Qur’an Studies Stream


The curriculum is a comprehensive approach to understanding and studying the Qur’an. The introductory Qur’anic Understanding certificate is a one year course consisting of six modules. Three modules provide a detailed tafsir of the last 30th of the Qur’an, and the other three cover the wisdom behind some of its laws, its preservation and proofs of it being from God, and building a lasting connection with the Qur’an.

The Introductory Quranic Understanding certificate consists of six courses.

The second element of the curriculum is a complete tafsir of the Qur’an. This is not as detailed as the former, and its lessons are restricted to approximately half an hour. Based on some authoritative tafsirs, it is a comprehensive study of the Qur’an, its themes, message, some of its rhetorical features, and philological nuances. It is sufficient to equip laymen with a thorough grasp of the Qur’an, and students of knowledge with a firm foundation.

The complete tafsir curriculum consists of 30 courses over three years: 10 courses per year.

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Tafsir of the Fatiha and Juz Amma: The Qur’an’s Message in Summary (1,78-81)

Executive Summary This Juz’ of the Qur'an acts as a summary of the themes of the entire Qur'an, focusing especially on the certainty of the occurrence of the Day of Judgement. Each sura is explained in light of its overarching theme and the way it has been explained by authoritative scholars of the Qur'an. The suras al Fatiha, al Naba’, al Nazi’at, ‘Abasa, and al Takwir are covered in this module. Introduction Thi...

Executive Summary

This Juz’ of the Qur'an acts as a summary of the themes of the entire Qur'an, focusing especially on the certainty of the occurrence of the Day of Judgement. Each sura is explained in light of its overarching theme and the way it has been explained by authoritative scholars of the Qur'an. The suras al Fatiha, al Naba’, al Nazi’at, ‘Abasa, and al Takwir are covered in this module.

Introduction

This course is a detailed thematic and linguistic analysis of the most frequently recited sura, al Fatiha, and the initial few suras in the final 30th of the Qur'an. Sura al Fatiha acts as an introduction to the relationship between Allah and His servants; it teaches us why we should worship Him and how this worship should be characterized and expressed. Suras al Naba’, al Nazi’at, ‘Abasa, and Takwir, all take our attention to the Day of Judgement, but from different perspectives. This course proves the occurrence of the Day of Judgement and the final end of every one. It explains how to deal with those who affirm it and those who deny it; and that belief in the Afterlife - which will change everything when it happens - is perfectly reasonable and supported with evidence.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Sura al Fatiha Lesson 2: Sura al Fatiha, Sura al Naba’ 1 - 11 Lesson 3: Sura al Naba’ 12 - 30 Lesson 4: Sura al Naba’ 31 - end Lesson 5: Sura al Nazi’at 1 - 17 Lesson 6: Sura al Nazi’at 18 - 29 Lesson 7: Sura al Nazi’at 30 - end Lesson 8: Sura ‘Abasa 1 - 11 Lesson 9: Sura ‘Abasa 12 - 24 Lesson 10: Sura ‘Abasa 25 - end Lesson 11: Sura al Takwir 1 - 13 Lesson 12: Sura al Takwir 14 - end

What You Will Learn

  • The reasons explaining why Allah deserves worship.
  • What guidance is
  • Proofs for the occurrence of the Day of Judgement
  • How the Day of Judgement will occur
Course Format: Twelve Downloadable Sessions  
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The Wisest Laws: Explaining Key Verses of Legislation

Executive Summary A study of some key verses of legal rulings in the Qur’an, to understand the wisdom of divine laws. It focuses on understanding the rulings and the wisdom behind their application and legislation. This course will give a deep understanding of Fasting, Interest, Divorce, Inheritance, Sacrifice, Purity, and more. Introduction This course looks at some of the rulings of the Qur’an which are commonly mis...

Executive Summary

A study of some key verses of legal rulings in the Qur’an, to understand the wisdom of divine laws. It focuses on understanding the rulings and the wisdom behind their application and legislation. This course will give a deep understanding of Fasting, Interest, Divorce, Inheritance, Sacrifice, Purity, and more.

Introduction

This course looks at some of the rulings of the Qur’an which are commonly misunderstood or misinterpreted, to show their coherence and aptness for all time and places. It answers common questions, and shows why the Shari’a is a viable source of legislation for all times and places. In our times, many people question the wisdom of the laws of the Qur’an due to a disconnect between their life situations and the overarching aims of the Shari’a. In order to see the beauty of this proper contextualization is necessary. Key topics, such as Fasting, Interest, Divorce, Inheritance, Sacrifice, Purity, are explained and contextualized. This will remove common doubts and misconceptions, provide an insight into how the Shari’a has our benefit in mind, and provide an insight into the schools of Fiqh and their approaches.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Worship (2:20) Food, Gratitude, and Slaughter (2:172-173) Lesson 2: Slaughter (2:173) Fasting (2:183-185) Lesson 3: Wine, Gamling, and Charity (2:218) Divorce (2:226 onwards) Lesson 4: Divorce (2:229-231) Interest (2:275) Lesson 5: Interest and Loans (2:276-280) Orphans and Their Wealth (3:6) Inheritance (3:11) Lesson 6: Inheritance, Women’s Share (3:11-12) Lesson 7: Inheritance (3:13-14) Repentance (3:17-18) Financial Maintenance (3:33) Lesson 8: Domestic Violence (3:33) Lesson 9: Wudu and Tayammum (5:5) Lesson 10: Purification, Pledges, and Justice (5:5-8) Lesson 11: Not Swearing at the Deities of Others (6:108) Divine Prohibitions (7:33) Good Character (7:199) Lesson 12: Zakat (9:34)

What You Will Learn

  • How to Understand the Wisdom of the Shari’a
  • The Correct Explanation of Misunderstood Verses
  • The Mercy Underlying the Laws of the Qur’an
Course Format: Twelve Downloadable Sessions  
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Connecting to Guidance: Building a Lasting Connection with the Qur’an

This module looks at how to motivate ourselves to build a lasting relationship with the Qur’an. This is through looking at its virtues, benefits, and the lives of some who thrived spiritually through their connection to the Book of Allah. These lessons will provide inspiration and a practical approach to engaging with the Qur’an.

This module looks at how to motivate ourselves to build a lasting relationship with the Qur’an. This is through looking at its virtues, benefits, and the lives of some who thrived spiritually through their connection to the Book of Allah. These lessons will provide inspiration and a practical approach to engaging with the Qur’an.

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Tafsir of Juz' 'Amma: The Qur’an’s Message in Summary (93-114)

This module is the conclusion of the detailed thematic and linguistic analysis of the final 30th of the Qur'an. This section is a summary of the Qur’an’s overall message.The shorter, more commonly memorised suras are covered, providing a deeper understanding of their theme and message. The suras covered are from sura al Duha to the end.

This module is the conclusion of the detailed thematic and linguistic analysis of the final 30th of the Qur'an. This section is a summary of the Qur’an’s overall message.The shorter, more commonly memorised suras are covered, providing a deeper understanding of their theme and message. The suras covered are from sura al Duha to the end.

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From Revelatation to Preservation: Proving the Qur’an is from God and it is Perfectly Preserved

Revelation is the only form of communication humanity can receive from God. This Course looks at what it is, what its main purpose is, how we know it is true, and how it was preserved, Through this, we can be certain that it is from God, and what he have before us the fully preserved book revealed by God.

Revelation is the only form of communication humanity can receive from God. This Course looks at what it is, what its main purpose is, how we know it is true, and how it was preserved, Through this, we can be certain that it is from God, and what he have before us the fully preserved book revealed by God.

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Tafsir of Juz' 'Amma: The Qur’an’s Message in Summary (82-92)

This course is a continuation of the detailed thematic and linguistic analysis of the final 30th of the Qur'an. The mid-length suras, starting from sura al Infitar to al Layl, are covered in this module, continuing the explanation of the themes and discussions presented by God in these powerful suras.

This course is a continuation of the detailed thematic and linguistic analysis of the final 30th of the Qur'an. The mid-length suras, starting from sura al Infitar to al Layl, are covered in this module, continuing the explanation of the themes and discussions presented by God in these powerful suras.

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