Bachelor of Islamic Studies – Jurisprudence and Fatwa

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First: University Requirements – (39) Credit Hours
Course No.Course NameCredit HoursPre-requisiteStudy System
01011108Arabic Morphology and Syntax 13Physical Attendance
01011017English Language 13Physical Attendance
01013029Introduction to Humanities3Physical Attendance
01014043UAE Society and National Identity3Remote Learning
01014052Islamic Philosophy3Remote Learning
02021001Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (E)3Remote Learning
01011013As-Seerah An-Nabawiyyah – The Prophetic Biography3Physical Attendance
01014056Research Methods and Innovation3Remote Learning
02021002Fundamentals of Information System & Technologies (E)3Physical Attendance
02021003Data Analysis (E)302021002Physical Attendance
01012019Natural Sciences3Physical Attendance
02021004Artificial Intelligence (E)302021003Remote Learning
01012024Islamic Thought and Civilization3Physical Attendance
Second: Program Compulsory Requirements – (42) Credit Hours
01011101Quran recitation and memorization (1)2Remote Learning
01011107Quran recitation and memorization (2)201011101Remote Learning
01014157Quran recitation and memorization (3)201011107Remote Learning
01011327Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence (1)3Remote Learning
01011221Jurisprudence of Worship (1)3Physical Attendance
01012219Jurisprudence of Worship (2)301011221Remote Learning
01012221Jurisprudence of Financial Transactions (1)3Physical Attendance
01011213Quranic Sciences and the Origins of Interpretation3Remote Learning
01011214Hadith Sciences – Hadith Authentication3Physical Attendance
01011330Introduction to Economics3Remote Learning
01011445The Purposes of Islamic Law3Physical Attendance
01012337Jurisprudence of Family and its Issues3Remote Learning
01011215Islamic Theology3Physical Attendance
02024018Graduation Project6Passing no less than 96 academic hoursRemote Learning
Third: Optional Requirements – (03) Credit Hours
01011109Arabic Morphology and Syntax (2)301011108Physical Attendance
01011329Sciences of Rhetoric3Physical Attendance
01011336Moral Education3Remote Learning
02014024Effective Communication Skills3Physical Attendance
Fourth: Specialization Compulsory Requirements – (36) Credit Hours
01011333Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence (2)301011327Physical Attendance
01012336Jurisprudence of Financial Transactions (2)301012221Physical Attendance
01012401Jurisprudence Rules and their Applications3Remote Learning
01012338Islamic Inheritance Jurisprudence3Remote Learning
01014149Jurisprudential Difference3Physical Attendance
01014150Creation of Fatwa3Physical Attendance
01012402Jurisprudence of Tanzil and Contemporary Jurisprudence Issues301011333Physical Attendance
01014151Jurisprudence Research and renewal of Religious Discourse3Physical Attendance
01012128Scriptural Texts Analysis301012401Remote Learning
02024016Intellectual Security3Remote Learning
01014049Field Training6Physical Attendance
Head of Department: DR. YOUSEF OMAR


Program Information
  • Program Name: Bachelor of Islamic Studies – Major: Jurisprudence and Fatwa
  • Program Code: 123
  • Program Initial Approval Date: 24 May 2021
  • Program Providing Entity: College of Islamic Studies
  • Program Duration: (8) Eight Semesters
  • Program Hours: (120) Credit Hours
  • Total Number of Modules: (38) Modules
Bachelors Degree Program Admission Requirements
  • The applicant shall achieve a minimum average of:
    • 80% in the general secondary certificate for the General Track
    • 75% in the general secondary certificate for the Advanced Track
    • 70% in the general secondary certificate for the Elite Track
  • The student shall pass the personal interview, which includes an oral test and a placement test.
The student shall meet the following requirements to be admitted at the end of the first semester
  • A minimum average of (2) in the semester average.
  • A minimum score of (1250) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in Arabic language, and a minimum score of (1000) in English or its equivalent in other standardized tests (IETLS, TOEFL …).
  • A minimum score of (700) points in the Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) in mathematics.

Bachelors Degree Program Admission Adopted Standards

  • Knowledge of the Islamic religion fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Arabic language fundamentals
  • Correct pronunciation and correct reading
  • General knowledge
  • Knowledge of English language fundamentals
  • General Personal Features
Study System
  • The study system of the program is the credit hours system, and teaching will be during the academic week days only, i.e., from Monday to Friday.
  • The program is presented in the blended study system in accordance with the academic accreditation standards of the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Graduation Requirements:
  • In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree at Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities, the student must complete all courses with a minimum grade of (1.00) per each course, achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of (00.2), and complete (120) credit hours as a minimum. He shall also pass the competency test in the specialization, the English language test, and the Arabic language test with a minimum average of (75%), and successfully complete all major curriculum requirements, including field training and graduation projects.
Course Completion

The course is completed with a mark equal to or above 60%.

Minimum and maximum academic load for the student

The student’s academic load in one semester ranges between (12) credit hours as a minimum, (18) credit hours as an upper limit, and (21) credit hours as a maximum.

Certificates are awarded at the university with one of the following grades:
3.60 – 4.00Excellent
3.00 – less than – 3.6Very Good
2.5 – less than – 3.00Good
2.00 – less than – 2.5Fair
 Program Objectives
  1. To Prepare the student to engage in contemporary human civilization and be openness to the others, and empower the student with the means required to achieve that purpose.
  2. To enable the student to acquire the qualifications of serious scientific research.
  3. To prepare the student for integration into professional life.
  4. To prepare the student for the purpose of promoting the spirit of moderation, temperance and flexibility in society.


Programme Outcomes
  • Identify through a comprehensive understanding the terms, issues, sources and references of knowledge related to the specialization.
  • Analyze legal and literary texts under a sober scientific and applied approach.
  • Employ research methods and creativity skills in understanding issues and solving problems.
  • Utilize the acquired knowledge in developing student capabilities and building a scientific personality capable of taking responsibility.
  • Demonstrate independent thinking in the explanation of true religion and refutation of suspicions.
  • Discuss news and ideas in a critical manner in order to achieve the interest of the work.
  • Apply communication and public speaking skills to establish a moderation approach that considers the local context and its specificities.
  • Contribute in addressing family and community issues adopting sound thinking and good behavior that serve the public interest.
  • Promote the values of tolerance, considering religious and national affiliation, and reinforcing the state’s efforts to reject extremism and militancy.
  • Positively communicate with his professional surroundings through continuous self-development and tight management.
Alignment between the program learning outcomes and the National Qualification System (NQS)

The program outcomes have been aligned with the National Qualification System (NQS) of the United Arab Emirates

StrandNational Qualification System StatementsProgramme Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeSpecialized factual and theoretical knowledge, and an understanding of the scope of work or specialty.PP
An understanding of knowledge and theories in the areas relevant to work or specialization.PP
An understanding of the precise method for creating and establishing a systematic, interconnected collection of knowledge and concepts.PP
Thorough understanding of rigorous analysis, research systems and methods, and evaluation of technical approaches to problems solving.PP
Good acquaintance with current and modern sources of knowledge and scientific research.PP
SkillsCreative and analytical technical skills suitable for problem-solving, including innovation and sustainability.PPP
Evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods in the search and investigation processes to find solutions.PPP
Evaluate and apply appropriate research tools and strategies related to the field of knowledge or specialty.PPP
Advanced and sophisticated IT skills to explain and analyze complex issues.PPP
Autonomy and ResponsibilityPossibility to take responsibility for developing innovative methods to evaluate and manage complex procedures and processes.PP
Possibility to manage design-related processes in unexpected, unusual and volatile (changing) situations.PP
To work as an individual creatively and effectively in leading the team through practicing activities.PP
To express a personal, subjective opinion, and accept responsibility for society as a whole.PP
Integration into the Context


Ability to work independently within the technical contexts and adapt to supporting functional roles.PPP
Ability to assume responsibility and achieve individual and collective outcomes, and individual work management skillsPPP
Ability to engage with peers at work of professionals and highly qualified individuals.PPP
Ability to assume responsibility for management, career development and direct guidance for individuals and groupsPPP
Self-developmentAbility to conduct self-assessment and assume responsibility for participating in job performance, in addition to relentless pursuit towards career development and continuous learning.PP
Ability to manage work tasks on a personal and professional level and within complex and unfamiliar learning contexts occasionally.PP
Employment Opportunities

A graduate of the Bachelor of Islamic Studies Program- Jurisprudence and Fatwa is qualified to work in various fields within the following institutions:

  • General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments
    • Fatwa Center
    • Research under the supervision of the Authority.
    • Research under the supervision of the UAE Council for Fatwa
    • Supervising Quran Memorization Centers.
    • Mentoring the actors in the religious field of muftis, imams, and preachers.
  • Justice and judiciary professions.
  • Educational professions
    • Teaching in educational institutions.
    • Teaching and research in the higher education institutions.
  • Ministry of Tolerance
  • Al Muwatta Centre
  • Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies & Research
  • Zayed House for Islamic Culture.