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Dr. Essam Oqla
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History of the Arabs before Islam
Early Islamic History: The Prophet and Rashidun Period
The course covers: The Age of the Prophet. The beginnings in Mecca. The Medina period. The foundation of the state, and the spread of Islam. The Rashidun, the institution of the caliphate and its development. The expansion of Islam, administrative and financial organization. The Fitna and the end of the orthodox caliphate.
The Crusades up to the 13th A.D
The conditions prevalent in Europe and the Islamic World before the Crusades , the First Crusades and the establishment of various, Crusader's emirates, the unification of the Islamic Worlds in the face of the Crusaders , particularly under Imad Al-Din Zinki. Nur Al-Din Zinki and Saladin.
The History of the Abbasids ( 132-334 A.H)
The Abbasid Revolution, The movement and the principles. The Abbasid, and their political institutions, the caliphate, succession, and a administration. External relations, the Caliphate and the army, the introduction of Turkish soldiers and the subsequent results on the State. The emergence of the emirates , Social Revolutions, al Zinjj ,al-Qaramitah, and the Ismailities .
Islamic civilization 1
Islamic civilization 2
The course discusses: Sources for the study of the Mamluk State, the emergence of the Mamluk State, the main historical development during this period, and, the various organizations and institutions of the Mamluks.
The Ottoman State ( Foundation/ institutions)
This course discusses the origin of the ottomans and their expansion. Their political history. Fiscal. Legal. And military institutions. It also attempts to study the structure of the Ottoman society. And its economics life. Concentrating mainly on the Arab world.
The History of the Muslim World (C4-C7 A.H)
This course covers the followings: The rise of the Buwayhid state, the saljukid state and its institutions, The conditions in the Abbassid Caliphate during the fifth and six centuries, its institutions: its reaction to the rise of independent states and the external invasion, the rise of the Atabiq state and its reaction to the crusades, especially Al- Bury and the Zengids . The rise of the ayyubid state : its institutions: and the history of the Muslim East, and its states especially the Ghaznawids, the Ghurids and the khawrismid
Theories of History
Administrative institutions in Islamic civilization
This course covers the rise of parties in the Islamic society : the external influence on these sects and the political and religious convictions of there parties, and their rule in the Islamic thought and philosophy
Islamic Social thought
study of the development of tribal society and prevalent tribal ideas and the concepts that Islam fought; Islamic social ideas with example from the writing of Islamic Thinkers like: Jahiz, Farabi, Mawardi, Miskawaih, Ibn Tufyl, al-Dulaji , Ibn Khaldon.
The History of Al-Andalus and Maghreb
This course discusses the social, political and economic structure after the Muslim conquest of North Africa and al-Andalus, including the era of al- wulat and the emirate of Cordoba. It also covers the origins of the inhabitants and their development in North Africa and the rise of independent states such as, al- Agaliba , al- Rustumeen and al- Adarisa and the reflection of these conditions on al- Andalus . Emphasis will be given to the civilization of al- Andalus.
External invasion of the world of Islam
- Islamic expansion in Europe and its results . - The Byzantines and the Muslins (Arabs, Seljuks) - The Crusades : motives and trends: 1) In the East 2) In Spain - The Islamic response - Muslims and Turks in central Asia - The rise of Gengiz Khan and the Mongols invasion - The expansion of Hulagu . - The Ilkhanids - The Mongols adopt Islam.
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