ISL304 – Islamic Studies and Orientalism         

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

School of Arts and Social Sciences

14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way, P.M.B. 80067 Victoria Island

 MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE: ISL304

COURSE TITLE: Islamic Studies and Orientalism

TIME ALLOWED: 2 HRS

 

  1. Using relevant Qur’anic verse(s) discuss five (5) characteristics of a true Muslim.

(23 Marks)

 

2 a. What is Orientalism?                                                                                     (10 Marks)

 

b. Briefly discuss the emergence of Orientalism as an academic pursuit. (13 Marks)

 

  1. The following non-Muslim orientalists were adjudged to be bias in their studies of Islam. Discuss each of them stating their views on the personality and prophethood of Muhammad.

i. Sir William Muir                                                                             (12 Marks)

ii. Montgomery Watt                                                                           (12 Marks)

 

  1. As a student of Islamic studies, how would you counter the critics on allegations leveled against the Prophet over his marriages and his claim to prophethood?

(23 marks)

  1. Some Orientalists have criticized the Prophet for his practice of polygamy. As a student of Islamic studies, explain three (3) reasons why the Prophet practiced polygamy.                                                           (23 marks)

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