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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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


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14 Live Sessions ( One / Week)


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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


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