QUR222 ANALYTICAL INTERPRETATION OF QURAN 2
This courses goes over analytical interpretation of Quran. 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Tafseer Ibn Kathir
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Usool Al-Tafsir By Dr.Bilal Philips
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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