Specialization in Qur’anic Tafsir

Specialization in Qur’anic Tafsir
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Organizing Institution: Mathabah Institute
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: February 6, 2024 (6:45pm)
End Date: February 6, 2024 (9:30pm EST)
Cost: $155
Website: https://www.mathabah.org/tafsir-certificate/
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This program has been designed to create the next generation of authors and researchers of traditional Qur’anic exegesis. Students will be provided the skillset to navigate through traditional tafsirs and provide contemporary explanations in light of it. They will be taught writing and publishing skills thus making their work quickly accessible to select target audiences in an efficient manner. Ideally, this program will create a multitude of scholars that will serve as a healthy alternative for the ummah to the publications on Qur’anic interpretation prepared by Orientalists.

Modules in the course

Tafsīr Orientation: A study of Sūrat Yāsīn and Sūrat al-Ṣāffāt from the renowned work Jalālayn to acquaint students with the basic style of tafsīr followed by a study of two surahs from Ṣafwat al- Tafāsīr by Sh. Ṣābūnī ; (1) Sūrat al-Raʿd for ʿaqīdah related matters and, (2) Sūrat Hūd for prophetic stories in which a comparative analysis is to be carried out with other surahs mentioning the same stories, and the Bible.
2. Fiqh of Tafsīr: A study of the verses on judicial regulations (Āyāt al-Aḥkām) from Sūrat al-Baqarah using Sh. Ṣābūnī’s Tafsīr Āyāt al-Aḥkām.
3. Introduction to Classical Tafāsīr: A study of the styles of tafsīr employed by the likes of Ibn Kathīr, Qurṭubī, Fakhr al-Rāzī, Ālūsī, Abu Saʿud etc. in their respective works.
4. Principles of Tafsīr: The history, classifications, terminologies and rules of tafsīr using Sh. Zurqānī’s Manāhil al-ʿIrfān.
5. Principles of Fiqh: Rules pertaining to deducing rulings from the Qurʾān using Uṣūl al-Fiqh by Sh. Abū Zahrah
6. Advanced Arabic Grammar: A revision of the intermediate rules of Arabic grammar along with the introduction of advanced ones to assist in deciphering the Qur’anic text. Book: Taʿjīl al-Nadā by Sh. Fawzān.

7. Arabic Poetry: A study of select classic Arabic poems to advance one’s comprehension of the usage of the language using Nafḥat al-ʿArab by Sh. Iʿzāz ʿAlī.
8. Arabic Rhetoric: A review and advanced study of Arabic Balāghah to help develop the skills required to understand the nuances of the Qurʾan’s language.
Book: Balāghat al-Wāḍiḥah.

Duration: 24 months
Class days and timings: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm.
Venue: Online

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