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Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (ABIS) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with the study Islam as a way of life in the context of economic, social, cultural, political, and legal aspects.

It has two specializations: Political Economy and Islamic Arts and Multimedia Technologies.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Shariah
  • Siratun Nabi
  • Contemporary Political Trends
  • Dialectal Classical Kalam
  • International Political Economy
  • Comparative Theology (Abrahamic Faith & Theo Post Catholic Christianity)
  • Post Renaissance Europe and Colonization in Muslim World
  • Practical and Theoretical Sufism &. Islamic Institutions of Philosophy
  • Arabic literature prior to Qur’an
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Laws and Practices on Inheritance
  • Eastern Religion w / Research paper
  • Lugatul Qur’an
  • Islamic Political Ideology
  • Great Islamic Philosophers: Past &. Present (Sabzwari to Tabatabaie)
  • Orientalism and Its Prejudices
  • Introduction to Islamic Arts
  • Islamic Arts and Calligraphy
  • Religious and. Decorative Arts
  • Multimedia Principles &. Design
  • Islamic Music
  • Drama and Theatre Arts
  • Poetry
  • Creative Graphics and Design
  • 3D Art Forms
  • Computer Application in Arts & Design
  • Digital Audio & Video (Islamic Multimedia Package)
  • Image Manipulation and Animation
  • Web Design & Publishing
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Structure, Morphology and Syntax of the Arabic Language
  • Arabic Literature prior to Qur’an
  • Historical Foundations of Hadith

In addition to taking the subjects mentioned above, you may also undergo a total of 300 hours of On-the-Job Training at any two (2) of the following areas: Non-Government Organizations with advocacy on Muslims affairs, Islamic embassies, madrassah schools, business establishments, government organizations.


Qualified graduates of can find employment as any of the following:

  • College Instructor
  • Political Analyst
  • Academic Researcher
  • Translator
  • Administrator of Islamic Institutions
  • Business Consultant
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Policy Maker

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