The Sciences of Qur’an (Ulûm Al-Qur’an)


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The Sciences of Qur’an (Ulûm Al-Qur’an)

About the Course

The course is a gateway to understanding the unparalleled nobility of the Quran with a detailed exploration of the Quranic Sciences (Ulûm Al-Quran) and the Science of Exegesis (Tafsir), with utmost focus on the revelation of the Quran, its compilation, style, translation and other varied Qur’anic concepts.

Course Lecturers

Shaykh Dr Rafaqat

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy)

Mufti Abdur Raheem Ibn Dawood Limbada

(Senior lecturer of Imam Bukhari’s & Imam Muslim’s collection of Ahadith)

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

(Humanities Team and IB Theory of Knowledge Coordinator, Tutor in History and Religious Studies)

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

(Research Associate, Cardiff University)

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam

 (Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Darul Iftaa) 

Shaykh Kamil Uddin

(Lecturer, Dar Al Qasim, Chicago, USA)


12 Live Sessions

Duration: 4 Months

Sundays | 5 - 7 PM BST

Video Recordings Available

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Live Q&A


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Starts on September 6th, 2020.

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £79.99 £39.99

Pay in 4 Installments:£9.99

Registration Deadline

5th September 2020 


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Main Modules 

1. The Qur’an and Revelation

  1. Defining Quran
  2. Divine Revelation
  3. Kinds of Revelation
  4. Methods of Revelation
  5. The Qur’an, The Hadith and Hadith Qudsi
  6. Intellectual Doubts about Revelation

2. Tadweenul Quran : Compilation of the Quran

  1. Two Orders of the Quran
    1. The Order of Revelation (Chronology)
    2. The Arrangement of the Book .
  2. Transmission of the Qur’anic Word and Written Text
  3. Memorisation and Oral Transmission
  4. The Mushaf of Uthman
  5. Quranic Scriptures
  6. Development of the Qur’anic Script
  7. The Kufic Script
  8. The Hijazi Script
  9. The Qur’an in Manuscript and Print

3. The Preservation of the Quran : A Miracle

  1. The Miraculous Nature of the Preservation of the Quran
  2. A Comparison with the Bible and the Torah
  3. Doubts about the Preservation of the Quran
  4. How to Answer?
  5. Virtues of Memorising the Noble Quran

4. The Modes (ahruf) of the Qur’an and Recitations (qir’at)

  1. The Seven Modes of the Qur’an
  2. Most Acceptable Explanation of Seven Modes
  3. The Different Recitations (Qirat)
  4. The Significance of the Role of Reciters (Qurra’)

5. Form, Language and Style

  1. The Language of the Quraish
  2. Narrative in the Qur’an
  3. Similes in the Qur’an
  4. Oaths in the Qur’an
  5. Muhkamat and Mutashabihat (Clear and ambiguous verses)
  6. The Mystic Letters of the Qur’an (al-Muqatta’at)

6. Asbab al-Nuzul (Narratives Concerning Reasons for Revelation)

  1. Caused of Revelations – Importance and Advantages
  2. Classification of Revelation based on Time and Place
  3. Makkah and Madinan Verses and Surahs
  4. Generalisation and Specification of Commands
  5. Repetition of Revelation and its Reality
  6. Abrogator and Abrogated (Al Nasikh wal-Mansukh)

7. I’jazul Qur’an (The Inimitability/ Miraculous Nature of the Qur’an)

  1. The Inimitable Literary Characteristics of the Qur’an
  2. Miracle of Words
  3. Miracle of Syntax
  4. Miracle of Style
  5. Miracle of System
  6. Prophesies of the Quran
  7. Victory of Romans and Other Events

8. The Science of Tafsir ( Exegesis) – An Overview

  1. Introduction
  2. The Historical Development of Qur’anic exegesis (Tafsir)
  3. The Need for Qur’anic exegesis (Tafsir)
  4. Exegetical Methods and Approaches
  5. The Expertise Required by an Exegete (Mufassir)
  6. The Noble Quran and Human Rational

9. The Principles of Quranic Exegesis – An Overview

  1. Some Important Principles
  2. Types of Tafsir
  3. Tafsir and Tawil
  4. Reliable Sources of Tafsir ( Exegesis)
  5. Tafisr bil-Qur’an (Qur’an As Explained by the Qur’an)
  6. Tafsir bil- Riwayah
  7. Tafsir bil- Ra’ya
  8. Unreliable Sources of Exegesis
  9. Causes of Inaccuracies in Exegesis

10. The Sourcebooks of Tafsir and Exegettes - An Overview

  1. Ibn Abbas and Truth about Tafsir Ibn Abbas
  2. The Famous Mufassireen of Early Era
  3. Tafsir Ibn Jarir
  4. Tafsir Ibn Kathir
  5. Tafsir al-Qurtubi
  6. Al-Tafsir al-Kabir
  7. al-Bahr al-Muhit
  8. Tafsir al-Baydhawi
  9. Ahkam al-Qur’an li ’l-Jassas
  10. Al-Durr al-Manthur
  11. al-Tafsir al-Mazhari
  12. Ruh al-Ma‘ani

11. Quran and Contemporary Tafaseer and Scholars

  1. Contemporary Quranic Exegesis (Tafasir) – An Overview
  2. Contemporary Quranic Expert Scholars – An Overview
  3. English Translations- An Overview
  4. Authentic English Translations – How to Verify?
  5. Unreliable English Translations
  6. Authentic Online References
  7. Unreliable Websites

12. Quran and Islamic Law

  1. Quran as A Primary Source
  2. The Authority and Significance
  3. Key Concepts
  4. Misconceptions

Course Overview

  The course aims to connect your heart with the noble Quran through the exploration of two types of Qur’anic studies: Quranic sciences (in its original Arabic, ʿUlûm Al-Quran) and the science of exegesis (Tafsir). The course will examine the crucial subjects such as the revelation of the Qur’an, the compilation of the Qur’an, the unique style of the Qur’an and the Causes of Revelations (Asbab al-Nuzul). The course will shed light on the derivation of Islamic knowledge from the Quran and how exegetes (Scholars) have tried to understand the true meaning of the Qur’an. There will be more emphasis on introducing the science of exegesis (Tafsir), the principles of exegesis and the sourcebooks. The contemporary scholars will discuss the overview of English translations and contribution to Quranic studies. By the time the students complete this course, they will also develop a profound understanding of the miraculous nature of the Qur’an whilst exploring Quranic Sciences and Science of Exegesis.

Course Objectives

The course aims to examine the subjects such as

  1. The Qur’an and Revelation
  2. Tadweenul Qur’an : Compilation of the Qur’an
  3. The Preservation of the Qur’an : A Miracle
  4. The Modes (ahruf) of the Qur’an and Recitations (Qir’at)
  5. Form, Language and Style
  6. Asbab al-Nuzul (Narratives concerning Causes for Revelation)
  7. I’jazul Qur’an (The Miraculous Nature of the Qur’an)
  8. The Science of Tafsir ( Exegesis) – An Overview
  9. The Principles of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir)– An Overview
  10. The Sourcebooks of Tafsir and Exegetes of Early Era – An Overview
  11. Qur’an and Contemporary Tafaseer and Scholars
  12. Qur’an and Islamic Law

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop a distinct understanding of the historical and conceptual significance of the glorious Qur’an.
  • 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).
  • Compare and evaluate the various opinions proposed by scholars on Qur’anic sciences and exegetical approaches.
  • Identify and explain exegetical methods and approaches, and examine the opinions of different Mufassireen (exegetes)

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this online course structured?

Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre- recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. The learners can ask questions and get their doubts cleared if any. You can get support from our dedicated academic support team during live sessions and even after it, as needed.

Is it compulsory to attend LIVE sessions? Will it be count towards the progress of my course?

We always encourage attending LIVE sessions among students, but in any case you miss attending one of the sessions, then you can always access the recorded videos of the session (Yes, you will get access to the recorded video of every LIVE session you missed).

When will I have access to the online course material?

Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlbalagh, our online learning portal, within 24 hours.

When will LIVE sessions be scheduled?

The 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 convenience. To get access to the video recordings, visit “myAlbalagh” and sign-in. You can get access to “myAlbalagh” through your laptop, desktop and ever your mobile.

What if I have questions to ask but can’t attend Live?

You can access the “discussion board” via “myAlbalagh” or through “whatsapp group” dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can use “Discussion Board” to get connected to other course learners as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our “Whatsapp Group” exclusive for the course students.

How long will I have access to the online course?

You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].

Are family/group discounts available?

Yes, we provide discounts for groups or families who are interested in joining our courses. Please, email us to get details on it.

I am having trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

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