Course Description

Teaching the Holy Quran encompasses firstly the memorization of the Quran, revising the old memorization techniques, understanding the meaning, comprehending the Sciences of the Quran, complying with rules required for the proper recitation of the Quran (Tajweed), and most importantly, acting upon the teachings of the Holy Quran.

Students will be trained in using different strategies and techniques to master these six aspects of the course.

Course Code: MAIE610

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: None

Learning Objectives:

  1. To introduce students the importance of the Sciences of the Quran, its status, its evolution and revelation, codification of the Quran and its compilation, the evolution of Tafseer, and its various schools.
  2. To learn the basic Tajweed rules.
  3. To learn different techniques in coaching students while memorizing Quran and reviewing the memorization.
  4. To understand the basics of various branches of the Quran sciences.
  5. To learn different teaching strategies of the Quran sciences.
  6. To acknowledge the importance of having the Quran as the source of guidance in our life.

Main Textbook:

علوم القرآن Ulum Al-Quran by Ahmad von Denffer

Introduction to the Sciences of the Quran by Sh.Yasir Qadhi

Handouts presented by the instructor

Additional On-line Readings:

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1. علم التجويد About Tajweed

2. Scientific Miracles of the Quran

3. Quran Sciences (for those who have some Arabic background)

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
  • Attendance:  10%
  • Mid-Term exam:  10%
  • Final exam:  10%
  • Oral exam:  20%
  • Research paper:  20%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

 1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.

 2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.

 3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.

 4- The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
  • 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 Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

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Communication Etiquette:

  • If sending emails directly to the Instructor, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Instructor to the office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Additional Information:

Log in Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from

Guidance College Online School

You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on weekly basis, in sha Allah.

Vision Statement:

Guidance College shall be one of the top well-recognized universities in the United States that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields aiming at preparing moral and well-knowledgeable leaders who provide research-based Islamic alternatives that enable the Muslims to contribute to the success of their country.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their undergraduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge that recognizes modern-time realities and allows them to examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective which enables them to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically while making responsible and moral decisions aiming at improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of the earth with a full understanding and appreciation of the cultural and human differences.