Are 417: Islamic Philosophy Question Paper

Exam Name: Are 417: Islamic Philosophy 

Category: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2009

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
INSTITUTE OF OPEN LEARNING (IOL)
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS AND
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

ARE 417:
ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

DATE: Tuesday, 11th August, 2009

TIME: 11.00 a.m. ? 1.00 p.m.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
Answer THREE questions. At least ONE from each Section.
SECTION I
1.
a)
Discuss the concept of ?grave sin?.
b)
Who were the Qadarites?
c)
Discuss some of the teachings on Islamic concept of predestination
2.
Comment on the role of the translations of various foreign works in the
development of Islamic philosophy.
3.
Show how the teachings of Abu Hassan Al Ashari defended Islamic Orthodoxy.
SECTION II
4.
Discuss the relationship between Orthodox theology and Philosophy showing the
manifestations of that relationship
5.
How did the Mutazilites apply rationalism in their teachings?
6.
Examine the three theses of Al-Ghazali that demonstrated the philosophers?
?errors?
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