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Master's program in the Maliki School and Contemporary Issues

Aligned with the general objectives of Mohammed V University in Abu Dhabi, the Master’s program mission resides in the shaping of the excellent Islamic personality with a deep understanding of Islam, based on the Quran and the Sunnah, and the preparation of future specialists to meet the needs of society.

Therefore, the Master’s program aims to expand the students’ scientific and knowledge base and enable them to use methods of scientific research, its rationales and goals, based on originality of their sources, and the reliable and flexible modernity that has been guaranteed in the two Sharia references that laid the ground for Sharia to deal with the requirements of society in every time and place.

The above objectives are attained through the Masters of the Maliki School of Contemporary Issues, which was based, at the time of its preparation, on the best and accredited contemporary programs for postgraduate studies in this field  applied in prestigious universities. It aspires to satisfy the needs of the UAE society, the Gulf States and the Arab and Islamic countries through the provision of distinctive competencies to the academic and educational fields, Endowments Ministries and diverse social institutions.

The Master’s program extends over two years and includes four semesters as follows:

  • Two first semesters for basic training relevant to the Master’s area.
  • Two last semesters for deepening knowledge, specialization and preparation for research.

The Master’s program consists of 15 courses and a time schedule of  45 hours divided into three semesters. This is in addition to the hours devoted to the dissertation (nine credit hours) for which an entire semester has been allocated.

Master’s program in the Maliki School and Contemporary Issues

Program Goals

  • Academic training in the Maliki School, origins (Ossoul), branches, history,  figures, methods, and the scientific rooting methodology in this doctrine to contribute to the application of decrees for contemporary issues.
  • Show the flexibility of the Maliki School, the strength of its origins and its methods to absorb whatever issue that may rise.
  • Train a generation of researchers to be present for the issues of the era in order to preserve the identity of the country and its values ​​and to contribute to development issues.
  • Carry out scientific studies that contribute to the Islamic and human thought.

After passing the program, students are expected to be able to:

  • Acquire applicable, theoretical knowledge enabling them to find appropriate solutions to the issues of the day.
  • Communicate and interact positively with the local and foreign communities via different means.
  • Acquire outstanding research and critical thinking and analysis skills with a relentless pursuit of career development and continuous learning.
  • Possess management skills of Fiqh jurisprudence based on flexibility and moderation values.
  • Acquire public speaking and persuasion skills necessary for a centrist person in thought, behavior and a balanced one in terms of discourse and training others.
  • Assume responsibility in task management and adapt positively to the professional environment.
  • Influence others’ thoughts based on proofs, evidences and scientific methods without exaggeration.
  • Own diligent creativity to settle disputes and issues that rise in society and issue decrees in accordance with the purposes of the law and regulations of the Shariah.
  • Distinguish the true side of religion in terms of beliefs and law, correct the erroneous thought about Islam and refute the suspicions around it.
  • Add to the scientific heritage already left by the nation’s scientists in Shariah sciences.