Qur’anic Sciences (Ulûm Al-Qur’an)

     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 a true focus on the revelation of the Quran, its compilation, style, translation and other varied but connected Qur’anic concepts.

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Registration Deadline:  8th September 2019

Course Team

Shaykh Dr Rafaqat

 

Mufti Abdur Raheem Ibn Dawood Limbada

 

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

 

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

 

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam

Course Code:QS 301
Al Balagh Credits:15

Duration:4 Months
Course Starting Date: 9th March 2019
Note: There will be no live sessions during Ramadan
Day: Saturday
Live Session Timings:

5 – 7 PM BST

 


Effort:2 – 5 Hours / Week
Program:Al Balagh Quranic Studies
Prerequisite:None

Language English
Mode: Online (Live and Interactive )
Online Learning Material: Yes ( Accessible After Course Starting Date)
Video Recordings:Yes ( Available within 48hrs After the Live Session )

Fees:From £19.99/month for 4 months

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Course Info

Course Starting Date:

9th Mar 2019

Registration Deadline:

8th Sep 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  –  £79.99 

Pay In 4 Instalments – £19.99

Add-On (Optional)

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support: £50

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

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 Features

Duration – 4+ Months

 
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Live Sessions Every Saturday

 
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12 Live Sessions ( One / Week)

 
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Course Overview

    The course aims to connect your heart with the noble Quran by exploring 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 important 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 how Islamic knowledge is derived 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 source books. Overview of English translations and contribution to Quranic studies by the contemporary scholars will also be discussed. By the time the students complete this course, they will also develop profound understanding of the miraculous nature of the Qur’an whilst exploring Quranic Sciences and Science of Exegesis.

Course Overview

The course will examine the subjects such as

  1. The Qur’an and Revelation
  2. Tadweenul Quran : Compilation of the Quran
  3. The Preservation of the Quran : 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 Inimitability/ Miraculous Nature of the Qur’an)
  8. The Science of Tafsir ( Exegesis) – An Overview
  9. The Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir)– An Overview
  10. The Sourcebooks of Tafsir and Exegetes of Early Era – An Overview
  11. Quran and Contemporary Tafaseer and Scholars
  12. Quran 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 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 Mufassireen (exegetes)

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