UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2019 for Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

Check out for UGC NET New Syllabus for Arab Culture and Islamic Studies for December 2019 – UGC NET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of UGC for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. This page includes new syllabus for NTA UGC NET 2019 December Arab Culture and Islamic Studies exam

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.

Paper I will have 50 question for 2 marks each – The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper II will consist of 100 questions each carries 2 marks – the question will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory

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NET Syllabus for Arab Culture And Islamic Studies

Code: 49

Unit I   – (Emergence of Islam) and khilafat-e-rashidah

  1. Socio-Religious conditions of pre-Islamic Arabia
  2. Political and Economic condition
  3. Prophet’s life at Makkah and Madina
  4. Migration: Importance and implications
  5. Formation of Islamic State and Society at Madina
  6. The Prophet(PBUH) as a Law giver, Statesman and Mercy to mankind
  7. Institution of Khilafat: Importance and relevance
  8. Consolidation of Arabia under caliph Abu Bakr
  9. Expansion and administration of Islamic State under Caliph Umar
  10. Expansion and Political Developments under Caliph Uthman and Caliph Ali
  11. Achievements of Khilafat-e-Rashidah

Unit II -The Umayyads

  1. The establishment of Umayyad dynasty
  2. Prominent rulers
  3. Prominent Sahabi and Tabaie scholars
  4. Arabisation of the State
  5. Social and Economic conditions
  6. Administration
  7. Education
  8. Development of Arabic Language and Literature
  9. Art and Architecture
  10. Causes of Decline

Unit III – The Abbasids

  1. The establishment of the Abbasid rule
  2. Prominent rulers
  3. Prominent Scholars
  4. Administration
  5. Socio-Cultural Developments
  6. Development of Religious sciences
  7. Education and Educational Institutions
  8. Development of Arabic Language and Literature
  9. Art and Architecture
  10. Trade and Commerce
  11. Relations with neighbouring States
  12. Causes of decline

Unit IV – The Arabs in Spain and Sicily

  1. The establishment of Umayyad rule in Spain
  2. The conquest of Sicily
  3. Prominent rulers
  4. Prominent Scholars and their impact on the west
  5. Socio-Cultural developments
  6. Contribution to Science and Literature
  7. Development of Libraries and Educational Institutions
  8. Agriculture, Trade and Commerce
  9. Art and Architecture
  10. Disintegration of the Empire: Emergence of Small City-State
  11. Muwahhidin and Murabitin: Emergence and decline
  12. Fall of Granada and Spanish Inquisition

Unit V – Dynasties of East and West

  1. Ghaznavids
  2. Saljuqs
  3. Samanids
  4. Fatimids
  5. Khwarizmshahs
  6. Mamluks
  7. Aghlabids
  8. Hamadanids
  9. Idrisids
  10. Tulunids
  11. Ikhshidids
  1. Ayyubids
  2. Qachars

Unit VI – The Ottoman and Safavid Empire

  1. Origin and Development of Ottoman Empire
  2. Prominent Ottoman Rulers
  3. The Ottoman administration and army
  4. Socio-Religious and Educational conditions
  5. The Ottoman Society
  6. The Ottomans and the west
  7. Art and Architecture
  8. The Ottoman decline: causes
  9. Origin and Development of Safavid Empire
  10. Shah Ismail and the promotion of Shi´ism
  11. Shah-Abbas and the administrative reforms
  12. Art and Architecture
  13. Trade and Commerce

Unit VII – Islam in India

  1. Advent of Islam in India (Kerala)
  2. Islam in Sindh: Muhammad bin Qasim’s Administration and Religious Policy
  3. Establishment of Delhi Sultanate
  4. Administration during the sultanate period
  5. Socio-Religious and Educational conditions
  6. Madaris and their syllabii
  7. Contribution to Fiqh and Hadith Literature
  8. The Mughal rule and administration
  9. Socio-Religious and Educational scenario during the Mughal Rule
  10. Contribution to Fiqh and Hadith Literature (Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi, Shah Waliullah, Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi and others)
  11. Mughal art and architecture
  12. Industry, Trade and Commerce
  13. 1757: British Colonialism and its expansion
  14. 1857: First war of independence and its consequences
  15. Role of Muslims in the freedom struggle: Khilafat and non-cooperation movements

Unit VIII – Islamic Sciences – Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh

  1. Collection and compilation of Quran
  2. Ethical, Social, Political and Economic teachings of the Quran
  3. Origin and development of Tafsir Literature
  4. Classical Tafsir: Al-Tabari, Al-Razi and Zamakhshari
  5. Tafsir in the modern age: Tafsir al-Manar, Fi-zilal al-Quran, Bayan al-Quran, Tarjuman al-Quran, Tafhim al-Quran, Tadabbur al-Quran and Tafsir al-Quran
  6. Origin and development of Hadith Literature
  7. Compilation of Hadith Literature
  8. Riwayah and Dirayah
  9. Muwatta, Musnad,Sihahe-Sitta and their compilers (authors)
  10. Origin and development of Fiqh Literature
  11. Sources of Islamic Fiqh

Unit IX – Muslim Philosophy, Sufism and Muslim Contribution to Knowledge

  1. Origin and development of Muslim philosophy
  2. Classical Muslim Philosophers: Al-Kindi, Farabi, Ibn-Sina, Al-Ghazzali, Ibne Rushd.
  3. Qadariyya, Murjiyya, Khawarij, Mutazalites and Asharites
  4. Origin and development of Sufism
  5. Prominent Sufis: Hassan al- Basri, Junaid Baghdadi, Ibne-Arabi and Sheikh Ali Hujwiri
  6. Major Sufi orders: Chishtiyya, Suhrawardiyya, Qadiriyya, Naqshabandiyya
  7. Muslim contribution to Natural and Social Sciences: Medicine, Mathematics, Astronomy, Historiography, Geography, chemistry and Botany
  8. Prominent classical thinkers and scientists Al-Mawardi, Al-Biruni, Ibn-Tayimiyya, Ibn-Khaldun, Ibn al Baytar, Ibn al-Haytham etc.

Unit X – Modern Trends, Movements in Islam

  1. Advent of Western Modernity and Technology in Egypt and India
  2. Muhammad Ali Pasha and his reforms
  3. Tanzimat
  4. Sir Syed and his educational movement
  5. Modern religious movements: The Wahabiyya, the Sokoto and Faraizi movement
  6. Shah Waliullah and his movement
  7. Syed Ahmad Shaheed and his movement
  8. Ikhwan al-Muslimun and Jamaate-Islami
  9. Young Turk Movement, Nursi Movement
  10. Arab Nationalism: Abdul Rehman al-Kawakibi
  11. Western Modernity in Turkey and Iran:Mustafa Kemal and Reza Shah
  12. Muslim Modernist thinkers: Ali-Abdul Raziq, Qasim Amin, Fazlur Rahman
  13. Contemporary Muslim Organisations and Schools of Thought: Deoband, Nadwa, the Salfis and Barelvis
  14. Modern Islamic Thinkers: Jamalud-din-Afghani, Muhammad Abduh, Rashid Rida, Hasan al- Banna, Syed Qutb, Shibli Nomani, Allama Iqbal, Abul-A´la Maududi, Ayatullah Khomeini, Ali Shariati and Ahmed Kasravi Tabrezi.
  15. The Iranian Revolution
  16. The Palestine Problem – Liberation Organisation: PLO, Hamas, and Hezbollah
  17. The Arab Spring
  18. Egypt: Democracy on Trial
  19. Conflicts in West Asia: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yeman
  20. Indo-Arab Relations

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