Department of Islamic Studies

As universities are the major bodies in creating cultural change in the society and familiarizing people with religious instructions, Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution gave this responsibility to the department of Islamic Studies. This aim is proved by presenting 14 units of lessons for all university students in BA/BS programs. The Department of Islamic Studies contains nine members in its academic staff and 25 adjunct teaching staff. They are responsible for offering 240 units on Islamic studies. Islamic Studies Department is located in the Faculty of Literature and Humanities and most of the classes are held in general classes building of the main campus of Urmia University in Nazlu.

Program Goals

Theoretical foundations of Islam lessons (Islamic Thought 1, 2, Human in Islam, and Political and Social Rights in Islam) aim at providing rational cognition about the origin, eschatology, prophecy, and pontificate as well as human’s position and his rights in Islam.

Islamic Sources (thematic commentaries on the Quran and thematic commentaries on Nahjul Balagah) aims at introducing Quran and Nahjul Balagah to students. Ethics (ethics philosophy, Islamic Ethics, Life skills and Applied Mysticism in Islam) aims at introducing moral virtues in Islam and ways of obtaining them, as well as immoralities and ways to remove them.

History (the history of Islamic culture and civilization, analytical history of Islam and history of Imamate) is intended to introduce the history of early Islam and Islamic civilization.

Islamic Revolution (backgrounds of Islamic Revolution, introduction of constitution) aims at introducing the bases of Islamic Revolution and its pathology as well as introducing Iranian constitution to the students.

Since 2013, running Family Planning and Population course is also delegated to this department and the professors who have studied Psychology and Islamic Consultation are invited to offer this course.  

Sub-fields of the department:

As Islamic studies’ lessons are necessary for all fields at undergraduate programs of the university, it is considered as a general sub-field. Moreover, Islamic Theology and Laws in Family are considered as Family Law sub-field.

Educational Psycology