Faculty of Literature

(Adab)

Among the Fatimi Arabic literary texts studied at Aljamea are the works of writers such as al-Syed al-Amīr al-Tamim, Syedna al-Muayyad al-Shirazi RA, Syedna Ali bin al-Maula Mohammed al-Walīd RA, Syedna Taher Saifuddin RA and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA. An in-depth study of the corpus of Lisān al-Daʿwa literature and literary works of key authors such as Syedi Abdeʿali ʿImaduddin QR, Syedi Sadiqʿali Saheb QR and Syedi Luqmanjee Saheb QR are an integral part of the curriculum.

Notable poets of Arabic literature such as al-Mutanabbi, Ibn Hāni al-Andalusi, Sharif Raḍi and Ahmed Shawqī together with prominent poets of the English langauge also comprise important parts of the course.

The study of Literature comprises of the following:

Core Topics

Core Topics
years
Quranic literature
1 & 2
Core Topics
year
Study of key literary figures
3
Core Topics
year
Shakespeare and his contemporaries
4
Victorian literature and culture
4
Critical perspectives
4
Core Topics
year
Pre-Islamic Arabic literature
5
Core Topics
year
Modern Arabic literature
6
Islamic Arabic literature
4
Core Topics
year
Comparative study of Urdu, Arabic and Lisan al-Daʿwa literature
7
Core Topics
years
Study of the Maqāmāt genre (assemblies)
8 & 9
Classical literature
4
Romanticism
4
Core Topics
years
Contemporary writing
10 & 11
Modernism
4
Post-colonial writing
4
Arabic lexicology
4
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