam or the "Islam of Harm." This harmful version of Islam has always found its supporters among secularists, idolaters and infidels, ever united in their struggle to defeat it.</p> <p><strong>Originality:</strong>&nbsp;This study's authenticity, depth, and precise diagnostic qualities are in harmony with the ground-breaking evolution of the Islamic Culture course at Qatar University.</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3842 The Educational Objective of the Islamic Culture Course 2024-01-20T20:18:46+03:00 Abdelmajid Najar abdelmajidn10@gmail.com Amar Benboudina amarbenboudinaa@qu.edu.qa <p>Objectives: This study aims to shed light on the awareness-building objective of the Islamic Culture course that introduces students to the Islamic sciences they will follow classes in, allowing them to distinguish fundamental religious issues from peripheral ones in each of them.<br>Methodology: We employed a descriptive approach to review the educational situation of Arab Muslim students, to elucidate the nature of the awareness-building element in the Islamic Culture course and to present its goals and core elements. Additionally, we used an analytical approach to analyse the aspects of Islamic educational theory operative in implementing these objectives.<br>Results: We found that dialogical and independent learning should lie jointly at the basis of the Islamic Culture course because together they achieve the course's main objective, observing the general specifications in defining the course's content, which are inclusiveness, generality, emphasis, standardisation, and focus.<br>Originality: This study elucidates a critical issue that still needs explanation: the cognitive framework on which the Islamic Culture course relies and its practical implementation for specialised and non-specialised students. In so doing, the study's perspective offers a fresh outlook on the course's characteristics.</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3843 Major Doctrinal and Intellectual Challenges for the Islamic Culture Course in the Universities 2024-01-20T20:30:23+03:00 Jamal Ahmad Zaid Al-Kilani shar@najah.edu Amer Joudallah amerjodallah@najah.edu <p><strong>Objectives</strong>: This study describes today's major doctrinal and intellectual threats that the Islamic Culture course in our universities should prepare students to address. These threats include atheism and the disconnection between belief and its practical implementation. How do we confront these threats? How do we transform our beliefs, values, and authentic customs from a state of stagnation into a culture guiding the behaviour of our youth?</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: This study employs descriptive and analytical methods to present and clarify the most important doctrinal and intellectual threats to today's Islamic culture, listing commonly proposed remedies for protecting our youth from these dangers.</p> <p><strong>Top of Form</strong></p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: Our Islamic culture still faces numerous threats in this era of globalisation, the most dangerous being doctrinal and intellectual. The disconnection between belief and its practical implementation and the emergence of new forms of atheism are doctrinal threats that we must address by establishing a solid theological groundwork. Misconceptions about the relationship between religion and the world in which we live and the concept of freedom in Islam represent intellectual threats that require further elaboration of the stance of the Sharia on these issues.</p> <p><strong>Originality</strong>: This study's scientific value lies in identifying today's major doctrinal and intellectual threats to our Islamic culture, particularly the contemporary threat of atheism. It elucidates the seriousness of these threats and their characteristics, listing the most commonly proposed remedies to confront them and achieve resilience and immunity for our university students.</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3845 Cleansing Islamic Culture Courses from Inauthentic Traditions and Clarifying the Problematic Ones 2024-01-20T20:36:55+03:00 Mohammad Said Hawwa msaid@mutah.edu.jo <p><strong>Objectives:</strong>&nbsp;This study emphasises the significance of cleansing Islamic Culture courses from certain unreliable or questionable traditions and clarifying elements that may be difficult for students to understand. It also seeks to propose general rules and guidelines in criticism and comprehension, stressing the necessity of offering Islamic Culture courses free from flaws.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong>&nbsp;This study employs an inductive approach by examining selected Islamic Culture textbooks prescribed in some Arab universities. It then briefly assesses their value according to the critical methodology of hadith scholars. The study followed an authentic approach rooted in professional methods of criticism and comprehension through inductive analysis of traditions, identifying essential rules and guidelines in dealing with them.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>This study emphasises the importance of properly selecting the material used in Islamic Culture courses, which necessitates careful and critical scrutiny of the traditions that these courses rely on. Moreover, it identifies the major factors in textual criticism, such as the combined analysis of chains of transmission and the traditions they authenticate and adherence to the requirements for strengthening traditions through corroborative evidence, following the rules set by hadith scholars. Some Islamic Culture courses turned out not to strictly adhere to these standards. Additionally, this study highlights the importance of forming specialised academic committees from various Islamic disciplines and involving scholars in psychology, sociology, media and the Arabic language in developing and reviewing Islamic Culture courses. Collaboration through reputable academic institutions is also encouraged.</p> <p><strong>Authenticity:</strong>&nbsp;The authenticity of this research lies in its relevance for Islamic Culture courses, significantly enhancing cognitive awareness, shaping students' behaviour, refining concepts and terminology, correcting misconceptions, ideas, and behaviours, and solidifying a culture of moderation and centrism. This requires reliance on the most reliable Islamic sources, primarily the Prophetic Sunna, and a sound interpretation of whatever has been said about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3846 The Development of the Islamic Culture Course at Qatar University: Theory and Practice 2024-01-20T20:46:06+03:00 Mohamed Abubakr Al-Musleh malmusleh@qu.edu.qa Abdel Jabbar Ahmad Said abdul_jabbar65@qu.edu.qa Ibrahim Abdulla I Al-Ansari dralansari@qu.edu.qa Mohammed Iqbal Farhat m.farahat@qu.edu.qa <p><strong>Objectives</strong>: The Islamic Culture course at Qatar University has undergone comprehensive and radical development since the fall of 2015. To document this developmental experience, study it, and disseminate it for further progress and the benefit of others, this study expounds the theoretical aspects of this wide-ranging development and its methodology, revealing the scope in which it differs from prevailing methods, the extent of its impact on creating the course, and the degree of rigour in its construction thanks to using a pilot.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: This study adopted a descriptive-historical method and a documentary-analytical approach. It described the theoretical aspect of the course development pilot, placed it in its historical context, documented it, analysed the governing methodology, illustrated the interrelation of its components, highlighted its uniqueness, and assessed its impact on the course's development.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>:</p> <ol> <li>It is essential to consider the historical context in developing the course, as it reveals the motives for its introduction, its actual need, and its uniqueness, providing valuable insights for the development process.</li> <li>Qatar University's comprehensive course development methodology stands out by the interconnectedness between its unique constitutive elements and its effectiveness in addressing serious challenges once identified.</li> <li>Organising a pilot before the course's widespread implementation was a critical factor in the success of the developmental project.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Authenticity</strong>: The authenticity of this study lies in its comprehensive and unprecedented analytical documentation of an innovative methodology for course development, including a pre-implementation pilot.</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3847 The Teaching Reality of the Developed Islamic Culture Course at Qatar University in 2017-2021: A descriptive-analytical study 2024-01-20T20:55:46+03:00 Amar Benboudina amarbenboudinaa@qu.edu.qa Ali Euchi aeuchi@qu.edu.qa Abubaker Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim aibrahim@qu.edu.qa <p><strong>Objectives</strong>: This study closely examines the teaching experiences regarding the Islamic Culture course at Qatar University as implemented after its development. It presents the academic community with details of this teaching experience to facilitate the exchange of knowledge regarding teaching methods for the course. Additionally, this study aims to trace how professors at the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies implemented the course development plan.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: This study employs a descriptive method by describing the teaching practice surrounding the Islamic Culture course and the students' interaction with the course's practical elements. It also examines the course's multiple enhancements. Furthermore, this study involves analysis and deduction to identify indicators related to classroom planning and management. The study employs an inductive approach by randomly selecting teaching models and categorising them based on performance and similarities.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>:</p> <ol> <li>Identification of variations among teaching models, some aligning with the course development plan while others do not.</li> <li>There is no universal solution to these variations in teaching, and the unique nature of teaching the course requires adapting modern teaching methods to each particular situation, especially since the course is open to students from various backgrounds and specialities.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Authenticity</strong>: Despite the richness of the experience teaching the Islamic Culture course at the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies at Qatar University, this experience still lacked adequate analysis and description. Hopefully, this study will serve as a scholarly presentation of this experience.</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies https://journals.qu.edu.qa/index.php/sharia/article/view/3848 Evaluation of the Experience of Qatar University's College of Sharia and Islamic Studies in Developing the Islamic Culture Course in the Years 2017-2021 2024-01-20T21:04:19+03:00 Abdelkader Bekhouche bekhouche@qu.edu.qa Salih Karim Al-Zanki salih.alzanki@qu.edu.qa Zakariya Mohmed Abdel-Hady Z.abdelhady@qu.edu.qa Zainab Rahmatullah zr1004737@student.qu.edu.qa <p><strong>Objectives</strong>: This study reviews the targeted outcomes of the development of the Islamic Culture course at the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies at Qatar University and its impact on the students, assessing the extent to which the development process has influenced the quality of course outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: The research team adopted an analytical, deductive, and case study approach, using analysis and evaluation tools such as questionnaires and surveys with random samples of students, professors, parents, and peer teachers. The collected data was then assessed and analysed, including evaluations of student assignments, tests, and presentations.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: The research team examined the experience of Qatar University's College of Sharia and Islamic Studies in developing the Islamic Culture course and evaluated the level of the learning outcomes. The study also assessed its impact on students' lives and the college's mission toward the university, society, and the job market. Based on this, the study provides several recommendations and suggestions to aid in developing the Islamic Culture course.</p> <p><strong>Authenticity</strong>: The value of this study lies in being the first to evaluate the development of the Islamic Culture course at Qatar University. Additionally, it employed various tools, including surveys, analysis of assignments, assessments, tests, student projects, and files. The study's sample was not limited to students but included professors, peer teachers, parents, and graduates. This study can contribute to further research related to the Islamic Culture course or other courses by utilising its research methodology, written output, results, and recommendations for evaluation and improvement.</p> 2024-01-21T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of College of Sharia and Islamic Studies