Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) Syllabus from JAMB

The aim of this 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Islamic Studies is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:
1. master the Qur’an and Sunnah as foundations of Islamic and social life;
2. be familiar with Islamic heritage, culture and civilization;
3. be acquainted with the tradition of Islamic scholarship and intellectual discourse;
4. demonstrate knowledge of Islamic moral, spiritual, political and social values;
5. be prepared to face the challenges of life as good practicing Muslims.
You can download the free JAMB Syllabus for Islamic Religious Studies as follows;
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Abdul, M.O.A. (1982) Studies in Islam Series Book 2, Lagos: IPB

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Abdulrahman and Canham (n.d) The Ink of the Scholar, OUP

Ali, A.Y. (1975) The Holy Qur’an Text: Translation and Commentary Leicester: The Islamic Foundation

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Doi, A. R. I (1997) Shariah: The Islamic Law; Kuala Lumpur: Noordeen

Hay Lal, M. (1982) The Life of Muhammad (SAW), Academic Press

Lemu, A. (1992) Methodology of Primary Islamic Studies, Lagos: IPB

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Lemu, A. (1993) Islamic Studies for SSS Book 1, Lagos: IPB

Lemu, A. (1993) Islamic Studies for SSS Books, Minna: IET

Muhammad, S. Q. (2010) al-Burhanu fi tajwidil Qur’an Cairo: Shirkatul-Qudus

Opeloye, M.O. (1996) A Dictionary of Peoples and Places in the Qur’an, Lagos: Academic Press

Philips, A. A. B. (1997) Usool at-Tafseer, Kuala Lumpur: Noordeen

Quadri, Y.A. et al (1990) Al-Iziyyah for the English Audience, Ijebu Ode: Shebiotiom Publication

Rahim, A. (1992) Islamic History, Lagos: IPB

Sambo, M.B. et. Al (1984) Islamic Religious Knowledge for WASC Book 1, Lagos: IPB

Sambo, M.B. et. Al (1984) Islamic Religious Knowledge for WASC Book 3, Lagos: IPB

Trimingham, J.S. (1993) A History of Islam in West Africa, Oxford, OUPOUP

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