Islamic Mysticism and Political Islam

Course Information
TitleΙσλαμικός Μυστικισμός και πολιτικό Ισλάμ / Islamic Mysticism and Political Islam
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAngeliki Ziaka
Course ID600014899

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To be informed and familiarize with the multiplicity of expressions and events, political, religious and mystical, within the Abode of Islam, with the ultimate goal of understanding the cultural, historical, theological and political causes of differentiation and development of the various branches, and in particular political Islam and Muslim mysticism with its diverse tariqas. To approach scientifically similarities and contradictions of the diverse tariqats with official Islam and the different expressions and embodiment of Political Islam.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Sufism and turuk (tariqats). Students will be informed about the diversity that exists in the Islamic world and they will understand the main branches of sunnis and shiis. They will learn about their theology and the evolution of these two branches, with a special reference to the shiis. At the same time they will be informed about the empirical and spiritual understanding of Islam from the diverse sufi branches. They will follow the evolution of Sufism during the formative, classic, modern and contemporary times.
sufism, Turuk, Islamic Mysticism, Sunnis, Shiis, Political Islam
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment381.5
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
Oral or written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γρ. Ζιάκας, Ο Μυστικός Ποιητής Μαουλάνα Τζαλαλεντίν Ρούμι και η διδασκαλία του, εκδ. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1996. 2.Καρλ Ερνστ (2001), ΣΟΥΦΙΣΜΟΣ Η ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΜΥΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΙΣΛΑΜ, Αρχέτυπο, ΑΘήνα
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