Post Graduate Degree Courses

Advanced Certificate in Islamic Studies

Advanced Certificate in Islamic Studies

The Advanced Certificate in Islamic Studies offers the students an opportunity to concentrate on the Qur’an, Hadeeth and other Islamic Texts and provides a worthwhile training in the translation of Islamic religious material. The degree is designed to benefit academicians, Islamic instructors in other institutions, translators of Islamic material into English in research centers, government departments and da’wah centers. It provides excellent research training and a profitable qualification for those who wish to progress to higher post graduate degrees.


  1. To enable students to correctly understand the fundamental principles of underlying Islamic Teachings.
  2. To prepare the students on doctrines and Jurisprudence of Islam.
  3. To enable students to serve as faithful representatives of a practiced Islam.

Programme Outcomes

The Advanced Certificate learners will be able to understand

  1. The Islamic religious tradition within historical, social and cultural contexts;
  2. Visual, performative and oral expressions of the heritage of Islam, including language, literature, art, and architecture;
  3. Intra-Islamic differences and issues of inter-cultural diversity and integration within the Islamic world;
  4. The political systems of Muslim majority countries.

Course Specific Outcomes

  1. The students will acquire necessary skills in reading and using both classical and modern Arabic. Without these skills they cannot expect to access the vast treasury of Islamic thought and culture, still less to benefit by interrogating it critically.
  2. Arabic remains the common language among Islamic scholars from different parts of the world and is therefore essential for the exchange of perspectives and experiences. We enable the students to read the Qur’aan and Qur’aanic commentary, so that they understand how its teaching educates conscience and behaviour.
  3. They will be able to explain others, s well as understand for themselves, how the guidance of the Qur’aan relates to contemporary issues and circumstances.

The Advanced Certificate in Islamic Studies has been designed for those who seek to gain insights into the advanced topics of the Islamic Law & its Implementation as understood by the early generations of righteous scholars in a research oriented & an academic format. The students represent a diverse group coming from all over Tamil Nadu.

Duration of the Programme and Support System:

It is Post-graduate programme of 2 Year duration (4 Semesters), the details of which are given below:


S. No.
Code Course Title
1 ACIS-11 Arabic Language – I
2 ACIS-12 Advanced Islamic Jurisprudence
3 ACIS-13 Principles of Morals and Methodology of Propogating
4 ACIS-14 Islamic Law of Contract & Capital Market
5 Non-BAIS Elective Islamic Studies – Basic Level
BAIS Elective Islam in India: Religion, Culture and Politics
6 ACIS-21 Arabic Language – Adv. Grammar
7 ACIS-22 Science of Hadeeth – I
8 ACIS-23 Islamic Banking & Insurance
9 ACIS-24 Quranic Sciences I
10 Non-BAIS Elective Seerah
BAIS Elective Islamic Civilization
11 ACIS-31 Quranic Sciences II
12 ACIS-32 Science of Hadeeth – II
13 ACIS-33 Research Methodology
14 Non-BAIS Elective Islamic Aadaab
BAIS Elective Life History of the 4 Noble Imams
15 ACIS-41 Islamic Ideologies and Modern Thoughts
16 ACIS-42 Legal Maxims & Objectives of Islamic Legislation
17 ACIS-43 Comparative Study of Religions and Muslim Sects
18 ACIS-44 Dissertation