Department of Islamic Studies
A Brief History of the Department
The Islamic Studies programme started in January, 2006 with 30 students, 2 Assistant Lecturers, 3 Lecturer II and 1 Lecturer I. They were able to set the standard of academic excellence from the inception of the department. Today, the department has 185 students and it is strengthened by the presence of 1 Professor, I visiting Professor, 1Visiting Reader, 3 Senior Lecturers, 1 Lecturer I, 2 Lecturer II and 1 Assistant Lecturer. These lecturers are highly experienced and academics Par excellence. So far, the department has produced ten (10) First Class graduates and some of them are already part of the mainstream of the academic staff of the University while many of our graduates are pursuing Post Graduate Programmes at different Universities in Nigeria.
The human race, particularly Muslims, has been under the bondage of secularism and materialism because religious values have been grossly eroded. In order to liberate them, a degree in Islamic Studies needs to be introduced with a view to training personnel in the subject which would help transform the society both in the religious and secular spheres. In this way, it is expected that the society will be able to achieve its objective of bringing about the well-being and happiness of its citizens both here and in the hereafter.
For a country such as Nigeria where secularism is constitutionally upheld, the degree programmes in Islamic Studies become quite relevant. Those trained in the programmes would be expected to create the necessary awareness on the need for Nigerians to imbibe the culture of moderation and to adopt the Divine guidance in order to have peace and stability in the society.
The Islamic Studies degree programme is designed to:
1. Train students to acquire sound knowledge of the Qur’ān and Hadīth as well as their related sciences like Tafsīrul-Qur’ān (Qur’ānic Exegesis), (Sciences of the Qur’an) cUlumu’l-Qur’an, (Science of Hadith) cUlūmu’l-Hadīth. etc, thereby giving them a good background and mastery of the most important sources of Islamic Studies.
2. Equip students with adequate knowledge of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and ‘Usūlu’l-Fiqh (Fundamentals of Islamic Law), with a view to exposing them to various legal institutions and jurisdictions from the perspective of the four orthodox schools of thought (al-madhahibul ‘Arabac) so as to enhance their Islamic Legal Skill and make them more prepared to face the challenges of the conventional laws in their society.
3. Provide students with wide knowledge of Sīrah (Biography of the Prophet Muhammad), Islamic Theology, Philosophy, Governance, Administration, History and Revolution as a means of leadership training , character moulding and development.
4. Adequately prepare the students for postgraduate progrmmes in Islamic Studies and to take up teaching and research at the appropriate levels of education; and,
5. Assist the students to acquire sound knowledge of Arabic Language to enable them to consult the original sources in their studies and researches at various levels of education.
|OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT|
|1||Dr. I.J. Otuyo||Full time||Ph.D||Senior Lecturer / Head of Department|
|2||Mrs Abdulrahman Toyin Taibat||Full time||N.C.E||Senior Bilingual Typist|
|3||Miss Ahmed Kehinde Maryam||Full time||O’ Level||Senior Clerical Officer|
|1||Dr. I.J. Otuyo||Ph.D||Senior Lecturer||Full time|
|2||Prof. B.O. Yusuf||Ph.D||Professor||Full time|
|3||Dr. L.F. Oladimeji||Ph.D||Senior Lecturer||Full time|
|4||Dr. Y.K. Jimoh||Ph.D||Senior Lecturer||Contract|
|5||Dr. O.R. Azeez||M.A||Lecturer I||Full time|
|6||Mr. S.A Adenigba||M.A||Lecturer II||Full time|
|7||Suraju Saheed Badmus||M.A||Lecturer II||Full time|
|8||Mallam H.M.B Sanusi||M.A||Assistant Lecturer||Full time|
|9||Professor Y.O Imam||Ph.D||Professor||Adjunct|
|10||Dr. H.A Abdulsalam||Ph.D||Reader||Adjunct|
|12||Mr. Uthman AbdulHamed||M.A||Assistant Lecturer||Full Time|
Available Programmes in Department of Islamic Studies
- B.Sc. Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. Islamic Studies