Study of al-Itqān fīʿUlūmal-Qur’ān

A special advanced course designed for ulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies of Ulūm al Qur’ān. The course will cover al-Itqān of the great Imām al-Suyūṭī.Jalāl al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍl ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakr al-Suyūṭī (born 1445, Cairo,Egypt—died October 17, 1505, Cairo) authored most of his nearly six hundred books and treatises after 40yrs age.

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Study of al-Itqān fīʿUlūmal-Qur’ān

Course Team

Dr.Rafaqat Rashid

Mufti Abdur Raheem Ibn Dawood Limbada

Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

Shaykh Kamil Uddin

Darul Qasim, USA

Shaykh Khair’ul Alam

Darul Mahmood, Bradford
Duration: 6 Months
Effort: 2 to 5 hours per Week
Fees: From £16.66 per month.

Al-Itqān fīʿUlūmal-Qur’ān

Level: Level – 3
Prerequisite: None
Language: English
Mode: Online (Live and Interactive)
Video Recordings: Yes
Online Learning Material: Yes

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Course Info

Course Starting Date:

14th Sept 2019

Registration Deadline:

13rd Sept 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  –  £99.99

Pay In 4 Instalments – £16.66

Add-On (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support: £50

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

Main Modules 

1.Introduction to Imam al-Suyūṭī and his al-Itqān

  1. Life of Imām al-Suyūṭī
  2. Works of Imām al-Suyūṭī
  3. About al-Itqān
  4. Imām al-Suyūṭī’s approach in al-Itqān
  5. The Muqaddama of al-Itqān

2.Recognising Makki, Madnīand Other Descriptive Surahs

    1. Descriptions of Makki and Madnī
    2. Extensive Examples of Makki and Madnī Surahs
    3. Principles of Recognising Makki and Madnī Surahs
    4. Resident and Travel Surahs
    5. Night and Day Surahs
    6. Summer and Winter Surahs
    7. In Bed and Sleeping Surahs
    8. Earth and Heaven Surahs

3.Chronological Ordering of Revelation and Reasons for Revelation

  1. What was Revealed First
  2. What was Revealed Last
  3. Recognising Sabab al-Nuzūl
  4. What was revealed in conformity with the Saḥāba
  5. That which was revealed repeatedly
  6. Chronology of Verses of al-Aḥkām
  7. What was revealed Separately and Together
  8. What was revealed accompanied by Angels and Unaccompanied
  9. What was revealed to other Prophets and to The Prophet (saw)

4.Manner of Revelation and Numbers

  1. Manner of Revelation
  2. Names of Qurān and Surahs
  3. Its Compilation and Ordering
  4. Number of Surahs, Verses, Words and Letters
  5. Qurān’s Memorizers and Narrators

5.Prophetic Traditions

  1. Knowledge of Isnād’s
  2. Knowledge of the Different Types of Aḥadīth

6.Knowledge related to Recitation Rules

  1. Rules of Pausing and Beginning
  2. Verbal Assimilation and Separate Meaning
  3. On Imāla and al-Fatḥ
  4. On al-Idghām, al-Idhār, al-Ikhfā, al-Iqlāb
  5. On al-Madd and al-Qaṣr
  6. On Lightening the al-Hamzā

7.Manners Around the Qurān

  1. Manners of Reciting
  2. Etiquettes of Reciting

8.On Recognising Its Ambiguities and Non-Arabic Words

  1. Ambiguous Words in the Qurān
  2. Non-Hijāzī Words in the Qurān
  3. Non-Arabic Words in the Qurān
  4. On its al-Wujūh and al-Naẓāir

9.That which the Mufassir Relies Upon

  1. The Particles al-Adwāt
  2. The al-Iʿrāb
  3. Important Lexical and Grammatical Qawāid

10.Ambiguity in Words

  1. Al-Muḥkam and al-Mutashābih
  2. Muqaddam and Mu’akhkhar
  3. ʿĀm and Khāṣ
  4. Mujmal and Mubayyinah
  5. Mushkil, Ikhtilāf and Tanāqaḍ
  6. Muṭlaq and Muqayyid
  7. Mantūq and Mafhūm

11.The Approach to al-Khiṭāb of the Qurān

  1. Three type of al-Khiṭāb
  2. Haqīqat and Majāz
  3. Tashbīh andIstiʿārah
  4. Kināyah and Taʿrīḍ
  5. Ḥaṣr and Ikhtiṣāṣ
  6. Ījāz and Iṭnāb
  7. Khabr and Inshā’
  8. On Embellishments (al-Badāiʿ)

12.Sectioning, Beginning and Ending of Surahs

  1. Sectioning in the Qurān
  2. Beginning of Surāhs
  3. Ending of Surāhs
  4. Association of Āyāt with Surāhs
  5. Similar Āyāt
  6. Development of the Science

13. The Iʿjāz of the Qurān , Sciences that are Deduced from the Qurān and Similes

  1. The Iʿjāz of the Qurān
  2. The Sciences that are Deduced from the Qurān

14.Different Concepts in the Qurān

  1. Type of Similes in the Qurān
  2. Oaths in the Qurān
  3. Polemics in the Qurān
  4. Names, Kunyā and Laqab in the Qurān
  5. Ambiguities
  6. Names of those Regarding which the Verse was Revealed

15.Virtues of the Qurān

  1. Virtues of Different Surahs
  2. Relative Virtues of Surahs
  3. Unique Verses in the Quran
  4. Particularities in the Qurān
  5. In Writing of the Qurān and its Etiquettes

16.Tafsīr, Ta’wīl and Its Etiquettes

  1. Meaning of Tafsīr
  2. Meaning of Ta’wīl
  3. Etiquettes and Conditions for a Mufassir
  4. Ambiguous Words in Tafsīr

17.Grading of the Mufassirīn

  1. Companions
  2. Succeeding Generation (Tābiʿīn)
  3. Collections of Both
  4. The MarfūʿAḥādīth related to Tafsīr


  1. Summarizing and Benefits of al-Itqān
  2. How its should be used
  3. Other Similar Books and Further Study
  4. Concluding Remarks

Course Features

Duration – 4+ Months


Professional Admin and IT Support

Live Sessions Every ----



14 Live Sessions ( One / Week)


Online Assessments (Optional)

24 / 7 Access to Video Recordings and Online Learning Materials


Live Q & A


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Course Overview

Al-Itqān is a classical book on the sciences of the Qur’ān which is both recognised by many scholars as both comprehensive and full of knowledge, regroups practically all the sciences of the Qurān in a remarkable order and style, and with a unique style, addressing some of the main challenging and interesting topics important today with their arguments and response. It encompasses a massive 80 chapters full of the most important discussions related to the topic.

Al-Itqan elaborates upon all the aspects of reading, writing and understanding the Holy Qur’an. Detailed exposition of Huruf, Kalimat, Nuzul, Awqaf, Arbab, the places of Nuzul (Revelation) Kitabat, Ijaz, I`rab, Tajwid, Nasikh and Mansukh has been discussed in the book. It is a compendium of the disciplines derived from the Holy Qur’an and the principles that help understand the Qur’anic laws.The science of Tafsir (commentary) and the grades of Mufassirin (commentators) have been elaborated.  Al-Itqan, not only covers all those studies which have been considered separately by other scholars but also excels all other works of the time.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Developed a distinct understanding of the historical and conceptual significance of the Qur’an.
  • Examine the compilation and preservation of the Qur’an.
  • Define and analyse key concepts discussed in sciences of the Qur’an and exegetical approaches.
  • Compare and evaluate opinions held by scholars on Qur’anic sciences and exegetical approaches.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and explain exegetical methods and approaches, and examine opinions held by scholars on Qur’anic sciences, their differences and proofs



How is this online course structured?

Our online program comprises enriched learning sessions, engaging, on-demand live and recorded video lessons. Our course is innovatively divided into different modules and sub models. The learners can ask questions, get their doubts cleared if they have any. You can get support from our course instructors or academic support team during live sessions or even after the sessions as needed.

How I will get printed certificate?
Right after successful completion of the course and assessment, you can expect to get the certificate from Al Balagh Academy. Your certificate will be emailed to you. You can get it printed or shared with your friends.
What do you mean by 1-to-1 Mentor Support?
We understand you may need personalised support from the mentor. Therefore, we are facilitating one-to-one mentor support to ensure your personal and professional growth. Your personal mentor will be helping you through out the course with understanding more about anything related to the course. You may contact him by Email, Whatsapp or book an appointment and meet him online
Is it compulsory to attend LIVE sessions? Will it be count towards the progress of my course?
We always encourage that you should attend LIVE sessions but if, in any case, you miss attending one of the sessions then you can always have access to the recorded session (Yes, you will receive recorded video of the LIVE session you have missed).
When will I have access to the online course material?
Right after successful enrolment, you will get access to myAlbalagh which is our online learning portal where you can get access to the pre-course material. The course content will be released gradually after starting the course.
When will LIVE sessions be scheduled?
Date, Day, and Time for each LIVE session will always be pre-scheduled. To know more about the schedule on live sessions, please, visit “myAlbalagh” and click on the tab “Schedule.” You will get complete details.
What if I am not able to attend LIVE sessions?
If, in any case, you miss attending LIVE session, you can catch up by watching the video recordings later at your convenient time. To get access to the video recordings, you should visit “myAlbalagh” by using your sign-in details. You can get access to “myAlbalagh” through your laptop, desktop or from your mobile.
What if I have questions to ask but can’t attend Live?
Please, get access to “myAlbalagh” and reach “Discussion Board.” It is this place where you can ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will take your queries forward and get answers for you from your course instructors.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use “Discussion Board” to get connected to other course learners as well. But we recommend that the discussion here on “Discussion Board” shall be relevant only to the course being taken. Strictly, no personal discussions or chatting. You can also interact with your classmates in our “Whatsapp Group” exclusive for the course students
How long will I have access to the online program?
You will have access to the online course content up to 2 years. Please contact our admin team by Email at [email protected] if you want lifetime access.
Are family/group discounts available?
Yes, we provide discount for groups or families who are interested in joining one of our courses. Please, email us to get complete details on it.
I am having trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case, if you find any trouble accessing your account then please, contact us immediately. We make sure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
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