Al-Mustafa Open University

Introduction

Al-Mustafa Open University is an international cultural and academic institution which aims to disseminate Islamic knowledge, humanities and socialites’. Taking advantage of latest technologies available in virtual space, Al-Mustafa Open University provides equal opportunities for every person who has an interest in gaining Islamic knowledge as well as humanities irrespective of the person’s religion, faith, gender and nationality. It provides the basis to train pious experts in academics and specialists in order to produce, explain and spread the pure teachings of Islam, the holy household of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the holy Qur'an.

Status and credibility

This open university is affiliated with the university of Al-Mustafa PBUH and has an official permit from the ministry of education, research and technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The certificates and degrees provided by the university also have international credibility.

Establishment goals and missions

To nurture committed academics and scholars in the field of Islamic studies and humanities;

To promote Islam and the teachings of the Ahlul-Bayt peace be upon them to the entire world by means of virtual content production and spreading fascinating religious materials in various languages.

To facilitate and provide support for the students of Al-Mustafa PBUH to pursue their studies in virtual environments.

Addressee of this university

Muslims around the world irrespective of their faith and nationality;

People who are interested in culture and Islamic teachings from various ethnic groups and nationalities;

Different strata of society including women and men with different levels of education. (University / General)

Academic courses

This academic institution has strived to design and implement various versatile academic and practical programs on various academic levels of basic, bachelor’s and Master’s. It also provides short courses as well as modular courses in order to cater the needs and expectations of the students worldwide.

Major advantages of Al-Mustafa Open University

  • It has more than ten years of experience and excellent records in various fields of Islamic disciplines and humanities in cyberspace;
  • Comprehensiveness and diversity at different academic levels namely associates, bachelor's and master's in the fields of law and jurisprudence, the Koran and the hadith, morality and education, philosophy, theology and mysticism, Islamic studies, history and civilizations, religions, languages literature, Humanities and social Sciences, etc.
  • Offering a variety of short and modular courses tailoring to the needs of its audience;
  • Benefitting from the latest technological achievements in the field of education and communication;
  • Online access to academic resources;
  • Availability of the courses in various living languages of the world;
  • Benefit of gaining scholarly advice;
  • Official and internationally recognized certificates and degrees

The learning curve

Learning in this university provides the benefit of using the newest methods of distance education, including the use of internet and mobile systems of interaction. In this way all the stages of registration, course selection, academic evaluation, training, research and cultural services are mechanized. The students benefit from rich, diverse and fascinating contents provided to them. Under the tautology of experienced teachers and professors they climb their way towards higher levels of virtues and excellence. This provides grounds for them to experience life with dignity and self-esteem under Islamic teachings.

Geographical location

The head office of the university is located in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s holy city of Qom. It has many branches and representative offices in different parts of the world.

Necessity of virtual learning

Limitations of physical learning on one hand and the interests of students wanting to learn various disciplines and sciences along with the rapid advances in information technology on the other gave rise to a new innovation and vision of effective education providing equal opportunities to all. One of these emerging ideas is the Internet distant learning (e-learning).

In this method, the entire process of assessment and acceptance of a candidate, course selection, course presentation, questions and answers between teachers and students, exams and academic evaluation, educational –research services are done electronically. The students can access their account whenever they’d like to from any part of the world. By making use of technological features, the teachers and the administers monitor and evaluate the progress of the student and provide them individualized learning and lesson plans.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Online Masters in Exegesis and teachings of Quran

Online Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Iran Qom

The mentioned course is planned and presented to give a specialized and deep explanation on exegesis of Quran and types of orientations and exegetic methods. The university grants Master’s certificate recognized by higher education ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran. [+]

Course Title: Exegesis and teachings of Quran Degree level: Master’s Number of Units: 64 Language of presentation: Persian, Arabic, Urdu, English Length of Program: 4 Semesters Tuition: N/A Program Type: online education + online revision classes Target Audience: Those who are interested in specialized learning of exegesis and teachings of Quran Religious preachers and those who are interested in teaching and propagating Quranic teachings About the program The mentioned course is planned and presented to give a specialized and deep explanation on exegesis of Quran and types of orientations and exegetic methods. The university grants Master’s certificate recognized by higher education ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran. Objectives Cultivating experts in the area of promoting and propagating the teachings of Quran in scientific community Developing and deepening the knowledge of Quran and Hadith comparatively at the international level Providing the opportunity for the students to attend the specialized programs of this course Noticeable topics Sequential exegesis of Quran Thematic exegesis of Quran Quran teachings New subjects in the area of Quran and Hadith Criteria for Admission Students will be admitted once they meet all the general and specific conditions required. General conditions: Not being legally prohibited of education at Al-Mustafa (PBUH) Having practical skills of computer including: Windows, Word Office, Internet, general typing speed, (ICDL) Criteria for Master Admission Holding an bachelor’s degree recognized by ministry of education of Islamic Republic of Iran; Successfully completing former educational level earning grade point average of at least 12 for bachelor’s for non-Iranian... [-]

Online Masters in Islamic Studies

Online Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Iran Qom

The mentioned course is planned and presented to give a systematic explanation of Islamic teachings and sciences based on Holy Quran and Doctrine of Ahl-ul-Bayt with an international approach. The university grants Master’s certificate recognized by higher education ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran. [+]

Course Title: Islamic Studies Degree level: Master’s Number of Units: 62 Language of presentation: English, French, Azeri Length of Program: 4 Semesters + thesis Tuition: N/A Program Type: online education + online revision classes Target Audience: Those who are going to learn Islamic teachings based on Quran and Doctrine of Ahl-ul-Bayt Religious preachers and those who are interested in propagation of divine teachings in the international level About the program The mentioned course is planned and presented to give a systematic explanation of Islamic teachings and sciences based on Holy Quran and Doctrine of Ahl-ul-Bayt with an international approach. The university grants Master’s certificate recognized by higher education ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran. Objectives Providing a systematic introduction of Islam based on Quran and Ahl-ul-Bayt teachings Cultivating experts in Islamic teachings with an international approach Noticeable topics Anthropology and religion Islamology and the contemporary world Islamic systems (Islamic Management System, Islamic Economy System, Islamic Political System) Islamic Philosophy (Epistemology, Comparative Philosophy and so on.) Comparative Studies (Comparative Religions, Comparative Thology and so on.) Ethics and Spirituality (Mystical Doctrines, Ethics and so on.) Criteria for Admission Students will be admitted once they meet all the general and specific conditions required. General conditions: Not being legally prohibited of education at Al-Mustafa (PBUH) Having practical skills of computer including: Windows, Word Office, Internet, general typing speed, (ICDL) Criteria for Master Admission Holding an bachelor’s degree recognized by ministry of education of Islamic Republic of Iran; Successfully completing former educational level earning grade... [-]

Online Masters Philosophy of Ethics

Online Full time 5 semesters September 2018 Iran Qom

Islamic ethics discusses and provides principles and guidelines for living on the basis of moralities using Islamic teachings in all stages of life in the world. This program provides an introduction to the ideas of the thinkers of ethics of other schools of thoughts. Philosophy of Ethics is considered one of the areas of Philosophy since it introduces the fundamental issues of Moralities such as recognising the right and the wrong issues, the distinction between good and evil issues, recognition of the virtues, and introduces the concepts and the nature of ethical statements. [+]

Course title: Islamic Studies Area of Interest: Philosophy of Ethics Degree level: Master’s Number of Units: 46 units (42 course units and 4 units for the Thesis) Language of Presentation: Arabic, Persian, English Length of Course: 5 Semesters (comprised of 3 semesters, education - 2 semesters, thesis) Tuition: N/A Method of teaching: Online education + Online revision classes Target Audience: Those who are interested in Islamic Ethics course with orientation of philosophy of Ethics (Iranians residing in Iran and non-Iranians) About the program Islamic ethics discusses and provides principles and guidelines for living on the basis of moralities using Islamic teachings in all stages of life in the world. This program provides an introduction to the ideas of the thinkers of ethics of other schools of thoughts. About the Area of Interest Philosophy of Ethics is considered one of the areas of Philosophy since it introduces the fundamental issues of Moralities such as recognising the right and the wrong issues, the distinction between good and evil issues, recognition of the virtues, and introduces the concepts and the nature of ethical statements. Objectives Training specialist of Islamic ethics with Master’s ranking Analytical and logical introduction of Islamic Ethics in the international area Reasoned defence of Islamic ethical teachings via criticizing the rival theories Noticeable topics Analytic Ethics; based on philosophy of ethics, and normative ethical theory General prerequisites: General Psychology, introduction to the Sociology, Anthropology, introduction to Islamic Philosophy, introduction to Islamic Education, Islamic Mysticism, Psychology of Ethics. Islamic ethics, based... [-]