Cox's Bazar International University

Department of Islamic Studies

Introduction to Program

The Holy prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said “I have left you two things. You shall never go astray as long as you hold on to them. The book of Allah and my Sunnah” (Muatta Imam Malik: 1628).

The Department of Islamic Studies was established to realize the objective of Quran and Sunnah and eradicate misconceptions and misunderstanding of Islamic values, ethics, rules and regulations among the students. The department makes an endeavor to teach its students authenticity of Islam so that they can be able to distinguish between tradition of Islam and fabrications and unauthentic ones. As a result that they could be cleansed from the innovation, muddle and confusion which have led them away from Right path. The program is tailored to examine traditional Islamic knowledge and place such knowledge in the context of the challenges faced by modern society. The aims and objectives of the department are to produce competent scholars who will be well versed in basic Islamic disciplines and capable of guiding the Muslim Ummah in molding its life in accordance with the teachings of Islam. The department also intends to bring the modern techniques of communication to the knowledge of Its students. At last, the department and its programs are designed based on CBIU visions and mission which is on integration, Islamization and internationalization and comprehensive Excellence.

Brief History

The Department of Islamic Studies started its journey at Cox’s Bazar International university in 2017 as a part of faculty of Arts and Social Science. Soon after its establishment the department started offering graduate (BA Hons) and post graduate Program (MA for 1 year, 2 years) for the both male and female and regular and irregular students also. The courses in the department are taught in Bengali, English and Arabic by highly qualified faculties who have achieved their academic degree from home and abroad, especially from Arab Universities. With distinctive qualifications and specialization in Islamic studies and its history. Students of this department should cover many aspects of the Islam and Its bodies and they should study some other subject like Qur’anic science, hadith, Fiqh, comparative religion, contemporary ideology and Islamic history etc. and other general courses like English, Bangladesh studies, Bengali literature and general science also from general scheme of study. Otherwise, they will not be able to understand and convey the message of holy prophet (Peace be upon him) in current time. In this program students are exposed to issues related to Islamic Aqidah and analytical study of other religions from the perspective of Islam and contemporary issues the affecting the Muslim society. We started our journey with a few students but now the number of students is increasing every semester in both program BA(Hons) and MA(Master’s) from both field of students-Madrasah and College background students.

Vision Statement

To build up the graduates enlightened with moral character for promoting Islamic education of the highest quality and to make true and moderate Muslims and actual followers of Islam practicing Islamic instructions in the light of al-Qur’an and al-Sunnah guided by the prophet Muhammad (s.).

Mission of The Program

Our missions are both spiritual and academic. The department of Islamic studies expects to foster social responsibility regarding religious spiritual, economic and social justice. The specific missions are as follows:
>> The department of Islamic studies aims to promote human quality and unity within diversity, family and community well-being, and sustainable development through spiritual practices integrating in it research and community services in order to end up social injustice.
>> To generate competent, ethical, and noble Islamic scholars who are prepared for understanding Islam and its practices for bringing about qualitative changes to face the challenges of the 21th century.
>> To prepare skilled and competent professionals for Islamic education with principles and ethos needed to initiate and sustain qualitative changes to ensure leadership for social well-being.
>> To work for the enhancement of the professional standards of Islamic studies in Bangladesh.
>> To whet the curiosity among the students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Student, who successfully completes BA (honors) in Islamic Studies program, graduates with the following knowledge, skills and competence:
PLO 1: Demonstrates knowledge of at least one of the fields out of Tafsir, Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Kalam and Sufism at the level of expertise and establishes its relationship with other disciplines/identifies its association with the other disciplines.
PLO 2: Evaluates the main sources of the discipline he/she prefers as an area of expertise and successfully utilizes them in his/her researches.
PLO 3: Justify the origin, emergence and development of the discipline in its historical context.
PLO 4: Demonstrates knowledge of the basic concepts, subjects, methods and problems of the discipline and expresses them consistently.
PLO 5: Critically evaluates the historical experience and accumulation of knowledge in his/her discipline and utilizes them in the scientific studies.
PLO 6: Independently develops his/her knowledge and skills acquired at advance level and undertakes original publications, projects and researches.
PLO 7: Complies with the ethical rules of the academic integrity in his/her research and develops social consciousness and responsibility to act for the benefit of society and individuals.
PLO 8: Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity in Muslim societies and develop the skills to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Admission Requirements

An admission circular containing the admission requirements as per University Grant Commission (UGC) rules shall be announced for each academic session.
# At least GPA 5 (having minimum GPA 2.5 or 2nd division in both SSC & HSC or in equivalent examinations)
# At least GPA 6 (combined, but score not less than GPA 2 in any individual examination)
# The Children of Freedom Fighters: A total GPA of 5.00 or more in S.S.C. and H.S.C. Examinations combined,
# Level: Completed 5 subjects with no E in any subject.
# A Level: Completed 2 subjects with no E in any subject.
# In addition, the student has to have at least four C with no E in all seven subjects combined in O and A levels.
# A United States High School Diploma with required minimum grade point.
# H.S.C. Examination: Applicants must be from science group with Mathematics,
# Students should have Physics and Mathematics in both O and A level,
# If student holds HSC equivalent certificate from science group having mathematics and Physics, may also apply where the equivalence of the degree will be made by the equivalence committee to determine the eligibility.

Grading System and Performance Evaluation

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses this continuous assessment is made through Attendance, Class Tests and Assignments. This assessment is also made through Mid-term Examination and Semester Final Examination. The total marks distribution is as follows:

Mid-term Examination 20%
Assignment 10%
Class Tests 10%
Attendance & Behavior 10%
Final Examination 50%

Grading System

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A+ (A Plus) 4.00
75% to less than 80% A (A Regular) 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- ( A Minus) 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ (B Plus) 3.25
60% to less than 65% B (B Regular) 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- (B Minus) 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ (C Plus) 2.50
45% to less than 50% C (C Regular) 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
less than 40% F 0.00

Department of Islamic Studies

1st Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 1101 Introduction to Islam 3 3
IS 1102 Introduction to Al-Qur‘an 3 3
IS 1103 Introduction to Al-Hadith 3 3
ENG 1101 English Foundation 3 3
BNG 1101 Bengali Language and Literature 3 3
CSE 1101 Computer Fundamentals with Lab 3 3
Total 18

2nd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 1201 Principles of Tafseer 3 3
IS 1202 Introduction to Fiqh 3 3
IS 1203 Introduction to Aqaid 3 3
BNG 1201 History of Emergence of Bangladesh 3 3
SOC 1201 Introduction to Sociology 3 3
LAW 1201 Legal System of Bangladesh 3 3
Total 18

3rd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 2301 Fiqh al-Ibadat-I 3 3
IS 2302 History of Islam-I 3 3
IS 2303 Prominent Sufies in Bengal 3 3
ECO 2301 Basic Economics 3 3
MGT 2301 Principles of Management 3 3
ALL 2301 Elementary Arabic Language 3 3
Total 18

4th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 2401 Principles of Hadith 3 3
IS 2402 Islamic Dawah 3 3
IS 2403 Fiqh al-Muamalah 3 3
IS 2404 Islamic Ethics 3 3
GS 2401 Basic Science 3 3
ALL 2401 Advanced Arabic Language 3 3
Total 18

5th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 3501 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence 3 3
IS 3502 Tafseer-I 3 3
IS 3503 Hadith-I 3 3
IS 3504 Fiqh al-Ibadat-II 3 3
IS 3505 History of Islam-II 3 3
ENG 3501 Four skills of English Language 3 3
Total 18

6th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 3601 Tafseer-II 3 3
IS 3602 Hadith-II 3 3
IS 3603 Islamic Culture and Civilization 3 3
IS 3604 Islamic Political System 3 3
IS 3605 Islam in contemporary South Asia 3 3
IS 3606 Islam and Contemporary ideology 3 3
Total 18

7th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 4701 Islamic Economic System 3 3
IS 4702 Muslim Philosophy 3 3
IS 4703 Tasawwuf (Sufism) 3 3
IS 4701 Islam and Science 1.5 3
IS 4701 Public Administration and Islam 3 3
IS 4701 Research Methodology 1.5 3
Total 18

8th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Class Load/Week
IS 4801 Fiqh al- Jinayat 3 3
IS 4802 Islamic Social System 3 3
IS 4803 Islamic Banking and Insurance 3 3
IS 4804 Comparative Religions 3 3
IS 4805 Research Project 3 3
Total 15