The Qur’an, The Bible & History

The Qur’an, The Bible & History

About the Course

Al Balagh Academy is offering this exclusive course for those who would like to explore and analyse the Qur’an and the Bible in the light of History and Archaeology. The course will examine the Qur’anic narrative and compare it with the Biblical and Historical Narratives. The course will delve into different narratives of The Creation Story, The Flood of Nuh, The Story of Abraham and Joseph, The Exodus, The Monarchy (Saul, David, Solomon & The Divided Kingdom), Jesus and Christian Origins, and The Muhammad Foretold.

Course Lecturer

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

(Bayyinah Institute & the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Quran and its Interpretation)
AT A GLANCE

16 Live Sessions

Duration: 3 Months

Every Saturday 9pm to 10pm BST

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App

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Starts on August 7, 2020.

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £69.99 Free 

Registration Deadline

31st July 2020 

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

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Course Lecturer

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

(Bayyinah Institute & the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Quran and its Interpretation)

Lectures In This Course

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1

An Introduction to the Qur’an and Biblical Tradition

An Introduction to the Qur’an and Biblical Tradition

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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2

The Creation and Structure of the Universe

The Creation and Structure of the Universe

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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3

The Creation Story

The Creation Story

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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4

The Flood

The Flood

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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5

The Patriarchs and Joseph (Part I)

The Patriarchs and Joseph (Part I)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

6

The Patriarchs and Joseph (Part II)

The Patriarchs and Joseph (Part II)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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7

The Exodus and Sinai Narratives (Part I)

The Exodus and Sinai Narratives (Part I)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

8

The Exodus and Sinai Narratives (Part II)

The Exodus and Sinai Narratives (Part II)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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9

The Exodus and Sinai Narratives (Part III)

The Exodus and Sinai Narratives (Part III)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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10

Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, and Return (Part I)

Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, and Return (Part I)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

11

Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, and Return (Part II)

Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, and Return (Part II)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

12

Jesus and Christian Origins (Part I)

Jesus and Christian Origins (Part I)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

13

Jesus and Christian Origins (Part II)

Jesus and Christian Origins (Part II)

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

14

Surat al-Kahf: The Companions of the Cave, Moses and Khidr, Dhu‘l-Qarnayn

Surat al-Kahf: The Companions of the Cave, Moses and Khidr, Dhu‘l-Qarnayn

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

LECTURE

15

Ancient Arabia: ‘Ad, Thamud, Midian, Saba’, Himyar, and the Companions of the Elephant

Ancient Arabia: ‘Ad, Thamud, Midian, Saba’, Himyar, and the Companions of the Elephant

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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16

Muhammad Foretold

Muhammad Foretold

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

Course Overview

Al Balagh Academy is offering this exclusive course for those who would like to explore and analyse the Qur'an and the Bible in the light of History and Archaeology. The course will examine the Qur'anic narrative and compare it with the Biblical and Historical Narratives. The course will delve into different narratives of The Creation Story, The flood of Nuh, The story of Abraham and Joseph, The exodus, The Monarchy (Saul, David, Solomon & the Divided Kingdom), Jesus and Christian Origins, and The Muhammad Foretold.
In this course, we study how the Qur’an engages with Biblical tradition—including the Bible and para-biblical, Jewish and Christian traditions—in its retelling of narratives from Biblical history, affirming Biblical tradition in some respects while correcting it in others. We will also be considering how biblical criticism and archaeology provide additional historical background for understanding the Biblical and Qur’anic narratives, as well as questions they raise about the historicity of these narratives.

In this course, we study how the Qur’an engages with biblical tradition—including the Bible and para-biblical, Jewish and Christian traditions—in its retelling of narratives from Biblical history, affirming Biblical tradition in some respects while correcting it in others. We will also be considering how Biblical criticism and archaeology provide additional historical background for understanding the Biblical and Qur’anic narratives, as well as questions they raise about the historicity of these narratives.

This course will enable you to understand the Qur'anic claims about Biblical history, scripture, and Tradition, and will explore how the Qur'an engages with and correctively retells stories from Biblical tradition. The course will also equip you with the understanding of how historical criticism and archeology provide background for understanding Biblical and Qur'anic narratives. The course is suitable for those who are interested in Qur'anic Studies and would like to explore the Qur'an from Biblical and Historical perspectives.
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Course Aims and Objectives:

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Learn the Qur’anic claims about Biblical history, scripture, and tradition, and its own relationship to them.
  • Understand how the Qur’an engages with and correctively retells stories from Biblical tradition.
  • Know how historical criticism and archaeology provide background for understanding Biblical and Qur’anic narratives.
  • Learn how to think through challenges to Biblical and Islamic narratives from historical criticism and archaeology.

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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