Module Overview:

This is a one-year module, tuaght in the second year of the 'Diploma in Islamic Studies' course, which will highlight the important tenets of creed that differentiate the Ahlus Sunnah from others and will examine the basis of their creedal positions based on Quran and Sunnah.

There are two major ways of understanding a creedal system.
1) The first is by going through several misconceptions, understanding their answers, and building the mind-set.
2) The second is by going through a system of creed, thereby building an understanding of the beliefs like Al-Aqeedah al-Tahawiyyah of Imam Al-Tahawi.

This course isdesigned to cater for both parts of understanding a creed.Themodule highlights the historical emergence of straying sects and thedifferences that caused them to deviate. Contemporary debates, misconceptionsin creed and the existence of god, deviated sects and groups will also beexamined when discussing issues such as the attributes of Allah, rationality,Shariʽah, the finality of prophethood, and other tenants of faith.

Module Objectives:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

SYLLABUS

Year 1

Teacher: Mawlānā Anas
Day/ Time: Monday | 6.30pm – 7.15pm

Term 1

Introduction to Quran and Compilation

Week 1 - Introduction to Qur’an
Week 2- Compilation of Qur’an & First Revelation
Week 3 - Surah Fātihah
Week 4 - Surah Fīl
Week 5 - Surah Quraish
Week 6 - Surah Mā’ūn
Week 7 - Surah Kawthar
Week 8 - Surah Kafiroon Tafsīr of most read surahs
Week 9 -Surah Nasr
Week 10 - Surah Lahab
Week 11 - Surah Ikhlās
Week 12 - Surah Falaq
Week 13 - Surah Nās
Week 14 - Revision Week
Week 15 - End of Term Exams
Week 16 - End of Term Break
Week 17 - End of Term Break

Term 2

Tafsīr of Surah Humazah to Alaq

Week 1 - Tafsīr of Surah Humazah
Week 2 - Tafsīr of Surah Takāthur
Week 3 - Tafsīr of Surah Qari’ah
Week 4 - Tafsīr of Surah Zalzalah
Week 5 - Tafsīr of Surah Bayyinah
Week 6 - Tafsīr of Surah Qadr
Week 7 - Tafsīr of Surah Alaq
Week 8 - Reading Week (No lessons)
Week 9 - Tafsīr of Surah Tīn
Week 10 - Tafsīr of Surah Inshirāh
Week 11 - Tafsīr of Surah Duḥā
Week 12 - Revision
Week 13 - End of Term Exams
Week 14 - Ramadān Break

Term 3

Tafsīr of Surah Mulk, Waqiah and Sajda

Week 1 -Tafsīr of Surah Mulk
Week 2 - Tafsīr of Surah Mulk
Week 3 - Tafsīr of Surah Mulk
Week 4 - Tafsīr of Surah Wāqi’ah
Week 5 - Tafsīr of Surah Wāqi’ah
Week 6 - Tafsīr of Surah Wāqi’ah
Week 7 - Tafsīr of Surah Wāqi’ah
Week 8 - Tafsīr of Surah Sajdah
Week 9 - Tafsīr of Surah Sajdah
Week 10 - Tafsīr of Surah Sajdah
Week 11 - Eid ul Adha Break
Week 12 - Eid ul Adha Break
Week 13 - Tafsīr of Surah Sajdah and Revision
Week 14 - End of Term Exams
Week 15 - End of Year Break

Year 2

Teacher: Mawlānā Muaaz
Day/ Time: Wednesday | 6.30pm – 7.15pm

Term 1

Introduction to the Quran and its Sciences

Week 1 - The 5 W’s of the Qur’an
Week 2 - Types and Stages of Revelation
Week 3 - Makki and Madani Surahs & Causes of Revelation
Week 4 - Preservation and Compilation of the Qur’an
Week 5 - Refuting Objections about the Preservation of the Qur’an
Week 6 - The Seven Modes of Recitation
Week 7 - Abrogation in the
Week 8 - The Satanic Verses
Week 9 - Shi’as and the Holy Qur’an
Week 10 - Introduction to the Science of Tafsir
Week 11 - Chronology of Qur’anic Commentaries and Commentators
Week 12 - Judeo-Christian Narratives (Isra’iliyyat)
Week 13 - Tadabbur vs Tafsir bi a l-ra’y
Week 14 - Revision
Week 15 - End of Term Exams
Week 16 - End of Term Break
Week 17 - End of Term Break

Term 2

The Qur’anic Miracle

Week 1 - The Miraculous Qur’an
Week 2 - Literary miracle
Week 3 - Literary miracle continued
Week 4 24/01/22Literary miracle exercise
Week 5 - Timeless book
Week 6 - Prophecies
Week 7 - Lost historical knowledge
Week 8 - Reading Week (No lessons)
Week 9 & 10- Science in the Qur’an
Week 11 - Psychology and Impact
Week 12 - Miscellaneous miracles
Week 13 - End of Term Exams
14 - Ramadan Break

Term 3

Tafsir of Surah Al Kahf and Surah Yasin

Surah al-Kahf
Week 1 - Verses 1 to 9 (Introduction and virtues)
Week 2 - Verses 10 to 22 (The people of the cave
Week 3 - Verses 23 to 31 Principles to protect Īmān
Week 4 23/05/22Verses 32 to 59Three parables
Week 5 - Verses 60 to 82 Musa (AS) and Khidr
Week 6 - Verses 83 to 101Dhul Qarnain
Week 7 - Verses 102 to 110Conclusion and summary
Week 8,9 & 10 - Surah Yasin
Week 11 & 12- Eid ul Adha
Week 13 - Revision Lesson
Week 14 - End of Term Exams
Week 15 - End of Year Break

RECOMMENDED

Reads

Quraan Made Easy

Co-ordinator: Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias

Ma’ariful Qur’an

Author: Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Uthmani

An Approach to the Qur’anic Sciences

Author: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmani