Tafsīr

Tafsīr is the subject which reveals the meaning of the Qur'an. It is an essential subject for any student intending to understand the Glorious Qur'an. This 2-year module is designed to equip the participants with sufficient knowledge about the Quran and its meanings.

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Module Overview

This is a 2 year module which is part of the 'Diploma in Islamic Studies' course which will provide students with a broad understanding of the Qur'ān and its sciences. It opens the student up to the Qur’ānic miracle through various examples. Finally, it builds students knowledge from learning about various important surahs commencing with the last 10 surahs.

The first year will cover the study of majority of the 30th Juz alongside other important and well known surahs with its translation, cause of revelation and meaning. The 30th Juz is the chapter of Qur'ān which is recited frequently in the 5 daily Salāh hence its selection in this course.

The second year of the module will focus on the scientific and the miraculous aspects of Qur'ān giving a firm understanding of how Qur'ān is the true word of Allāh alone.

Misconceptions related to the Qur'ān such as Orientalism, the satanic verses, Abrogation in the Qur'ān will also be examined giving a good understanding of the baseless claims.

This course ends with an in-depth Tafsīr of Surah Al-Kahf giving a comprehensive overview of the sciences of the Qur'ān, including current day objections and their responses drawing on classical sources embedded within the modern-day context.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. To have a good understanding on how the verses of the Qur'ān were revealed and the causes of revelation known as Asbābun Nuzūl.
2. To be able to understand the meaning of the frequently recited Surahs’ in Salāh
3. To appreciate efforts put in by the scholars to preserve the Qur'ān
4. To understand the misconceptions surrounding the holy Qur'ān and affirmation on the Qur'ān being the words of Allāh .

Objectives

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

- Translate the surahs covered (majority of 30th juz)
- Understand majority of the Surahs.
- Understand the sciences of the Qur'ān
- Understand the Qur'ānic miracle

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
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 and 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 and 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 and 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 - Literary 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
Week 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 Verses 32 to 59 - Three parables
Week 5 - Verses 60 to 82 Musa (AS) and Khidr
Week 6 - Verses 83 to 101 Dhul 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

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