Muslim Tradition I (Sunna)

Course Information
TitleΜουσουλμανική Παράδοση Ι (Sunna) / Muslim Tradition I (Sunna)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAngeliki Ziaka
Course ID600012629

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

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ ΣΤ (103)
CalendarThursdsay 12:00 to 15:00
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
  • Arabic (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students must be able to: -Name the canonical collections of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (hadith) -Reproduce explanations with examples in Arabic terminology and availability of credibility levels of hadiths -Reproduce and explain through examples the terminology in Arabic of the different levels of acceptability of the hadith -Read in Arabic brief hadiths that were taught in class -Describe the basic structure of the collections -Read introductory research literature on the topic in languages other than Greek -Problematize and reflect on the academic and confessional approaches on the topic
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is a first introduction to the main texts of the Islamic Tradition, which apart from the Qur'an and its interpretations, are mainly the collections with the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (ḥadīth). It presents the role of the above texts in the formation of Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh) and Islamic Theology ('ilm al-Kalām) and Islamic dogmatics ('ilm al-Aqida) during the formative and early classical period. Students become familiar with the early canonical ḥadīth collections and the role of those collections in shaping the various forms of "orthodoxy" and un-orthodoxy in Islam.
Islam, Sunna, Hadith, Muslim Tradition
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
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
Use of Power Points during the lessons. Cooperation with the students through E-Mails. Elearning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Examinations have always an oral element and they can additionally be written. Class participation counts towards the final mark
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Maxime Rodinson, Μωάμεθ, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2006
Additional bibliography for study
Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις • Jonathan Brown's Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World, Oxford 2009 • Burton, J., An Introduction to the Hadith, Edinburgh 1994. • Burton, John. Introduction to the Tradition (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000) • Brown, J., The Canonization of Bukhārī and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunnī .adīth Canon, Leiden 2007.
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