Al Balāgh Takhaṣṣuṣ Fi’l-Tafsīr

Al Balāgh Takhaṣṣuṣ Fi’l-Tafsīr

About the Programme

Al Balāgh Takhaṣṣuṣ Fi’l-Tafsīr is a unique course, exclusively tailored for sharīʿa scholars, ʿulamā and advanced students of knowledge who wish to seek an opportunity to learn and acquire the essence of Quranic Tafsīr in order to effectively spread the message of the Qurān in serving the Ummah and to ultimately save the Ummah from the challenges of contemporary socio-juridical, political and contextual issues prevalent amongst Muslim communities. This comprehensively engaging course will provide and upskill learners with tools and practical knowledge needed to bring about praiseworthy change and guide the Ummah for generations to come.


Shayk Abdur Raheem

Shayk Kamil

Shayk Dr Rafaqat

Shayk Amin Kholwadia

Shayk Haroon sidat

Mufti Ameen Palanpuri

Mufti Saiful Islam


Completely online

24 - 36 Months

50 - 60 Courses

From £49.99 /Month

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The First cohort starts on January 15th, 2020.

Early Admission Deadline:

30th Nov 2019


Final Deadline:

5th Jan 2020

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

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Courses In This Programme



Manāhil al-ʿIrfān fī ʿUlūm al-Qurān (Muhammad al-Zarqani)

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies of the Qur’ān.



Uṣul al-Tafsīr

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in Uṣūl al-Tafsīr.



Study of al-Itqān fī ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān (Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī)

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies of ʿUlūm al-Qur’ān.



Uṣūl al-Tafsīr- Study of al-Fawz al-Kabīr and Muqaddama of Ibn

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies of Uṣūl al-Tafsīr through the study of classical kitabs.



A Study of Twelve Books of Tafsīr

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in exegesis.



A Study of Tafsīr al-Qurān al-ʿAẓīm (Tafṣir Ibn Kathīr)

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in exegesis.



A Study of Anwār al-Tanzīl wa Asrār al-Ta’wīl (Tafṣir al- Bayḍāwī)

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in exegesis.



A Study of Tafsīr Mafātīḥ al-Ghayb (Tafṣir al-Rāzī/ Tafsīr al- Kabīr)

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in exegesis.



A Study of Tafsīr al- Kashshāf ʿan Haqāiq al-Tanzīl wa al-ʿUuyūn al-Aqāwīl fī Wujūh al-Ta’wīl (Tafsīr al-Zamaksharī)

A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in exegesis.



The Qur’an and Modern Science



The Quran, Orientalism and Modern Thoughts



Study of al-Itqān fīʿUlūmal-Qur’ān



Academic English



Advanced Arabic



Takhrījul Hadith



Islamic Worldviews



Western Philosophy & Islam



Critical Thinking/ Reading / Writing



Muslim Leadership Development



Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care



Presentation Skills

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Explore The Quran, Defend The Quran

Today, there are many Muslims, especially those living in western countries or multi-culture or multi faith societies across the globe, find it difficult to explore the Quran and defend their beliefs about Islam or the Quran. This inability to explore or defend the Quran is due to the fact that Muslims are not well-educated about the basics of the Quranic sciences, the real essence of the Quran and the sole message it delivers for the mankind. But, now even a person who is completely deprived of even basics of the Quran can be able to explore the Quran and defend it in a more sublime self-confident manner under the guidance of the worldly renowned scholars of the Quran. This course, crafted with all due attention to all contemporary challenges which the Quran faces from a group of orientalists. Muslim liberals, scientific communities or the Muslim writers, aims at creating enriching experience of Quranic learning by exploring the Quranic sciences, the principles of Quranic interpretations and the pearls of the Quran. Enrolling into this course, learners will learn how to easily deconstruct orientalists’ views which aim at dislodging or uproot the citadel of the Islamic faith that is the Glorious Quran. Student's will also learn sublime beauty it holds - message it delivers for the mankind and more. Read more

Be Assured Of Infinitely Beautiful Quranic Learning

This programme is a series of courses - entails four different courses which cover every different and indispensably important aspect of the Quran, Quranic Sciences, Exegesis, Quran and Orientalism and Sublime Beauty of The Quran, the message it delivers and how it can be put into practice in day-to-day modern life today. You can subscribe to this comprehensively flexible series of courses and get this option to choose any three courses and start with one you want. The course has been designed with the lofty ambition to help students gain and enhance their knowledge about the Qur’an, Quranic Sciences, Qur’anic Exegesis and other interconnected aspects of the Quran. It would be wonderful opportunity for all learners across the globe to get enrolled into this special series of the courses and get enriched with infinite knowledge of the Glorious Quran and all other relevant aspects of it. The learners will also save 40% and more when they subscribe to this special series of courses. Read more

Programme Overview

This programme aims at presenting Qur’anic studies in contemporary context to connect your heart with the Glorious Quran. This innovatively engaging and heart-and-mind enlightening programme introduced by Al Balagh Academy is a comprehensive programme which includes four different and interesting courses such as

  • The Qur’anic Sciences (in its original Arabic,ʿUlûm Al-Qur’an) and the Science of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir)
  • The Qur’anic Sciences (in its original Arabic,ʿUlûm Al-Qur’an) and the Science of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir)
  • The Qur’an, Orientalism and Modern Thoughts
  • The Jewels of the Qur’an.
Al Balagh Qur’anic Studies Programme is perfect for all the learners who would like to develop a clear understanding of the Qur’anic sciences, the science of exegesis - effectively develop clear and sound understanding of key concepts, ideas, perceptions, theories across all major subjects in the Qur’an or the Sciences of the Qur’an (ʿUlûm Al-Qur’an). The course will cover the Qur’anic sciences in a precise but comprehensive manner, include but not just limited to Qur’anic meaning, revelation, Quranic history, exegesis, recording, translations text preservation and the causes of revelation provide a holistic approach to understand the Qur’anic meaning, interpretation and the Quranic exegesis. The programme will get acquainted with contemporary and significant scientific challenges, arguments, allegations and debates about the Qur’an as purported by the western world, orientalists, Muslim liberals and modern Muslim writers. It will help learners with effectively deconstructing their views and defending the Qur’an and its authentic message in academic and engaging manner. The programme will also explore the pearls of the Qur’an by presenting the important subjects discussed in the Qur’an as explained by Imam al Ghazali. The learners will learn more about how the Qur’anic values can be applied in contemporary context by learning from the life of the Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The programme is designed for serious students to equip them with the important insights into the key topics of Qur’anic studies to enable them to identify and analyse the authentic exegetical approaches and become a Qur’anic ambassador by sharing the Qur’anic message with humanity and by defending the Quran from contemporary challenges. Read more

Be Assured Of Infinitely Beautiful Quranic Learning

After successful completion of this programme, students will be able to
  • Develop distinct understanding of the historical and conceptual significance of the Glorious Qur’an and examine the compilation and preservation of the Qur’an.
  • Define and analyse key concepts discussed in the sciences of the Qur’an and the science of exegesis (Tafsir).
  • Develop distinct understanding of the compatibility between the Qur’an and Modern Science and examine the use of Science in the Qur’anic exegesis in the light of the principles of Quranic exegesis (Tafsir).
  • Analyse key scientific discoveries such as the Big bang, Evolution and various other theories or discoveries in the light of the Qur’an or Islamic viewpoint.
  • Compare and evaluate criticism held by Scientists and Modern Theologists on the Qur’an and learn how to deconstruct their claims in an academic manner.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify contemporary issues related to the Qur’an and Modern Science and explain how to reconcile and discuss Science in the Qur’an.
  • Examine Orientalists’ approaches to Qur'anic authenticity, reliability and its divine origin, and evaluate the opinions held by orientalists and western scholars.
  • Analyse critical concepts and ideas discussed in the literature written by Orientalists, Muslim Modern Writers and Muslim Liberals in relation to the Qur’an and its interpretation.
  • Compare and evaluate opinions held by Orientalists, Modern Muslim writers and Liberals on the Qur’anic exegesis and learn how to defend the Qur’an by deconstructing these views.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify unreliable exegetical methods and explain reliable and accepted exegetical methods and approaches.
  • Develop distinct understanding of the major themes of the Qur’an as explained by Al Ghazali in his book “Jawahir ul Qur’an”.
  • Understand the complex situation of the Makki and Madani Period and appreciate how the prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has implemented the Qur’anic values in the society.
  • Identify and explain the effective methods and modes which could be employed to revive the Qur’anic values in today’s society.
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Applicants for direct admission to the Takhasus programme are required to:

  • Have completed Alimiyyah Course from a recognized institute and Have Ijazah Sanad
  • Applicants are expected to have good knowledge and understanding of Arabic and English language
  • Applicant must be 18 years old or above

Applicants are required to submit an application for admission to Al Balagh Academy, with following supporting materials:

  • Completed Application form
  • Resume, including details of supervisory, teaching or professional experience
  • Details of other academic qualifications including academic transcripts
  • Two references
  • A personal statement covering a brief introduction of yourself, why you are interested in the Takhassus programme, and your expectations of the program. You must include details of your Alimiyya and academic qualifications distinctly highlighting whether you have studied on a full time or part-time basis, a number of years spent and text/books covered.

Application Process

For direct entry, submit an application and attach all supporting documents as outlined in the admission requirements. The admissions team will assess your application and advise of next steps.

Master Degree

Al Balagh will facilitate the degree programme for Takhasus students. The degree modules will be delivered by the recognised universities.
All prospective students will be assessed according to their credentials, which will identify whether they can apply for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Al Balagh Takhaṣṣuṣ programmes will provide some of the required qualifications/credentials related to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Experiential learning, Certified learning and Transfer where appropriate.
The degree programme is optional for students. It will be recommended based on students profile.
Please note Al Balagh Takhassus fee doesn’t include the Degree fee. Students are required to fill the admission requirements as required by relevant universities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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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