The main aim of this Tafseer course is to help the students - the Qur’an readers - to clearly understand the exact meaning of the Qur’an.
There are 2 main categories of objectives for this course. The first are standard objectives that are applicable for all the verses that we analyse. The second type is dependent on the particular verse we are studying. Some of the objectives that will be considered all the time are:

1. To be aware of the categories of Tafseer
2. To learn and analyse the styles of the Qur’an commentators
3. To discover and taste the beauty of the language used
4. To identify the methodologies of Ibn Kathir
5. To be exposed to the views and the differences of the commentators
6. To know the connection of the verse with the verse before it and after it
7. To learn the reason/s why the verse / surah was revealed
8. To learn new vocabularies and phrases
9. To discover and analyse new Islamic terminologies
This is an ongoing course, however termly (16 weeks) enrolment is required.
The Tafseer course is an on-going course. The content of the course is dependent on the surah, therefore we cannot specify content points for the course. However:

• If the surah was a Makkiyyah. Then, the content will be:
1. The unseen matters
2. The Paradise and its rewards
3. The hellfire and its punishments
4. The nations before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
5. Allah ta’ala’s attributes and names
6. The evidence of Allah’s existence, and He is the only one that should be worshipped
7. The Day of the Resurrection
8. Reminders

• If the surah was Madaniyyah (add the following to the above):
1. Obligation
2. Prohibition
3. Rules of worshipping Allah (swt)
The course does not require any pre-requisites. However, it should be understood that students should be able to speak and understand English. The course prefers that students know a basic level of Arabic reading.
The prime materials for this course are:

• al-Qur’an – The Book of Allah (swt)
• The Tafseer of the Magnificent Qur’an, by Ibn Kathir (d. 744 AH)
• There are also a number of secondary materials that can be used in this course. Please refer to the ‘references of this course’
The course does not require any typical written or oral assessments. However, there will be:

1. Week 1 - General revision of what was learned
2. Week 8 - PowerPoint revision lesson and optional student presentation
3. Week 16 - PowerPoint revision, teachers oral reports and student feedback
• Students are recommended to prepare the lesson before they attend it based on the lesson objectives
• Students are required to prepare their questions beforehand
• It is an optional project
• List of different short projects that students can choose from
• Selection is at the beginning of the course (week 1) or by the mid-term (week 8) the latest
• Details of each project can be explained by the teacher
There are a number of references that students will be using. These depend on the topics that the verse is referring to. The main references are as follows:

1. Tafseer Ibn Jareer (d. 310 AH)
2. Tafseer ar-Razi (d. 604 AH)
3. Tafseer al-Qurtubi (d. 671 AH)
4. Tafseer al-Baghawi (d. 516 AH)
Classes are open to all adults; males and females, for people from all walks of life.
1. The fees for this course is £200 per term
2. Free for any parents who enrolled their child(ren) into one of our Weekend Supplementary Schools
3. Please see the payments policy for the available offers

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  • Qur'anic Studies: £200
  • 10 Days