Uṣul al-Tafsīr

     A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in Uṣūl al-Tafsīr. The course aims to explore some of the important and most needed topics today related to Exegesis (Tafsīr) and Quranic Hermeneutics. The course has been designed not only to deliver on the theory but to introduce practical lessons of application. A number of the more popular books on uṣūl al-tafsīr have been used to prepare this unique syllabus which is full of detailed and beneficial knowledge and areas of new study.

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Mufti Syed Waliullah Abrar Qasmi

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Duration: 4 Months
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Effort: 2 – 5 Hours / Week
Program: Level – 1
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 £— /month for 4 months

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Main Modules 

1. Definition, Importance and Benefits of Uṣūl al-Tafsīr

  1. Definition
  2. Difference between Tafsīr and Ta’wīl
  3. Importance of the Science
  4. Benefits of the Science
  5. Development of the Science of Tafsīr

2. Requisites for Knowledge for Science of Tafsīr

  1. Requisite Sciences
  2. Conditions of a Mufassir and Ādāb
  3. Caution in Interpreting without Knowledge
  4. Popular Books and Scholars of Uṣul al-Tafsir

3. Types of Tafsīr and the Mufassirīn

  1. Different Schools of Tafsīr
  2. Tafsīr of the Muḥaddithūn
  3. Tafsīr of Muslim Scholars of Kalām
  4. Tafsīr of Experts in Juristic Principles
  5. Tafsīr of Grammarians and Lexicographers
  6. Tafsīr of Master Litterateurs
  7. Tafsīr of Skilled Reciters
  8. Tafsīr of Sūfis
  9. Tafsīr of Sects and Other Groups

4. Approach to Tafsīr

  1. Tafsīr of Qurān with Qurān
  2. Tafsīr of Qurān with Sunnah
  3. Tafsīr of Qurān with Statements from the Companions
  4. Tafsīr of Qurān with Statements from the Tābiʿīn
  5. Tafsīr of Qurān through Language
  6. Tafsir by Judaeo-Christian Narratives
  7. Tafsīr of Qurān through Expert Reason and Ijtihād

5. Tafsīr of Aḥkām (Rulings)

  1. Definition of Tafsīr of Aḥkām
  2. Indications (Dalāla) of the Qurān on Aḥkām
  3. Different Types of Tafsīr al-Aḥkām
  4. Different Approaches of the Qurān in Aḥkām
  5. Important Books of Tafsīr on Ahkām

6. Principles (Qawāid) related to the Science of Tafsīr and Mufassirīn

  1. Definition of Qawāid
  2. General Qawāid
  3. Qawāid that relate to Preference (Tarjīḥ) between the opinions of Mufassirīn
  4. Reasons for Differences amongst the Mufassirīn
  5. Conflicts between Verses and Tafsīr

7. Rules and Principles (Qawāid) related to Revelation

  1. Principles related to Asbāb al-Nuzūl
  2. Principles related to place of Revelation (Makki, Madni)
  3. Principles related to Aḥruf and Qirā’a

8. Unusual Expressions of the Qurān (Gharīb and the Muʿarrab)

  1. Definition of al-Gharīb
  2. Importance of Knowledge of al-Gharīb
  3. Definition of al-Muʿarrab
  4. Differences of Opinion of existence of Al-Muʿarrab

9. Quranic Linguistic Obscurity

  1. Omission (ḥadhf)
  2. Replacement or Substitution (Ibdāl)
  3. Definition, Approaches and Types of Al-Sūra
  4. Deferring and Advancing, and Remote Connection
  5. Additional Wording
  6. Al-Muḥkam, al-Mutashābih, Taʿridāt and Kināya

10. Rules and Principles (Qawāid) related to Language

  1. Al-Naṣṣ, al-Ẓāhir, al-Mu’awwal
  2. Al-Khafi, al-Mujmal, al-Mushkil
  3. Al-ʿĀm, al-Khāṣ, al-Mushtarik
  4. Al-Haqīqa, al-Majāz

11. The Science of Abrogation (al-Naskh) in the Qurān

  1. Meaning of Abrogation of Earlier Scholars
  2. Meaning of Abrogation for Later Scholars
  3. Examples of Abrogation and Differences

12. Division of the Qurān and Unique Modes of Expression

  1. Differences and Commonality between Āyāt and Verses
  2. Secrets of Harmonizing Long with Short Āyāt
  3. Modes of Expression of Sūrahs
  4. Meters and Rhymes
  5. Other Concepts of Balāgha

13. Shāh Waliullah’s Five Fundamental Sciences Contained in the Qurān

  1. The Science of Judgements
  2. The Science of Polemics
  3. The Science of Reminders of the Days of Allah
  4. The Science of Reminders of Death and What Come After

14. Translating the Qurān and Delivering Tafsīr

  1. Scholarly Opinions on Translation of Qurān
  2. Approach on How to Translate Well
  3. Good Translations and Bad Translations
  4. Types of Tafsir Delivery
  5. Styles of Tafsir Delivery
  6. How to Deliver with Maximum Impact

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Duration – 4+ Months

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Course Overview

   A special advanced course designed for ʿulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies in Uṣūl al-Tafsīr. The course aims to explore some of the important and most needed topics today related to Exegesis (Tafsīr) and Quranic Hermeneutics. The course has been designed not only to deliver on the theory but to introduce practical lessons of application. A number of the more popular books on uṣūl al-tafsīr have been used to prepare this unique syllabus which is full of detailed and beneficial knowledge and areas of new study.

 Main Modules 

1. Definition, Importance and Benefits of Uṣūl al-Tafsīr

2. Requisites for Knowledge for Science of Tafsīr

3. Types of Tafsīr and the Mufassirīn

4. Approach to Tafsīr

5. Tafsīr of Aḥkām (Rulings)

6. Principles (Qawāid) related to the Science of Tafsīr and Mufassirīn

7. Rules and Principles (Qawāid) related to Revelation

8. Unusual Expressions of the Qurān (Gharīb and the Muʿarrab)

9. Quranic Linguistic Obscurity

10. Rules and Principles (Qawāid) related to Language

11. The Science of Abrogation (al-Naskh) in the Qurān

12. Division of the Qurān and Unique Modes of Expression

13. Shāh Waliullah’s Five Fundamental Sciences Contained in the Qurān

14. Translating the Qurān and Delivering Tafsīr

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, the successful student will:

  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the history of the development of Qur’anic exegesis
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the Qur’an through a methodical approach to its interpretation
  • be able to demonstrate a familiarity with the terminology used in Qur’anic exegesis
  • be able to understand and apply critically the general principles of Qur’anic exegesis
  • be able to evaluate critically interpretations of the Qur’an in text and other literature
  • be able to apply exegetical methods to the interpretation of the Qur’an
  • be able to recognise and evaluate critically different exegetical types
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, organisation, written and oral communication skills through the presentation of a substantial work

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