QUR222 Analytical Interpretation of Quran 2

Course Description

An explanation of Suratul-Kahf (second half of the 15th Juz and the first few pages of the 16th Juz) of the Holy Qur’an based on classical and contemporary works. Attention will be given to the major themes covered within the Surah as well as the historical context of the verses, their reasons for revelation, and the
relevant traditions (Ahadeeth) that further clarify their meanings.

Course Code: QUR222

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: QUR101

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will examine the main themes of Surat al-Kahf based on classical and contemporary works and present them in essays and video presentations, highlighting its lessons, connection between the themes, and offer solutions based on similar trials today.
  • Students will be able to write an essay highlighting the meanings of Allah’s words in Surat al-Kahf and on the methodology of scholars of Tafseer who interpreted Allah’s Words in the Quran.
  • Students will be able to dispute the allegations against Islam through role play between the instructor and other students, developing and acknowledging various ways of calling non-Muslims to Islam through evidence, reasoning, and wisdom.

Main Textbook:

Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Additional On-line Readings:

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Usool Al-Tafsir By Dr.Bilal Philips

Al Tafsir

Grading and Evaluation

Minimum passing grade 70%

Participation: 40% (10 assignments, 4% each)

Oral exam: 20%

Mid-Term exam: 10%

Research paper: 20%

Final exam: 10%

Guideline for Research Paper

As part of the course, you are required to submit a research paper. The topic chosen must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.The paper must meet the following requirements:

At least ten (10) double-spaced pages (not including the introduction and conclusion)

1 inch margins

12 pt size (Times New Roman)

Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference

The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs

When quoting Hadith, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly mentioned

Please Watch

   How to Write a Research Paper

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Virtual Class Room

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  • Weekly materials and graded assignments will be posted onto the site by Monday – in sha Allah.
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