The key topics covered on the module are as follows:
• Definition and Importance of the Subject
• Seeking Knowledge – An Islamic Perspective
• The Four Major Faculties of the Soul
• Spiritual Awakening
• Monitoring of Actions
• Reviewing and Accounting of Deeds
• Reprimanding and Punishing
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy
Assessment is by portfolio and role play. The portfolio will consist of two assignments of 500 words each. The role play will last 10 minutes and will take the form of a mock scenario in which the student will play the role of a teacher who has to advise someone on particular problems relating to their spiritual well-being. The self-reflective journal of personal development will be marked as a pass or fail. Although the journal is a necessary component of the module, it does not carry any assessment weighting.
Portfolio: 75 %
Role play: 25 %
Each assessment component must be passed in order to pass the module.
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Khomeini, R. (2003). Forty Hadiths: An Exposition of Ethical and Mystical Traditions. Tehran: The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works.
Khomeini, R. (2008). Combat with the Self: The Greater Jihad. Translated from the Persian by M. Legenhausen and A. Sarvdalir. Tehran: The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works.