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113 Analytical Tafseer I

 

Syllabus

Textbook information on In the Shade of the Qur'an

Textbook information on Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Summarized)

Supplementary Materials information

Audiotapes information

Student feedback

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Syllabus for Fall 2000

 Fall 2000 Course Schedule 9/15/00-12/15/00

Analytical Exegesis 1 (3 credits)

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Course Objectives

To study and analyze the historical background of the revelation of each surah of the last juz' of the Qur'an (Surahs 78 to 114). To learn the meaning and to find a relationship between the surahs and the ayat. To search for the divine wisdom in the light of the meanings of each surah and each ayah. To derive the rules and regulations from each surah and ayah

Course Materials:

Textbook:

Tafseer Ibn Katheer by Ibn Katheer (Summarized; translated by Habib Badr)

In the Shade of the Qur'an by Sayyid Qutb

5 audiotapes: Analytical Exegesis 1 by Dr. Robert Cooper

Unit 1: Surat an-Naba' to Surat ash-Shams

Unit 2: Surat al-Lail to Surat an-Nas

Exam Schedule:

EXAM

STUDENTS RECEIVE

DUE TO INSTRUCTORS

MATERIAL COVERED

Exam 1

October 9, 2000

October 14, 2000

Unit 1

Exam 2

November 6, 2000

November11, 2000

Unit 2

Term Paper:

 

November 20, 2000

 See below

Oral Exam

 

December 8-15, 2000

All the material

 

Study Tips:

Please keep a copy of all your exams and papers

Papers and exams should be sent directly to the instructor (not the university)

To get your exams and papers back, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Term Paper:

Students should choose their own topics for the term paper; however, their selected topic has to be related to the meaning and tafseer of the last juz' of the Qur'an.

 


Supplementary materials information

 None


Audiotapes information

The audiotapes are by Dr. Robert Cooper, and they are a reading of the summarized Tafsir Ibn Kathir textbook.


Student Feedback

(02/07/02)

I have to admit, i don't think i understood this class when i took it, probably because i didn't understand the concept of tafseer very well as well as what i was supposed to learn in this class.

Okay, so what can you learn from my mistakes?

Well, first of all, it's probably good to know what tafseer is and what it isn't, as well as how tafseer is done. It's probably also good to know some more general things about the Qur'an before one starts studying tafseer. I suggest that a student take the Quranic Sciences class before taking this class, even though it's not a prerequisite. In that class, you will inshaAllah study the basics of tafseer and understand what it is and how it is done, what abrogation means, etc; these are basic knowledge for anyone studying tafseer in my opinion.

Once you have decided to take this class, read, read, and read.

Read the supplied textbooks at least two times while taking DETAILED notes. Read another tafseer if you can get it. The Tafsir Ibn Kathir Abridged by a Group of Scholars Under the Supervision of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri is probably even better than the textbooks supplied for this class (it's also the book that is used in the next two tafseer classes).


 

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