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: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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
Upon completion of the lectures students will be able to: -know and become familiar with the multiplicity of expressions and events, political, religious and secret, within the house of Islam -understand the cultural, historical, theological and political causes of the diversification and development of the various branches of Islam -know the phenomenon of political Islam and its various expressions -understand the nature of Muslim mysticism and its various expressions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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
During the lessons the lectures are held with slides.
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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