Qur’anic Sciences (Ulûm Al-Qur’an)

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Registration Deadline:  8th September 2019

Qur’anic Sciences (Ulûm Al-Qur’an)

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

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


Professional Admin and IT Support


Live Sessions Every Saturday




12 Live Sessions ( One / Week)


Assessments (Optional)


24 / 7 Access to Video Recordings and Online Learning Materials


Live Q & A



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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)

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.
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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