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The Islamic Scholarship Programmes

Foundation Level
Arabic Immersion Year
Intermediate Level
 Advanced Level

Upcoming Short Courses and On Demand

Tafsir Series

As a continuation of our previous tafsir series, this course will be held over three months with Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Two important chapters (surahs) of the Quran will be studied with theological, legal and spiritual emphases.

Tafsir al-Kashshaf

al-Zamakhshari’s al-Kashshaf is one of the most important Qur’anic commentaries of all time, and probably the greatest linguistic commentary of the Qur’an, focusing on grammatical and rhetorical analysis. It is one of the most influential tafsirs, and has been quoted...

Kitab al-Tamyiz by Imam Muslim

Covering selected chapters of the book, Shaykh Akram will teach how to analyse chains of narration (asānīd) to identify a hidden defect (‘illah). He will also will dissect and discuss examples of ‘ilal as well as shedding light on the emergence and development of the...

Bukhari & Tirmidhi

This year-long course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi will provide a detailed study of hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan al-Tirmidhi. The study of Sahih al-Bukhari will highlight the brilliant method used by Bukhari in extracting the narrations of his collection and understanding Islamic law and theology.

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Quranic Contexts: Asbab al-Nuzul

This one-day short course taught by Shaykh Akram Nadwi will explore some of the various perspectives and approaches to ‘Asbab al-Nuzul’, the contexts of revelation of the Quran. Shaykh Akram will compare and contrast traditionally held opinions with those of Maulana...

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The Qur’an should not be valued as merely a sacred object

The Qur’an should not be valued as merely a sacred object

1. Allah says in the Qur’an about the Qur’an, that it is a self-consistent, coherent message from the Creator to the most favoured among His creatures. He also says of it that it is the final revelation of His will and purpose for mankind, the completion and...

Muqaddimah of ibn al-Salah

Muqaddimah of ibn al-Salah

Kitab Ma’rifat anwa’ Ilm al-Hadith, better known as the Muqaddimah of Ibn al-Salah, is a well-known intermediate level text on the science of Usul al-hadith. For students familiar with the Arabic language and have covered beginners texts in hadith methodology, this...

Modern science seeks power, not wisdom

Modern science seeks power, not wisdom

Modern science is dedicated to explaining events and processes in the natural world, most of the time by means of some degree of mastery of the chain of the causes and effects that lead to specific events and processes. The problem with this approach is two-fold....

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