Quran Methodology

Quran Methodology

Introduction

{Indeed, it is We Who have sent down the Quran and We will preserve it.} (Al-Quran 15:9)

The Quran is the unaltered word of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad . For over 1400 years, the Quran has survived the challenges and questions regarding its authenticity, proving its Divine origin. This course will teach you all you need to know about the Quran and answer questions like:

What is the difference between Meccan and Medinan chapters?

Who compiled the Quran and why?

How do you know the Quran you’re reciting today is the same that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad ?

Which stylistic and rhetorical devices are employed by the Quran?

What is abrogation and how does it affect Islamic rulings?

What makes the Quran miraculous and inimitable?

How was The Quran revealed to the Prophet ﷺ and why was it not revealed all at once?

How do you know what the verses mean and who can interpret the meanings?

This course will cover all of this and much more to help you connect to your holy Book.


Unit Aims:

  • Exploring the authenticity and miraculous nature of The Quran.
  • Understanding the history of the Quran and its preservation.
  • Understanding the context, nature and underlying principles of revelation.
  • Understanding the different recitations of the Quran and their chains of transmission.
  • Understanding the science of Quranic Exegesis and its methodology.
  • Understanding maxims to identify Meccan and Medinan verses.

What will I learn?

You will learn about:

  • What is the Quran and its constituent parts.
  • The different types of Quranic verses and chapters.
  • The stages, forms and order of revelation.
  • The motives and occasions for revelation.
  • Teachers of the Quran and different styles of recitation.
  • The seven modes of the Quran.
  • Abrogation and its types.
  • The compilation and preservation of the Quran.
  • The miraculous nature of the Quran.
  • The different types of Quranic exegesis.
  • Etiquettes with the Quran.
  • Different methods of interpretation.

What will I achieve?

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the authenticity of the Quran and counter any criticisms about this.
  • Explain how the Quran was preserved and its stages of preservation.
  • Understand the concept of revelation.
  • Define key nomenclature used in Quranic Sciences such.
  • Identify different recitations of the Quran.
  • Understand the methodology used by the scholars to interpret the Quran.
  • Develop an enhanced relationship with the Quran.

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