ISL436 : ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT (2014)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16, AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE:    ISL436:

COURSE TITLE:   ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT

TIME ALLOWED: 2 HRS

 

Instruction to Candidates: Answer only THREE questions in all

1.      Discuss the historical origin of Caliphate and its significance in the governance of the Islamic State.                                                                                                  23 Marks

 

2.      Discuss the concept of Shūrā with appropriate Qur’anic references.

23 Marks

 

3.      Write brief notes on the following as contained in the political theories of Ibn Khaldun:

i.                    Role of Al- ‘aşabiyyah in politics

ii.                  The Power State theory

iii.                Place of religion in politics                                                                24 Marks

 

4.      Give a critical account of al-Ghazālī’s viewpoints on the sovereign of a Muslim State.                                                                                                              23 Marks

 

5.      Discuss the main fundamental political cum theological views of the following:

i.                    the Kharijites, and

ii.                  The Shiites.                                         23 Marks

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