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FDN1617 Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tashil)

Foundation Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

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FDN1617 Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tashil)

Please note this is an online course

Module 7: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis
Seminar: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation
Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Overview

The Study of usul al-tafsir, the principles of Quranic exegesis, is part of the broader subject of ‘ulum al-Quran. The goal is to become acquainted with the essential aspects of the Scripture and rules of interpretation so as to avoid erring in one’s understanding. At the introductory level, it is important to gain an overview of the main features of the sacred text and the disciplines that are connected to it in order to lay the foundation for the technical studies to follow.

Primary Text

Al-Tashil li ‘ulum al-Tanzil

About the Text

The author of the text, Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi, states that the first part of his introduction consists of ‘comprehensive general principles [of Usul al-Tafsir] within beneficial sections’. This is an apt description. The text gives a sound, accessible overview of the principles of Quranic Exegesis in a simple Arabic language, making it a perfect introductory text for the beginner. The text is a total 15 pages in length and sets out a solid foundation in the study of Usul al-Tafsir.

About the Author

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi (1321 – 1357) was a scholar and a writer of poetry, history, and law from Al-Andalus. Ibn Juzayy wrote the Rihla of Ibn Battuta in 1352-55. He wrote many religious works such as his Qawanin al-Fiqhiyyah (The Laws of Jurisprudence) a comparative manual of the jurisprudence of the five Sunni madhhabs (Maliki, Hanafi, Shafi`i, Hanbali, Dhahiri) with emphasis on the Maliki school. He is also famous for his tafsir of the Quran, his book on legal theory Aqrab al-Wusul `ala `Ilm al-Usul (The Nearest of Paths to the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence). He died in Fez in 1357, two years after the completion of the Rihla.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the history of the development of Quranic exegesis
  • Understand the Quran through a methodical approach to its interpretation
  • Understand the terminology and general principles used in Quranic exegesis
  • Analyse and evaluate interpretations of the Quran in text and other literature
  • Apply different exegetical methods to the interpretation of the Quran

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Course Fees: £99.00

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FDN1617 Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tashil)

Foundation Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £99.00

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

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FDN1617 Principles of Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tashil)

Please note this is an online course

Module 7: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Principles of Quranic Exegesis
Seminar: Introduction to Quranic Exegesis and Interpretation
Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Overview

The Study of usul al-tafsir, the principles of Quranic exegesis, is part of the broader subject of ‘ulum al-Quran. The goal is to become acquainted with the essential aspects of the Scripture and rules of interpretation so as to avoid erring in one’s understanding. At the introductory level, it is important to gain an overview of the main features of the sacred text and the disciplines that are connected to it in order to lay the foundation for the technical studies to follow.

Primary Text

Al-Tashil li ‘ulum al-Tanzil

About the Text

The author of the text, Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi, states that the first part of his introduction consists of ‘comprehensive general principles [of Usul al-Tafsir] within beneficial sections’. This is an apt description. The text gives a sound, accessible overview of the principles of Quranic Exegesis in a simple Arabic language, making it a perfect introductory text for the beginner. The text is a total 15 pages in length and sets out a solid foundation in the study of Usul al-Tafsir.

About the Author

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi (1321 – 1357) was a scholar and a writer of poetry, history, and law from Al-Andalus. Ibn Juzayy wrote the Rihla of Ibn Battuta in 1352-55. He wrote many religious works such as his Qawanin al-Fiqhiyyah (The Laws of Jurisprudence) a comparative manual of the jurisprudence of the five Sunni madhhabs (Maliki, Hanafi, Shafi`i, Hanbali, Dhahiri) with emphasis on the Maliki school. He is also famous for his tafsir of the Quran, his book on legal theory Aqrab al-Wusul `ala `Ilm al-Usul (The Nearest of Paths to the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence). He died in Fez in 1357, two years after the completion of the Rihla.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the history of the development of Quranic exegesis
  • Understand the Quran through a methodical approach to its interpretation
  • Understand the terminology and general principles used in Quranic exegesis
  • Analyse and evaluate interpretations of the Quran in text and other literature
  • Apply different exegetical methods to the interpretation of the Quran

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £99.00

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

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