This course examines the phenomenon of Revelation (waḥy) and its relationship to the Prophet’s (SAW) life and message. It elaborates on basic Qur’anic sciences (‘ulūm al-Qur’ān), history and schools of tafsīr, the Qur’anic inimitability (i‘jāz al-Qur’an), and major themes of the Qur’an. The course also covers contemporary issues in interpreting the Qur’an, the worldview of the Qur’an, methodology of understanding the Qur’anic message, thematic tafsīr, the Qur’an as the source of knowledge for Muslim civilizational and cultural renewal, and contemporary debates in Qur’anic studies.
Instructor: Dr. Younus Mirza (Allegheny College)
SCHEDULE (total 10 hours)
Friday, Sep.22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, Sep.23, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Sunday, Sep.24, 9:00 am - noon