Exploring the Quran
Start date: Monday, 14th March 2016
End date: Monday, 20th June 2016
7.15pm - 8.15pm
This is a new and exciting course for students who have completed our Arabic programme or have studied Arabic elsewhere to a good level and have a desire to further their understanding and appreciation of the linguistic miracle of the Noble Quran.
The weekly class will be ‘Exploring the Quran’ by looking at the translation of approximately five verses followed by a grammatical analysis and a short tafsir (commentary) with the guidance of the teacher. It’s a long-term class, broken into 12 week semesters, with the aim of completing a full-reading of the Quran, in sha’ Allah.
The lesson will begin by the teacher introducing the verses and giving a brief overview of the content and background. Students will then volunteer their own translation leading onto a guided grammatical analysis of each verse.
As the class go through the sentences, the teacher will give his own reflections on the rhetoric and style of the verses allowing the students to gain an insight into the wonderous nature of the Quran. Finally, the teacher will give a short commentary and points of reflection and highlight grammar points that may be new or more advanced. Further supplementary material in the form of notes and short exercises will be provided for students to attempt in their time to reinforce some new grammar rules; this will be additional work at the students’ discretion.
There will be no assessment of the students’ learning other than their volunteering to translate and analyse the verses in class. To get maximum benefit from the course, however, the students should try to prepare their analysis and translation of the verses before the class.
All the classes will be live and on-line using the WizIQ platform: students will be able to see a live video stream of the teacher and ask questions using the microphone and chat facility. All classes will be recorded and available on the student area of our website for review.
Recommended further reading:
Ma’ariful-Quran by Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi
Imdadul-Karam by Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada
The weekly class will be ‘Exploring the Quran’ by looking at the translation of approximately four or five verses followed by a grammatical analysis and a short tafsir (commentary) with the guidance of the teacher. It’s a long-term class with the aim of completing a full-reading of the Quran, in sha’ Allah.