Quranic Sciences

Quranic Sciences taught at Madina Institute encompass the subjects of Ulum al-Quran (the understandings of the Quran), Tajwid (recitation), and Tafsir (exegesis). These subjects comprehensively explore the many folds within the study of the Quran, so as to appropriately explore the depth of its knowledge. The Quran is the only religious text with a practical science developed to understand the intricacies of its meanings. Factors of these Quranic study include the nature, content, preservation, historical timeline, context, occasions of revelation, language, style, sentence structure, abrogation, and more.

Quranic Sciences

The ‘Ulum al-Quran classes are designed to give students a wide foundation in Quranic sciences and its principles that relate to recitation, history, understanding and implementing the Quran. Students will study Tajwid (Proper Recitation/Pronunciation) of the Quran, its rules and history, the history of the Quran itself including its the revelation, collection, preservation, and also explore classical exegesis of the Quran and the different types of verses (i.e. Muhkamat, Mutashabihat, Meccan vs. Madinan).

Outcomes:
  • Enhance the understanding of the historical context of the Quran, stages of revelation, the compilation thereof, the causes of revelation (Asbab al-Nuzul), and the classification of surahs and certain verses
  • Enhance Quranic vocabulary
  • Deal with complex syntactic structures and identify specific linguistic features of Quranic Arabic (I’rab al-Quran)
  • Obtaining firm grasp of Quranic methodology and principles employed for interpretation
  • Study and understand the language of Quranic text and commentary
  • Strengthen familiarity and reading of the Quran with Tajwid
Discipline-Specific Skills:
  • Appreciating the relation between the historical development of Quranic exegesis and its contextualization
  • Appreciate the Arabic syntax and semantics, linguistic form and conceptual meaning
  • Develop a methodology of textual analysis, linguistic interpretation and translation of Classical Arabic texts
Textbooks Slated:
  • Al Manzumah al-Jazariyyah (Tajwid) by Imam al-Jazari
  • Introduction to the Sciences of Quran by Ahmad v. Denffer
  • Mabahith fi ‘Ulum al-Quran by Dr. Subhi al-Salih
  • Al-Itqan fi ‘Ulum al-Quran by Imam al-Suyuti
  • Tafsir Hasanayn Muhammad al-Makhluf by Hasanayn Muhammad al-Makhluf
  • Tafsir al-Qurtubi by Imam al-Qurtubi

 Instructors: Sh Muhammad al-Ninowi, Tafsir with Sh Mukhtar Ahmed

(Some details on the course and curriculum are subject to change)

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