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The Qur’an in Conversation with the Bible
Theory & Case Studies in Intertextuality

 A Day Course with Prof. Saqib Hussain

Course Description

This one-day course seeks to introduce students to the notion of Quranic intertextuality especially as it pertains to the Bible and the Biblical tradition. It will explore questions of how and why the Qur’an ‘converses’ with previous scriptures and the sophistication of that dialogue. In addition to being introduced to matters of theory, students will also be taken through several case studies that highlight the exegetical and theological value of an intertextual study of the Qur’an but also pitfalls to be aware of. Along the way, students will be introduced to some useful resources and hermeneutical insights that will aid them in their personal study of the Qur’an in this respect.

About the Lecturer

Dr Saqib Hussain completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford on the relationship between the Qur’an and the Biblical tradition. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on the Qur’an, Islam, and comparative theology. His current research interests include surah structure, the Qur’an and late antiquity, and Qur’anic law.

Note: This course is part of the ASI Qur’an Study Programme. However, anyone interested in the topic or Qur’anic studies in general can benefit from this course. For additional information about the Qur’an Study Programme, please visit the dedicated page.

Key Information:
Study Mode: LIVE Online
Dates: Saturday 2nd March 2024
Time: 10am – 5pm UK Time

Course Fees:

£45 £35 – Early Bird Discount (livestream + 5 days recorded access)*

£60 (livestream + 60 days recorded access)

*Early Bird discount expires at 23:59 GMT on 18/02/24