An Introduction to the Sciences of the Quran (QUR 101)

Note: This course was offered live in Summer 2017, and is now available as an online course of recorded lectures.

Course Description

ʿʿIndeed, We have sent down the Remembrance, and we will most definitely protect it.ʾʾ (al-Ḥijr, 15:9)

ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘There will soon be turmoil [fitan].’ I asked, ‘Then what will be the way out, O Messenger of Allah?’

He replied:

‘The Book of Allah! It contains tidings of what came before you, and news of what will come after you. It is the judge between you. It is the criterion. It cannot be taken lightly. Whoever abandons it out of arrogance will be destroyed by Allah, and whoever seeks guidance by other than it will be misled by Allah. It is the firm rope of Allah. It is the Wise Remembrance. It is the Straight Path. Desires do not stray because of it. Tongues do not get confused by it. Scholars never have enough of it. It does not get old by repetition. Its wonders never cease. Whoever speaks with it speaks the truth. Whoever acts upon it shall be rewarded. Whoever rules by it shall rule with justice. And whoever calls to it is guided to the Straight Path.;'” (Related by Tirmidhī and Dārimī) 

In this course students will learn about:

  • the history of the Quran
  • abrogation (naskh) in the Quran
  • approaches in Quranic exegesis (tafsīr)
  • the variant readings (aruf) of the Quran
  • etiquette with the Quran
  • and more!

Course Objectives

  1. To appreciate the value of the Quran
  2. To be convinced of the authenticity of the Quran
  3. To distinguish between normative and aberrant interpretations of the Quran
  4. To develop the ability to answer questions about the Quran with clarity and accuracy




NOTE: Discounts are available for student who enroll in more than one class (click here for Discount policy)

Fee: $50 (non-refundable)

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