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ADV1617 Classical Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir al-Kashaf)

Advanced Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

Instructors

Shaykh M Akram Nadwi

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ADV1617 Classical Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir al-Kashaf)

Module 3: Quranic Studies

Unit 1: Classical Quranic Exegesis
Unit 2: Quranic Exegesis
Seminar 1: Quranic Exegesis
Seminar 2: Introduction to Tafsir al-Tabari
Seminar 3: Introduction to Tafsir al-Kabir
Seminar 4: Introduction to Tafsir al-Baydawi

Overview 

This module is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the application of Quranic exegetical methodology by studying famous exegetical works. Various passages of the Quran with theological, legal and spiritual emphasis will be critically discussed from exegetical works based on tradition (riwayah) and deduction (dirayah). Classical and contemporary interpretations of the Quran in the Muslim world will also be addressed.

Primary Text

Al-Kashshaf ‘an Haqa’iq al-Tanzil

About the Text

Al-Kashshaf was written in the 12th century CE. It is considered a primary source by all major scholars. However, it is criticised for the inclusion of Mutazili philosophical views. Nevertheless, the work is unmatched for understanding the language of the Quran, its eloquence and miraculous nature. Unlocking the language of the Quran helps in appreciating how it was understood at the time of its revelation; hence, it has been used by Sunnis throughout the centuries in their religious seminaries.

About the Author

Abu al-Qasim Mahmud ibn Umar al-Zamakhshari was born in Zamakhshar in 467/ 1075. He was of Iranian origin and subscribed to the Mutazilite theological doctrine. He is considered to have reached the level of ijtihad in Arabic grammar, meaning that he will differ with Sibawayh and the Kufan and Basri schools on certain particulars of the language. He died in the city of Khwarezm (present day Uzbekistan/ Kazakhstan/ Turkmenistan) in 538 /1144.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the major exegetical types and works
  • Critically analyse and evaluate Quranic exegetical works
  • Relate multiple meanings of Quranic text by reference to exegetical works
  • Demonstrate critical ability to deduct theological, legal and spiritual meanings from the Quranic verses by following a correct exegetical methodology

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Course Fees: £299.00

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Advanced Level Alimiyyah Course

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ADV1617 Classical Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir al-Kashaf)

Advanced Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

Instructors

Shaykh M Akram Nadwi

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £299.00

I am interested in other courses offered by Al-Salam Institute

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ADV1617 Classical Quranic Exegesis (Tafsir al-Kashaf)

Module 3: Quranic Studies

Unit 1: Classical Quranic Exegesis
Unit 2: Quranic Exegesis
Seminar 1: Quranic Exegesis
Seminar 2: Introduction to Tafsir al-Tabari
Seminar 3: Introduction to Tafsir al-Kabir
Seminar 4: Introduction to Tafsir al-Baydawi

Overview 

This module is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the application of Quranic exegetical methodology by studying famous exegetical works. Various passages of the Quran with theological, legal and spiritual emphasis will be critically discussed from exegetical works based on tradition (riwayah) and deduction (dirayah). Classical and contemporary interpretations of the Quran in the Muslim world will also be addressed.

Primary Text

Al-Kashshaf ‘an Haqa’iq al-Tanzil

About the Text

Al-Kashshaf was written in the 12th century CE. It is considered a primary source by all major scholars. However, it is criticised for the inclusion of Mutazili philosophical views. Nevertheless, the work is unmatched for understanding the language of the Quran, its eloquence and miraculous nature. Unlocking the language of the Quran helps in appreciating how it was understood at the time of its revelation; hence, it has been used by Sunnis throughout the centuries in their religious seminaries.

About the Author

Abu al-Qasim Mahmud ibn Umar al-Zamakhshari was born in Zamakhshar in 467/ 1075. He was of Iranian origin and subscribed to the Mutazilite theological doctrine. He is considered to have reached the level of ijtihad in Arabic grammar, meaning that he will differ with Sibawayh and the Kufan and Basri schools on certain particulars of the language. He died in the city of Khwarezm (present day Uzbekistan/ Kazakhstan/ Turkmenistan) in 538 /1144.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the major exegetical types and works
  • Critically analyse and evaluate Quranic exegetical works
  • Relate multiple meanings of Quranic text by reference to exegetical works
  • Demonstrate critical ability to deduct theological, legal and spiritual meanings from the Quranic verses by following a correct exegetical methodology

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £299.00

I am interested in other courses offered by Al-Salam Institute

This course is part of the Advanced Level Islamic Scholarship Programme

Advanced Level Alimiyyah Course

Find out more >

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