Islamic Studies (CSS 2022)

Islamic Studies (CSS 2023)

Islamic Studies Syllabus for CSS 2023

I.  Introduction to Islam.

  • Concept of Islam
  • Importance of Din in Human
  • Difference between Din and Religion
  • Distinctive Aspects of Islam
  • Islamic Beliefs and its Impact on Individual & Society
  • and the Fundamental of Islam
  • Islamic Worships: Spiritual, Moral and Social

II. Study of Sirah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a role model for: 

  • Individual
  • Diplomat
  • Educator
  • Military Strategist
  • and Peace Maker

III. Human Rights and Status of Woman in Islam.

  • Human Rights and Status of Woman in Islam
  • Dignity of Men and Women

IV. Islamic Civilization and Culture:

  • Meanings and the Vital  Elements
  • Role of Civilization in Development of Human Personality and Community
  • Characteristics of Islamic Civilization (Tawhid, Self-purification, Dignity of Man, Equality, Social Justice, Moral Values, Tolerance, Rule of Law)

V. Islam and the World.

  • Impact of Islamic Civilization on the West and Vice Versa
  • The Role of Islam in the Modern World.
  • Muslim World and the Contemporary Challenges
  • The rise of Extremism.

VI. Public Administration and Governance in Islam

  • Concept of Public Administration in Islam
  • Quranic Guidance on Good Governance
  • Concept of Governance and its Applications in the light of Qur’an, Sunnah and
  • Governance Structure in Islam (Shura, Legislation, Sources of Islamic Law)
  • Governance under Pious Khilafat
  • Particular letters of Hazrat Umar (R.A) and Hazrat Ali (R.A) to different
  • Responsibilities of Civil Servants
  • System of Accountability (hisbah) in Islam

 VII. Islamic Code of Life.

  • Salient Features of Islamic System, Social System, Political System, Economic
  • System, Judicial System, Administrative System,
  • Procedure of Ijma and Ijtihad

Islamic Studies: CSS Past Papers Analysis

Area 1: Introduction to Islam

  1. Good combination of reason (intellect) and revelation can resolve today’s issues of humankind. (CSS 2014)
  2. Describe the importance and philosophy of Fasting (SAUM). Also explain its individual and collective benefits. (CSS 2014 & 2013)
  3. Define the doctrine of Roza (fast) and explain how to achieve the goals of mutual co-operation and collective justice besides the purification of individual soul through the application of this doctrine. (CSS 2014 & 2007)
  4. The entire faith in prophet hood is unacceptable without faith in finality of prophethood. Discuss in the light of Quran & Sunnah. (CSS 2015)
  5. Highlight the importance of Zakat and prove that economic stability of a society can be ensured through its effective implementation. (CSS 2015)
  6. Argue for supremacy of Wahi (revelation) as the solution of Human problems against other sources of human knowledge. (CSS 2015)
  7. What is the difference between Deen and Religion? Describe the importance of Deen in human life with arguments. (CSS 2016)
  8. Define the meaning of prayer and its different categories. Also describe the spiritual, moral and social impact of prayers. (CSS 2016)
  9. Who are entitled to receive Zakat according to the Quran? Elucidating social impact of Zakat, clarify how can poverty be alleviated with its distribution in Islamic Society? (CSS 2017)
  10. Write a comprehensive note on Zakat system of Islam and its spiritual, moral and social impacts. (CSS 2018)
  11. Define Tauheed. What is its impact on individual life and the society? Elaborate. (CSS 2019)
  12. Write a comprehensive note on Hajj (the pilgrimage) and its spiritual, moral and social impacts. (CSS 2019)

Area 2: Study of Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a role model

  1. Describe the Islamic concept of peace in the light of Quran & Sunnah. (CSS 2014)
  2. What is difference between Jihad and Fasaad (Hostility)? Discuss the probabilities of practical application of Quranic concept of Jihad in current international scenario. (CSS 2015)
  3. Describe the characteristics of Military strategist in the light of Seerah of Muhammad (PBUH) with arguments. (CSS 2016)
  4. Elucidate  how  the  Prophet  of  Islam  (Peace  be  upon him)  exemplified  him  as  the greatest  peace maker  in  the world  by making  reconciliation  with  pagans,  Jews  and Christians? (CSS 2017)
  5. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the prophet of peace and safety. Explain with arguments. (CSS 2018)
  6. Give a general estimate of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) character in the battle fields as a commander. (CSS 2019)
  7. Discuss the status and grade of “Tolerance and Forgiveness” in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). (CSS 2020)
  8. Discuss in detail the principles and terms and conditions for “Jihad” in the light of Quran and Sunnah. (CSS 2020)
  9. Analyze the Madina Accord as a “Social Contract” in detail. (CSS 2020)

Area 3: Human rights and status of women in Islam 

  1. Give a comparative review on the role of women in Islam and Modern Society. (CSS 2014)
  2. Write a comprehensive note on the right of inheritance granted to women by Islam. (CSS 2017)
  3. Describe the rights of women in Islam in context of current wave of the feminist movement. (CSS 2019)
  4. The last Sermon of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the basic document for awakening of conscious of mankind for human rights”. Discuss. (CSS 2020)

Area 4: Islamic Civilization & Culture

  1. Describe the status and aim of Islamic Ummah in the light ofÂ Ű§Ù†ŰȘم Ű§Ù„Ű§ ŰčلوÚș Ű§Ù† کنŰȘم مومنین. (CSS 2014)
  2. Explain the concept & Structure of Muslim Ummah & give suggestions for its revival. (CSS 2015)
  3. What is meant by culture and civilization? Describe the characteristics of Islamic culture. (CSS 2016)
  4. Explain the concept of self-purification in the light of the Quran and Sunnah and its impact on society. (CSS 2017)
  5. What is Self-purification and Ehsan? Explain it in the light of Quran and Sunnah, also describe its individual and collective impacts. (CSS 2018)
  6. Describe, in detail, the basic characteristics of Islamic civilization. (CSS 2018)
  7. Throw light in detail on the moral values system of Islam as a significant feature of Islamic civilization. (CSS 2019)
  8. Islam teaches the lesson of human respect and dignity irrespective of colour, race and creed. Discuss. (CSS 2020)

Area 5: Islam and the World

  1. Stability of modern society depends upon a strong family system in the light of Islamic principles, Discuss. (CSS 2015)
  2. Give a comparison of Islamic ideology and modern western thought about present trends of individuality. (CSS 2015)
  3. What are the contemporary challenges of Muslim world? Suggest its solutions in the light of Quran and Sunnah. (CSS 2016)
  4. Enumerate the reasons of extremism in Pakistan and suggest solutions to eradicate it in the light of Islamic teachings. (CSS 2017)
  5. Point out the motives of terrorism in Pakistan. How can the society get rid of terrorism? (CSS 2018)

Area 6: Public Administration in Islam

  1. Describe the wisdom of gradual revelation of Qur’an for Islamic Law. (CSS 2014)
  2. Write a comprehensive note on the importance of Sunnah in interpretation & legislation. (CSS 2015)
  3. Highlight the concept of Public Administration in Islam. Explain the responsibilities of Civil Servants. (CSS 2016)
  4. How were the Rightly-guided Caliphs elected? To what extent their system of government be regarded as democratic? (CSS 2017)
  5. Highlight the responsibilities of civil servants in the light of Islamic teachings. (CSS 2018)
  6. Is extremism a challenge to Islam? Discuss in the context of contemporary challenges faced by Muslim Ummah. (CSS 2019)
  7. Write a comprehensive note on the bravery and juridical Wisdom of Hazrat Ali (R.A) (CSS 2020)

Area 7: Islamic code of life

  1. Discuss the possibilities of an Islamic state under the present political system of democracy. (CSS 2014)
  2. Describe the limitations of co-existence and contradictions in the Islamic & western social system. (CSS 2014)
  3. In the presence of interest based global system, discuss the possibility of interest free Islamic financial system. (CSS 2014)
  4. Discuss the salient features of Islamic political system in the light of governance under pious Khilafat-i-Rashida. (CSS 2016)
  5. Define Ijma’ (consensus) and explain its different kinds. Highlight its importance in the light of the Qur’ān and Sunnah. (CSS 2017)
  6. Define Ijtihad, also highlight its contemporary importance in the light of Islamic Fiqh. (CSS 2018)
  7. Give suggestions to reform Pakistani politics keeping in view the different aspects of political system of Islam. (CSS 2019)
  8. Islamic Financial and Economic system is the solution of the human financial problems. Discuss. (CSS 2020)

Recommended Books-

  • Introduction to Islam (Dr. Hamidullah)
  • Islam: its meaning and Message (Khurshid Ahmad)
  • Islam: The Misunderstood Religion (Muhammad Qutub)
  • Islam at the Cross-roads (Muhammad Asad)
  • Islam and the Economic Challenge (Umer Chapra)
  • A brief Survey of Muslim Science and Culture (M.  Abdur Rahman)
  • Administrative Development an Islamic Perspective (Muhammad Al-Buraey)
  • Quranic Sciences (Afzalur Rahman)
  • Islamization of Pakistan (Zafar Iqbal)
  • Islamic Law and Constitution (Abul A’ la Mawdudi)
  • Insan e Kamil (Dr Khalid Alvi)
  • Islami Tehzeeb Kay Chund Darakhshan Pehlo (Mustafa Sabali)
  • Islam Aur Tahzeeb -e  Maghrib Ki Kash Makash (Dr Muhammad Ameen)
  • Aurat Maghrib aur Islam (Serwat Jamal Asmai)
  • Seerat-un-Nabi Vol. I (Shibli Nu’mani)
  • Islam and Secular Mind (Edited by Tarik Jan)
  • Khilafat-o-Malookiat (Abul A’ la Mawdudi

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