Course Code: HCR
Course credits: 4 credits

Course Objectives:

Beginning with a brief introduction to the world religions and their affect on the social norms of today, the course will enable a realisation that there was not only one H. Adam (as) and that the basis of all religions is the same but the cultural, environmental and social conditions through the religion's history has moulded the resulting religious identity it has today. Over the 3 years, students will be expected to learn, reflect, research and present their findings in a way that sends a positive message regarding the prophets and their religions of Allah.

Skills obtained at the end of the course:

Students will be able to compare scripture, stories and practices of various world religions in their discussions, writing and other media which they will produce professionally. The students will be able to produce and publish educational materials and media for children, adults and educational institutions.


Students must have a basic awareness of world religions and the mention of them in the Holy Qur'ān. This course should begin in the first year and develop each semester as a compulsory subject.

Recommended text books:

The Holy Qur'ān, 5 Volume commentary, "Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge and Truth" by H. Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1998)."Religions of the World" (9th ed) by Hopfe and Woodward (2005).

Course Support Books:

Message of Peace, Victory of Islām, Jesus in India, Christianity a journey from Fact to Fiction.

Evaluation Criteria:

1. Assignments 20%
2. Exams 20%
3. Essay 20%
4. Presentation assignment 30%
5. Contribution to positive and innovative learning 10%

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