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CSS Examination Syllabus - Islamic History and Culture


Islamic History & Culture ( Total Marks - 200 )

Paper I (Marks-l00)

  1. Humanity at the dawn of Islam
    • A brief survey of major world civilization, with special emphasis on their intellectual, humanistic and special institutions - their impact on world history.
  2. Advent of Islam
    • Life and teachings of the Holy Prophet. Foundations of a new and revolutionary world order: Institutions of Islam; Political. Social, Economic and Legal Structure of the Islamic polity.
    • The Quran: Emphasis on the study of Nature and Research. Changes brought by Islam in human thinking and behaviour.
  3. Foundation of Muslim State
    • Early conquests of the Khulfa-i-Rashidin; Administrative and legal structure of the State.
    • Political and Ideological differences and the emergence of the Ummayyads: Expansion and consolidation of the Empire.
  4. The Grandeur of Islam
    • Philosophical, scientific and Literary Progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period.
  5. The Ottoman Caliphate
    • Turkish march towards Europe. Political structure of the Turkish Empire, salient features of their administration, decline and disintegration.

Paper II (Marks - 100)

  1. Islam in Africa and Spain
  2. Muslim achievements in Natural and Social Sciences:
    • Schools of Baghadad, Spain and Iran, Muslim contribution to History, Science. Medicine and other branches of human civilization.
  3. Muslim Arts
    • Muslims' contribution in architecture, music, painting, handicrafts, pottery, calligraphy, etc.
  4. Renaissance and Reformation
    1. Origin of this intellectual revolution; Contribution of' Muslim Universities and Seminaries in Spain and Baghdad:
      Dissemination of Muslim learning's in the West.
  5. Modem World
    • Impact of Islam on Western thought, social institutions and economic policies.

Suggested Readings

    • Title
    • Author
    • 1
    • Discovering Islam - Making Sense of Muslim History and Society
    • Ahmed, Akbar S.
    • 2
    • Islam: Ideology and Leading Issues
    • Ali, Anwar
    • 3
    • The Spirit of Islam
    • Ali, S. Ameer
    • 4
    • Aspects of Islamic Civilization: The Muslim World Depicted Through Its Literature
    • Arberry, A.J.
    • 5
    • The Preaching of Islam - A History of the Muslim Faith
    • Arnold, T.W.
    • 6
    • The History of Philosophy in Islam
    • Boer, T.J. De
    • 7
    • History of the Islamic People
    • Brockelmann, Carl (ed)
    • 8
    • Spanish Islam
    • Dozy, R.
    • 9
    • Studies on the Civilization of Islam
    • Gibb Hamilton A.R.
    • 10
    • The Religion of Islam Vol. I & II
    • Glawash, Ahmed A.
    • 11
    • Classical Islam; A History 600-1258
    • Grunebaum, G.E. Voni
    • 12
    • Cambridge History of India
    • Holts, P.M. and Lewis, Bernard
    • 13
    • Islam Resurgent: The Islamic World Today
    • Irving, T.B.
    • 14
    • Islam: From Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinpole
    • Lewis, Bernard
    • 15
    • Islam in History
    • Munir, Muhammad
    • 16
    • Islam and the Modern World
    • Nadawi, Abu Hassan Ali
    • 17
    • The Making of the Past; the Spread of Islam
    • Rogers, Michael
    • 18
    • A History of Medieval Islam
    • Saunders, J.J.
    • 19
    • Introduction to Islamic Civilization
    • Savory, R.M. (ed)
    • 20
    • The Legecy of Islam
    • Schacht, Joseph & Bosworth, C.E. (eds)
    • 21
    • Islamic History - A New Interpretation AD 750 - 1055
    • Shaban, M.A.
    • 22
    • A History of Muslim Philosophy
    • Sharif, M.M.
    • 23
    • Muslim Thought: Its Origin and Achievements
    • Mohammed Hanif Nadvi
    • 24
    • Studies in Islamic History
    • Siddiqi, Amir Hassan

Check other Subjects and Syllabus below:

Compulsory Subjects

General Knowledge

Optional Subjects:

(subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)

Group A

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration

Group B

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group C

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group D (Science Subjects )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group E (History Subjects )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group F

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination with International Relations.

Group G

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group H (Regional Languages )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.

Group I (National and Foreign Languages )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.


 
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