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The Sharia Faculty of the Higher Educatons Institute is an academic institution, started its activities in 2010, in conjunction with the establishment of this institution, to train specialized judicial, legal and Islamic education staff at the undergraduate level.

Since its inception, this institution has provided valuable services in the field of training the scientific and judicial staff of the country. The presence of the graduates of this faculty, in the scientific staff of the country's educational institutions, in the courses of judicial internship, prosecutor's office and defense advocacy, in high ranks of executive bodies such as the directorates of justice, guidance, Hajj, and endowments both confirms this claim and expresses effort. Professors, students, and other members of this faculty. The Faculty of Sharia always admires high-ranking officials and has deserved to receive certificates from inside and outside the country. It currently has 14 classes.

However, due to the efforts of its faculty and administration, this institution used to respond well to the religious and judicial issues of the society, since its establishment.

Familiarity with the field of jurisprudence and law

Knowledge of jurisprudence is the oldest and most original discipline of religious and Islamic sciences, the foundations of which belongs to the Holy Prophet time, peace be upon him and his family, and due to the vast need of Muslims for divine commands in their daily lives has grown. This knowledge was one of the main topics of interest in religious schools before the university establishment in their present form. And now, students of religious schools still teach jurisprudence as the most central subject, but with the university establishment, this knowledge for the first time as an academic discipline, founded at Al-Azhar University in Egypt.

Course subject:

Jurisprudence in the word means the absolute belief or precise understanding of theoretical issues and in the term, it is the extraction and inference of religious rules from religious sources such as the Qur'an, Sunnah, reason and consensus. After believing in God and his heavenly religion, man, Islam, because he considers himself a creature of God, considers it necessary to perform his behavior and deeds in all aspects of life according to the heavenly law and Islamic law. Since the commandments and prohibitions of the Shari'a are not clear in all events and situations, so determining the duty of man before the heavenly Shari'a requires a thorough scientific discussion and extensive study. Therefore, a science emerged among Muslims to be responsible for discovering and organizing these tasks in a codified way. This knowledge is the same as jurisprudence, which is a reasonable acquaintance with determining the religious duty of man in the face of every event and religious duty. That is, the manner of behavior that obedience to religion compels man to act according to it. As a person in determining the action rules,  needs a religious authority arising from jurisprudence. The administration of society and government to exercise its sovereignty through institutions and systems needs a religious authority, which jurisprudence is responsible for, in the field of systematization.

Courses, Trends and Degrees:

The course of study in both fields above, is four years for the bachelor's degree and two years for the postgraduate course (fourteen passes).

The tendency of jurisprudence and law, expresses human duties and rights from the point of view in divine legislation, based on wisdom and rational compromise, and the relationship between man and God, the relationship of human beings to each other or human duties to nature. Hence, one can understand the difference between the field of jurisprudence and law, and the field of law in its general sense. Because the law, states the principles according to human intellect and custom, it is necessary to observe them in life to create order and security. Principles, according to the intellect precaution,  may have a temporary but immediate interest. But jurisprudence expresses the materials that affect human development. Therefore, according to Islamic law, principles and laws should not only be the cause of order and security, but also the perfection of human beings. In this regard, the rules of jurisprudence may have eternal validity.

Specialized courses in jurisprudence and law include jurisprudence, comparative jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence, verses of rulings, history of jurisprudence and jurists, jurisprudential hadiths, private Islamic criminal law, international Islamic law, Islamic court procedure, Islamic jurisprudence, general criminal law, Family Law, General Law, Comparative Law ...

Students in this field of Islamic education,study course on interpretation and contemplation in the Holy Quran, rules and conversation of Arabic language, history of Islam, etc. as well as English language and computer skills during They are studying, in addition to specialize courses of jurisprudence and law.

Familiarity with the field of Islamic education


The Department of Islamic Education, established within the Faculty of Education in 2010, once the establishment of the Azhar Higher Education Institute, and this department used to attract students graduating from the 14th grade from teachers' colleges and religious schools. In 1392, a proposal to upgrade this department to a faculty was sent to the Ministry of Higher Education,based on the decision and decree of the official of the ministry, the Faculty of Sharia, established with two disciplines of jurisprudence, law and Islamic teachings and has continued its activities since then. The distinguishing feature of the Islamic Education Department of this faculty from others is that according to the law, it can attract 14th grade graduates and these graduates can obtain a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Sharia by completing their two-year courses.

Knowledge means cognition. Cognition, which is the first stage of acquaintance and stepping on the path of nearness to God, and the more and wider the knowledge becomes; Familiarity and closeness gets more complete to the extent that the human heart is constantly dependent on God Almighty and will always aware of him and can be a guide of mercy and a representative of divine kindness and forgiveness. The purpose of Islamic education is to follow this path. Step on the path through study, research, effort and trust can be achieved to know oneself and God. This field has six majors: Quranic Sciences and Hadith, Jurisprudence and Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence, Hanafi Jurisprudence, History of Culture and Civilization of Islamic Nations, Islamic Philosophy and Wisdom, and Religion and Mysticism.

Specialized trends in the field of Islamic education:

The field of Islamic education specifically focuses on the three basic sections of Islamic rules and customs, beliefs and ethics. This course is a supplementary course for those students, have completed the fourteenth grade in religious schools or teachers' colleges of Azhar Higher Education Institute, and will receive a bachelor's degree by continuing their studies for two years at Azhar Higher Educatons Institute. Regularly, students  of this course is intimate with Islamic knowledge, history of Islamic sect, history of Islamic philosophy, history of Western philosophy, general theology, a mystical interpretation of the Qur'an, Persian mystical texts, history of Sufism, religious and mystical texts in foreign languages, early religions, deals with Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Indian religion, religious methodology, etc.

Common tendencies in the field of jurisprudence, law and discipline

Islamic teachings during your studies:

The regular courses of Islamic jurisprudence and law and methods can be summarized as follows:
History of Islam, region, grammar and structure of applied Arabic, Arabic of the Qur'an, translation of Arabic into Persian and Persian to Arabic, reading and understanding the meanings of jurisprudential and interpretive texts, reading and understanding the meanings of mystical texts, understanding the Radio and Television, Conversation and Lecture, Rhetorical Sciences, History of Arabic Language and Culture, Research Method, Fundamentals of Sociology, Specialized Language, Principles of Jurisprudence, Principles of ideologies, Introduction to Islamic Sciences , Mysticism and Philosophy, Basic Jurisprudence, Introduction to Knowledge .

Field functions and capabilities:

Azhar Higher Educatons Institute looks at knowledge production with an integrated approach, considers some of its disciplines as the main method and a basis for explaining the basics of this integrated approach. According to the university founders, the main and basic subject to  achieve the integration and production of Islamic humanities is the knowledge of jurisprudence.Therefore, in addition to students of jurisprudence, all students of other courses to some extent learn this valuable knowledge, but students of jurisprudence study and research more fully and accurately in this field, and other fields of knowledge in the institute, use the results of this knowledge for their products. Therefore, in this field, there are significant efforts to organize educational programs, so that the graduates of this institute become more empowered in the fields of research and studies.

Accordingly, , we can mention teaching in universities, entering cultural fields and research activities in relevant institutions, among the possible scientific activities of graduates of this field. Some graduates , are also attracted to executive and cultural activities. Since graduates of this field have the efficiency and ability of law graduates, they can also engage in activities such as judiciary, advocacy, counseling, etc.

Job positions in the field of Sharia and Islamic sciences:

Graduates have more job opportunities in jurisprudence and law, because, this tendency has a practical aspect, for example, he can work as a judge, lawyer, legal advisor, legal expert in the legal departments, or in the Ministry of Hajj, as a clerk, a preacher of mosques, or in the educational department as a professor or employee, etc.
Graduates majoring in Islamic education, face labor market problems, but a capable graduate can work as an employee in the Ministry of Hajj, Guidance, and Endowments, or as an employee or professor in schools, as well as field-related counseling.

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Introducing the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Sciences of Azhar Institute of Higher Education

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