JAMB Syllabus for Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) 2024/2025

The JAMB Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) syllabus is the topic you must study for the UTME examination.

Using the JAMB syllabus to study for your examination is the open secret to getting a high score.

The JAMB Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) syllabus also contains objectives for each topic. These objectives are what you must know for every topic you study.

This post contains the complete list of topics in the JAMB Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) syllabus. Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

JAMB Syllabus for Islamic Religious Studies (IRS)

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Islamic History and Civilization

  • Contributions of Islam to Education
  • Early Contact of Islam with Africa
  • Pre-Islamic Arabia (Jahiliyyah)
  • The Impact of Islam in West Africa
  • The Life of Prophet Muhammad (Saw)
  • The Rightly Guided Caliphs (Al-Khulafaâ’u Rashidun)

Tawhid and Fiqh

  • Article of Faith
  • Divorce
  • Faith
  • Family Matters
  • General Practices Which Are Incompatible with Islamic Principles of Tawhid
  • Hajj
  • Ibadat and Their Types
  • Inheritance
  • Islamic Economic System
  • Islamic Political System
  • Jihad: Concept, Kinds, Manner and Lessons (Q.2:190-193) (Q.22:39-40)
  • Kalimatush-Shahadah
  • Salah
  • Sawm
  • Shirk
  • Sources and Schools of Law Zakah

The Qurâ’an and Hadith

  • Hadith
  • Study of The Arabic Text of the Following Suwar/Ayats with Tajwid
  • Importance of The Glorious Qur’an
  • Introduction to Tajwid (Theory and Practice)
  • Muwatta and Its Author
  • Preservation of The Glorious Qurâ’an
  • Proof of The Divine Authenticity of the Glorious Qurâ’an (Q.4:82) (Q.41:42)
  • Revelation of The Glorious Qurâ’an
  • Study of The Arabic Text of the Following Suwar/Ayats with Tajwid
  • Tafsir
  • The Relationship Between Hadith and The Glorious Qurâ’an
  • The Six Sound Collectors of Hadith- Biography and Their Works
  • The Study of the Arabic Texts of the Following Ahadith from An-Nawawiâ’s Collection: 1,3,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,15,16, 18,19,21, 22,25,27,34, And 41
  • Adultery and Fornication (Q.17:32) (Q.24:2), Homosexuality (Q.11:77-78) And Obscenity (Q:4:14-15)
  • Behaviour and Modesty in Dressing (Q.24:27-31) (Q.33:59)
  • Dignity of Labour (Q.62:10) (Q.78:11)
  • Enjoining What Is Good and Forbidding What Is Wrong (Q.3:104 And 110) (Q.16:90) Hadith 25 And 34 Of An Nawawi
  • General Moral Lessons Contained in The Admonition of Sage Lugman to His Son (Q.31:18-20)
  • Goodness to Parents (Q.17:23-24)
  • Honesty (Q.2:42) (Q.61:2-3)
  • Leadership (Q.2:124) And Justice (Q.4:58 And 135) (Q.5:9)
  • Piety (Tagwa) (Q:2:177) (Q.3:102) (Q.49:13) Hadith 18 And 35 Of An Nawawi
  • Prohibition of Bribery and Corruption(Q:2:188)
  • Tolerance, Perseverance and Patience (Q.2:153-157) (Q.3:200) (Q.103:3) Hadith 16 Of An-Nawawi
  • Trust and Obligation (Q:4:58) (Q.5:1) And Promises (Q.16:91)
  • Unity and Brotherhood (Q.3:103) (Q.8:46) (Q.49:10) Hadith 35 Of An-Nawawi
  • Abdul, M.O.A. (1976) Studies in Islam Series Book 3, Lagos: IPB.
  • Abdul, M.O.A. (1982) Studies in Islam Series Book 2, Lagos: IPB.
  • Abdul, M.O.A. (1988) The Classical Caliphate, Lagos: IPB.
  • Abdulrahman and Canham (n.d) The Ink of the Scholar, OUP.
  • Ali, A.Y. (1975) The Holy QurÂ’an Text: Translation and Commentary Leicester: The Islamic Foundation.
  • Ali, M.M. (Undated) The Religion of Islam, Lahore.
  • 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.
  • 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 QurÂ’an Cairo: Shirkatul-Qudus.
  • Opeloye, M.O. (1996) A Dictionary of Peoples and Places in the QurÂ’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, OUP.

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