Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the meanings of Sura al-Fātiḥah and the short Suras that appear at the end of the Noble Quran, so they are able to understand what are they saying when they recite any of those Suras during their prayers.

The points that will be studied regarding each Sura will be:

–       The Reasons of the Revelation (asbāb an-nuzūl) of the Sura or of particular ayats (verses) within the Sura

–       The general topics dealt with in the Sura.

–       An explanation of the whole Sura verse by verse.

–       Specific words used in the Sura and the relevance of for their meaning.

–       The grammatical, syntactical and rhetorical elements encompassed in the Sura.

–       The legal and moral teachings derived from the Sura.

–       Its application to our daily life and its relevance in relation to our present.

The Commentaries of the Quran (tafsīr) to be relied upon for during this course will be at-Tas-hīl liʿUlūm at-Tanzīl, by Ibn Juzay, Ḥāshiya al-ʿAdawī ʿalā Tafsīr al-Jalālayn by al-ʿAdawī, Tafsīr al-Khāzin, by al- Khāzin, Ṣafwah at-Tafāsīr, by aṣ-Ṣabūnī, among other authoritative books of Tafsīr.

Course Information:

Classes will last at least 45 minutes. Students will be able to view the sessions on a ‘Wiziq’ platform and download the file of the session along with the instructor’s notes in the presentation. Students will be able to download all materials directly from the ‘Wiziq’ platform.

Course Overview:

I.              Sura al-Fātihah I

II.             Sura al-Fātihah II

III.            Sura al-ʿĀdiyāt

IV.            Sura al-Qāriʿah

V.             Sura at-Takāthur

VI.            Sura al-ʿAṣr / Sura al-Humazah

VII.           Sura al-Fīl / Sura Quraysh

VIII.          Sura al-Māʿūn / Sura al-Kawthar

IX.            Sura al-Kāfirūn / Sura an-Naṣr

X.             Sura al-Masad / Sura al-Ikhlāṣ

XI.            Sura al-Falaq / Sura an-Nās