Certificate Domuni

Introduction to islamology

The new “Introduction to Islamology” certificate is a joint course created by the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies and Domuni Universitas.

Designed as an online university, Domuni Universitas prepares its students for degrees in theology, philosophy and social sciences. With no borders, it is present on every continent.

In 2021, Domuni and IDEO signed a partnership agreement to develop new online courses, create certificates in Islamology, masters in religious sciences and other teaching and research projects.

Thanks to this partnership, IDEO researchers will teach courses via Domuni’s DoMoodle study platform, providing an introduction to Islamology and the study of Arabic.

The new certificate is credited with 30 ECTS and is made up of 5 courses of 6 ECTS each.


List of courses


Emmanuel Pisani

Islam: beliefs, institutions

The course covers the main articles of the Sunni Muslim faith and religious practices.

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Dominique Avon

Contemporary Islam

Doctrines and currents of thought in the Arab world

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Alberto Ambrosio


A general presentation of Sufism, with a focus on the historical background to this esoteric dimension of Islam

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Jean Druel

Jean Druel

Arabic, a human language chosen by God

Essay on the theological history of the Arabic language

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Adrien Candiard

The beginnings of Islam up to the Abbasids

From pre-Islamic Arabia to the golden century of the Abbasids

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From a pedagogical point of view, students will have the opportunity to study classical and medieval authors, as well as contemporary thinkers. To assist students, glossaries and biographical notes will help to situate the authors and to grasp Muslim theological terminology. Bibliographies are also provided.

For more information, watch the video by Dr. Emmanuel Pisani