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INT-11617 Applied Quranic Exegesis

Intermediate Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

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INT-11617 Applied Quranic Exegesis

Module 6: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Applied Quranic Exegesis
Seminar: Critique of Muqaddimah fi Usul al-Tafsir
Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Overview

This module builds upon the theory of Quranic Exegesis taught in the Foundation level and intends to convey to students the exegetical tools that can be employed to understand what God is communicating to them through His Book, and what He expects them to do.  At the same time, students will learn the different ways in which the Quran can be misinterpreted, and how to remain faithful to the text by following the Prophetic teachings and the way of the early Muslims.

Primary Text

Muqaddimah fi Usul al-Tafsir

About the Text

This work, authored by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, sets out the proper principles to be utilised in interpreting the Quran. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the reader of the Quran should always keep in mind who the Speaker is and who it is spoken to. It has proven to be a unique treatise in that, despite its conciseness, this introduction has been quoted by Quranic scholars from the earliest times like Ibn Kathir and Al-Suyuti unto the present day.

About the Author

Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Abd al-Halim (more commonly known simply as Ibn Taymiyyah) was born into a family of reputable Hanbali scholars in Harran, in modern day Turkey, in 661 A.H. / 1263 C.E.  He left a lasting legacy on Islamic reformation, and was teacher to the likes of Imams Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, Ibn Kathir, Al-Dhahabi, Al-Mizzi and Ibn Daqiq al-‘Id. He wrote profusely on a range of subjects before he passed away in 728 A.H. / 1328 C.E.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand how the Quran is best explained by the Quran
  • Understand how the Prophet (SAW) explained the Quran
  • Understand how the Companions and their successors explained the Quran
  • Recognise different sources of Tafsir
  • Understand why there are differences in Tafsir
  • Recognise ideological and sectarian bias in Tafsir works
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of Tafsir based on Reason
  • Consider whether new hermeneutical methods are useful in interpreting the Quran

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Course Fees: £99.00

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INT-11617 Applied Quranic Exegesis

Intermediate Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

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Course Fees: £99.00

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INT-11617 Applied Quranic Exegesis

Module 6: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Unit 1: Applied Quranic Exegesis
Seminar: Critique of Muqaddimah fi Usul al-Tafsir
Tutorial: Principles of Quranic Exegesis

Overview

This module builds upon the theory of Quranic Exegesis taught in the Foundation level and intends to convey to students the exegetical tools that can be employed to understand what God is communicating to them through His Book, and what He expects them to do.  At the same time, students will learn the different ways in which the Quran can be misinterpreted, and how to remain faithful to the text by following the Prophetic teachings and the way of the early Muslims.

Primary Text

Muqaddimah fi Usul al-Tafsir

About the Text

This work, authored by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, sets out the proper principles to be utilised in interpreting the Quran. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the reader of the Quran should always keep in mind who the Speaker is and who it is spoken to. It has proven to be a unique treatise in that, despite its conciseness, this introduction has been quoted by Quranic scholars from the earliest times like Ibn Kathir and Al-Suyuti unto the present day.

About the Author

Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Abd al-Halim (more commonly known simply as Ibn Taymiyyah) was born into a family of reputable Hanbali scholars in Harran, in modern day Turkey, in 661 A.H. / 1263 C.E.  He left a lasting legacy on Islamic reformation, and was teacher to the likes of Imams Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, Ibn Kathir, Al-Dhahabi, Al-Mizzi and Ibn Daqiq al-‘Id. He wrote profusely on a range of subjects before he passed away in 728 A.H. / 1328 C.E.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand how the Quran is best explained by the Quran
  • Understand how the Prophet (SAW) explained the Quran
  • Understand how the Companions and their successors explained the Quran
  • Recognise different sources of Tafsir
  • Understand why there are differences in Tafsir
  • Recognise ideological and sectarian bias in Tafsir works
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of Tafsir based on Reason
  • Consider whether new hermeneutical methods are useful in interpreting the Quran

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £99.00

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

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