INTRODUCTION TO THE FACULTY OF ISLAMIC STUDIES (FIS)
The Faculty of Islamic studies was established in June, 1996 as a faculty after a wide curriculum revision, to promote the field of Islamic studies. It provides the students with a good sound of knowledge in the field of Islamic studies. It offers a wide range of courses on the subject matters of Arabic Language, Quran, Sunnah and Shariah.
The core objective of the faculty is producing a generation of scholars who have the academic background, intellectual vision, wide outlook, moral training, and spiritual strength to provide a dynamic leadership to the community.
Our main objectives are to:
- guide students to gain broad knowledge on wide aspects of Arabic Language and thorough knowledge about sources of Islamic law, its scope and Objectives and also its implications and application in Sri Lanka context while living in pluralistic society.
- enable students to use establish techniques to initiate and undertake analysis of information and to propose solutions to problems in Islamic point of views and then communicate effectively with stakeholders about shared values and objectives of Islam.
- encourage Students to carry out further training, acquire new competencies, display qualities and skills necessary for employment and exercise personal responsibility in decision making.
- prepare students for research based post graduate studies. The qualification helps to consolidate and strength the student’s knowledge in a particular subject or discipline and to develop research capacity and skills in that discipline.
The faculty of Islamic studies presently offers Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.). At present, the faculty of Islamic Studies has about 200 undergraduates from various parts of the country.
The major concern during the next five years would be commencing degree programmes with two specializations, i.e. Quran and its sciences and Fiqh and its sciences.
VISION OF THE FACULTY
Internationally recognized, regionally leading centre of excellence in Higher Education of Islamic Studies.
MISSION OF THE FACULTY
To produce a society consisting of ideal individuals through research and training to make their meaningful contribution to the society.