Open Courses

    Long-term Courses

    Short-term Courses

     

     

     

    Holding Open Courses is a method toward expanding and facilitating public educations, and making students familiar with Quranic Sciences and the Ahl Al-Bayt (a), And also matching their knowledge with the requirements and conditions of the time.

    Short-term Open Courses are planned in one semester, and Long-term Open Courses are planned in 2 to 4 semesters. Upon successful completion of the courses, certifications will be granted to the participants.

    Educating in these classes is open to all enthusiasts of any age, gender, religion, educational degree; and at any time of the day or night, and anywhere around the world. One of the advantages of these classes is saving time and decreasing the costs.

     

     

    List of Long-term Courses

     

     

     

    List of Short-term Courses

     



     

    Advantages:

    • Benefiting experienced lecturers of Imam Khomeini Institute for Research and Education in creating content of the lessons (text, audio, video);

    • Observing the level, structure, and standards of electronic education (virtual);

    • Using educational texts based on the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (s);

    • Economizing the budget and optimum use of financial and human resources;

    • Adapting the curriculum of the courses with time, geographical, and gender limitations of the participants;

    • Offering courses in different time spans based on different tastes;

    • Having no legal limitations;

    • Offering certifications approved by Imam Khomeini Institute for Research and Education;

     



     

    Long-term Courses

    Language of Qur'an

    The first knowledge required in Qur'anic Sciences in order to understand the meanings of the glorious Qur’an is Ilm Alfaz. This course, in addition to explaining the meaning of the roots of words and important derivations of each word, discusses the intended meanings and type of the word’s usage in the glorious Qur'an.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Language of Qur’an (1) (Morphology)

    2

     

    2

    Language of Qur’an (2) (Morphology)

    2

     

    3

    Language of Qur’an (3) (Syntax)

    2

     

    4

    Language of Qur’an (4) (Syntax)

    2

     

    5

    Language of Qur’an (5) (Syntax)

    2

     

    6

    Language of Qur’an (6) (Syntax)

    2

     

    7

    Language of Qur’an (7) (Syntax)

    2

     

    8

    Language of Qur’an (8) (Glossary of the Glorious Qur’an)

    2

     

    9

    Arabic Language 5

    4

     

    Total Credits

    20

     

     

     



    Islamic Ethics and Mysticism

     

    This course includes topics such as The History of Islamic Mysticism, Definition of Sufism and Mysticism, Practical and Theoretical Mysticism, as well as some topics on Islamic Ethics, including Ethical Schools, Ethical Values, and so on.

     

    Specialized Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Philosophy of Ethics

    2

     

    2

    Conduct of Infallible (a)

    2

     

    3

    Islamic Ethics (1)

    2

     

    4

    Islamic Ethics (2)

    2

     

    5

    Covering in Islam

    2

     

    6

    Introduction to Islamic Mysticisms

    2

     

    7

    False Mysticisms

    2

     

    8

    History of Sufism and Mysticism

    3

     

    9

    Selected Texts for Practical Mysticism 

    4

     

    10

    History and Schools of Islamic Ethics

    4

     

    11

    Moral-Mystical Instructions

    2

     

    12

    Applied Ethics

    2

     

    Total Credits

    29

     

     

     



    Islamic Philosophy

     

    In this course, while defining philosophy and philosophical terminology, the views of Muslim philosophers in the history of the Islamic world and the philosophical schools in the Islamic world are discussed.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Introduction to Logic

    2

     

    2

    Philosophical Education 1

    2

     

    3

    Philosophical Education 2

    2

     

    4

    Philosophical Education 3

    2

     

    5

    Philosophical Education 4

    2

     

    6

    Philosophical Education 5

    2

     

    7

    Epistemology and Principles of Religious Knowledge

    2

     

    8

    History of Islamic Philosophy

    4

     

    Total Credits

    18

     

     

     



    Islamic Education

     

    In this course, while familiarizing the learners with the concept of education and its requirements, as well as the epistemology of Islamic education, issues such as the goals of Islamic education according to human capabilities and existential status, are studied.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Islamic Education

    2

     

    2

    Psychology 1

    2

     

    3

    Psychology 2

    2

     

    4

    Psychology of Growth

    2

     

    5

    Introduction to the Principles and Philosophy of Education

    3

     

    6

    Educational Psychology

    2

     

    7

    Youths and Teenagers’ Issues

    2

     

    8

    General Education in the View of Islam

    2

     

    9

    Educational Principles and Thoughts of Islamic Thinkers

    2

     

    Total Credits

    19

     

     
     


     

    Currently these courses are only available in Persian and for students who reside in Iran; soon would be available in English, Arabic and Urdu for students worldwide.

    Short term Courses

    Qur'anic Teachings

     

    In this course, while discussing the characteristics of Qur'an and proving the miracle nature of Qur'an, topics such as the ways of knowing God, the concept of monotheism, the attributes of God, the manner of the creation of creatures, creation of human being, knowledge of the path, and the infallibility of the prophets (a) are studied.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Knowing Qur’an

    2

     

    2

    God in Qur’an

    2

     

    3

    World in Qur’an

    2

     

    4

    Human in Qur’an

    2

     

    5

    The Path and the Guide in Qur’an

    2

     

    Total Credits

    10

     

     
     


     

    Qur'anic Sciences

     

    The first step in entering the endless sea of Qur'an and benefiting from its life-giving sciences, is to have a detailed knowledge of this great book and learning the right way of understanding it. In this course, topics such as the revelation of Qur'an, the immunity of Qur'an against alteration, the language of Qur'an, the clear and ambiguous verses and so on are discussed.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Sciences of Qur’an 1

    2

     

    2

    Sciences of Qur’an 2

    2

     

    3

    Sciences of Qur’an 3

    4

     

    4

    History of Qur’an

    2

     

    5

    Knowing Qur’an

    2

     

    Total Credits

    12

     

     
     


     

    Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a)

     

    In this course, the life history of the Ahl Al-Bayt (a) is discussed about and the political situation, the virtues and traditions, the scientific works, and the companions and students of the infallible (a) are studied.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    History and Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a) 1 (Imam Ali (a) and Lady Fatima (a))

    2

     

    2

    History and Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a) 2 (Imam Al-Hasan (a), Imam Al-Husayn (a) and Imam Al-Sajjad (a))

    2

     

    3

    History and Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a) 3 (Imam Al-Baqir (a) and Imam Al-Sadiq (a))

    2

     

    4

    History and Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a) 4 (Imam Al-Kazim (a) and Imam Al-Rida (a))

    2

     

    5

    History and Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a) 5 (Imam Al-Hadi (a) and Imam Al-Jawad (a))

    2

     

    6

    History and Conduct of Ahl Al-Bayt (a) 6 (Imam Al-‘Askari (a) and Imam Al-Mahdi (a))

    2

     

    Total Credits

    12

     

     

     



    Fiqh and Islamic Rulings

     

    Fiqh is one of the most valuable Islamic Sciences, which represents the broad and comprehensive view of Islam. In this course, Islamic rulings relating to worship, politics, economics, and society are discussed.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Principles of Fiqh and Usul

    2

     

    2

    Fiqh 1

    2

     

    3

    Fiqh 2

    2

     

    4

    Fiqh 3

    2

     

    Total Credits

    8

     

     

     



    Hadith Studies

     

    In this course, while familiarizing the learners with the concepts of Hadith Sciences, the History of Shi’a and Sunni Hadiths, as well the Science of Rijal, a familiarity with Nahj Al-Balagha and its author, and also religious teachings of Nahj Al-Balagha are studied. Among other topics discussed in this course are the discussions of the words of Jarh and Ta’dil and the conflicts between them, specific authentications messages, general authentications messages, and also Fiqh Al-Hadith can be mentioned.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Introduction to Hadiths 1

    2

     

    2

    Introduction to Hadiths 2

    2

     

    3

    Introduction to Nahj Al-Balagha

    2

     

    4

    Teachings of Nahj Al-Balagha

    2

     

    Total Credits

    8

     

     

     



    Analytical History of Philosophy

     

    In this course, the history of Islamic philosophy from the views of Muslim philosophers, the translation movement and the philosophical schools in the world of Islam, as well as the Western philosophy from the perspective of the history of ancient Greek philosophy, Roman-Greek philosophy, medieval philosophy, modern philosophy and contemporary philosophy eras are studied.

     

    Courses

    .No

    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    History of Islamic Philosophy

    4

     

    2

    History of Western Philosophy

    4

     

    Total Credits

    8

     

     

     



    Logic

     

    Logic is a science which keeps the mind safe from falling astray and making mistakes in thoughts. In this course, topics such as the logic of form and matter, conceptualisation and assertion, types of speech, concepts and application, types of propositions, etc. are discussed. This course also teaches students how to deal with thoughts, written and even oral works, and teaches them the methods of reviewing and analyzing thoughts critically and the steps of critique and assessment.

     

    Courses

    .No

    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    Introduction to Logic

    2

     

    2

    Modern Logic

    4

     

    3

    Critical Thinking

    2

     

    Total Credits

    8

     

     

     



    Knowing Islamic Denominations

     

    Knowledge of sects and denominations is a science which discusses Islamic denominations descriptively and historically. This course, while addressing issues such as the historical background and the grounds of the emergence of Islamic denominations, studies the beliefs of different Islamic sects.

     

    Courses

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    Course Title

    Credits

     
     

    1

    History of Shi’a 1

    2

     

    2

    History of Shi’a 2

    2

     

    3

    Islamic Sects and Denominations

    2

     

    4

    Baha’ism and Wahabism

    2

     

    Total Credits

    8

     

     
     


     

    Currently some of these courses are only available in Persian and for students who reside in Iran; soon would be available in English, Arabic and Urdu for students worldwide.