History of Islamic Sects

The History of Islamic Sects is a branch of science that examines human formations, which we can call the schools of thought of Islam that have come into being for political and theological purposes, with scientific methods. In this context, it examines classical Sects such as Ahl al-Sunnah, Shia, Kharijism, Mutazila and Murjie, sects or religious structures such as Wahhabism, Druze, Nusayris, Yezidism, Babis-Bahaism, Ahmadiyya (Qadiyanism), Alewism and Bektashism, as well as contemporary Islamic movements

The History of Islamic Sects aims at a descriptive method while examining these sects and religious structures; it tries to deal with and introduce each sects based on its own basic sources. Therefore, it tries to reveal the historical, political and social foundations of the views put forward by these sects, religious organizations and contemporary Islamic movements. Thus, it endeavors to obtain a healthy knowledge about them.

In order to achieve these objectives, History of Islamic Sects I, History of Islamic Sects II, Contemporary Islamic Movements (Elective), Religious Movements in Türkiye (Elective) courses are taught in the Undergraduate Program. In the Graduate Programs, courses on Introduction to the History of Islamic Sects, Methodology of the History of Islamic Sects, Classical Texts of the History of Islamic Sects and Ahl-i Sunnah, Shia, Yezidism, Salafism, Islamism are given. In addition, academic contribution to the field is attempted through master's and doctoral thesis consultancy and scientific studies.