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Kulliyyah Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences

Department Qurn and Sunnah Studies

Programme Bachelor of IRK (Qurn and Sunnah Studies)

Course Title Sciences of the Quran

Course Code RKQS 2011

Status Fundamental

Level 2

Credit Hours 3

Contact Hours 3

Pre-requisites Nil
(if any)

Co-requisites Nil
(if any)

Instructional Brainstorming, Discussion, Presentations, Lectures


Assessment LO Method %
State weightage 1, 2 Mid-term Test 20
of each type of
4, 5 Project 20
2, 5 Presentation 10
1, 3, 4 Final Examination 50
Instructor(s) To be determined

Semester All semesters


Course Synopsis This course deals with the basic issues and principles which lead to the
true understanding of the Qurn. The main issues to be focused on in this
course include historical background of Sciences of the Qurn, way,
revelation of the Qurn, the compilation of the Qurn, Makk and
Madan Revelations, Background of Revelation, yt Mukamt and yt
Mutashbiht, Amthl and Aqsm in the Qurn, Naskh in the Qurn,
inimitability of the Qurn, commentary of the Qurn and the schools of
tafsr in different ages, and co-relationship between yt.

Course 1. To help the students develop an in-depth understanding of basic

Objectives principles and issues related to the message of the Qurn.
2. To familiarize the students with appropriate methodology to
understand the Qurn.
3. To strengthen the students relationship with the Qurn.

Learning Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Describe the significance of Qurnic sciences towards understanding
the Qurn.
2. Explain various terms related to Qurnic studies.
3. Evaluate critically the Orientalists views against the authenticity of
the Qurn.
4. Distinguish the implications of the contextual revelations.
5. Apply sound methodology in approaching the Qurn.

Content Outlines

Weeks Topics Task/Reading

1 The Qurn Khan: pp. 23-
Meaning. Attributive Names. adth: Meaning, Examples, 34
and Relationship with the Qurn. The Qurn and the Ushama: pp.
Previous Heavenly Scriptures: Relationship 16-36
2 Science of the Qurn Khan: pp. 1-11
Meaning. Scope. Historical Development Ushama: pp.
3 Way Khan: pp. 35-
Definition. Qurnic Usages. Possibility. The Types. 51
Orientalists Criticism and Islamic Responses Ushama: pp.
4 Makk and Madan Revelation Khan: pp. 153-
Definition. Significance. Major Symptoms 167
Ushama: pp.
5 Asbb al-Nuzl Khan: pp. 169-
Meaning. Significance. Scope. Classification of Reports 200
Ushama: pp.

6 Nuzl al-Qurn Khan: pp. 77-
Nuzl al-Qurn At Once: Meaning, Arguments, and A 100
Critical analysis. Nuzl al-Qurn in Gradual Manner: Ushama: pp.
Meaning and Wisdom 80-99
7 Compilation of the Qurn Khan: pp. 53-
Definition, Preservation in the time of the Prophet, 76
Compilation in the time of Abu Bakr and Standardization in Ushama: pp.
the time of Uthman, the distinctions between them, the 110-123
authenticity of the Qurn
8 yt Mukamt and yt Mutashbiht Khan: pp. 137-
Meaning. Scholars Opinions 152
Ushama: pp.
9 Naskh (Abrogation) in the Qurn Khan: pp. 201-
Meaning. Arguments. Kinds. Schools of thought. Naskh 228
Theory: A Critical Analysis Ushama: pp.
10 Icjz al- Qurn Khan: pp. 13-
Definition, challenges. Aspects of Ijz: Linguistic and 22
Legislative miracles Ushama: pp.
11 Icjz al- Qurn Khan: pp. 13-
Scientific miracles of the Qurn 22
Ushama: pp.
12 Qaa al-Qurn (Historical Narratives in the Quran) Khan: pp. 229-
Definition, Examples, Kinds, Recurrence of narratives and 242
Significance. Qurnic narratives: a myth or reality Ushama: pp.
13 Tafsr and Tawl Khan: pp. 293-
Meaning. Difference. Significance. Classification of Tafsr 318
Works: Categories, Symptoms and Examples Ushama: pp.
14 Isralyyt Khan: pp. 121-
Meaning. Scope. Permissibility and Sources 136
References Required
1. Khan, Israr Ahmad (2000), Qurnic Studies: An Introduction, Kuala
Lumpur: Zaman Islam Media.
2. Ushama, Thameem (1998), Ulm al- Qurn, An Analytical Study,
Petaling Jaya: Ilmiah Publishers.

1. Al-Dhahab, Muammad ussayn (1972), Al-Tafsr wa al-Mufassirn,
Cairo: Maktabah Wahbah.
2. Al-Jayshi, Muammad Ibrahim (1979), Dirst Qurniyyah, Cairo: n.p.

3. Al-Rm, Fahd cAbdur Ramn (1992), Dirst f cUlm al-Qurn al-
Karm, Riyadh: n.p.
4. Al-Suy, Jall al-Dn (1951), Al-Itqn f cUlm al-Qurn, Cairo:
Maktabah Muaf al-alab.
5. Dihlaw, Shh Wal Allh (1987), Al-Fawz al-Kabr f Ul al-Tafsr,
Beirut: n.p.
6. Ibn Sharf, Mamd (1965), Al-Amthl f al-Qurn, Cairo: n.p.
7. Maha, Amad Ibrhm (n.d.), Dirsah awl Tarjamah al-Qurn al-
Karm, Cairo: Dr al-Shacb.
8. Qan, Mannc (n.d.), Mabith f cUlm al-Qurn, Riyadh: Maktabah
9. Shatah, cAbdullah Mamd (1985), Dirst f cUlm al-Qurn,
Cairo: n.p.
10. Wajd, Muammad Fard (1936), Al-Adillah al-cIlmiyyah cal Jawz
Tarjamah Macni al-Qurn il al-Lughat al-Ajnabiyyah, Cairo:
Mabacah al-Raghib.
11. Zarqni, Muammad cAbd al-cAm (n.d.), Manhil al- cIrfn f cUlm al-
Qurn, vol. 1 & 2, Cairo: Dr Iy al-Kutub al-cArabiyyah.

Proposed Semester 2, 2006-2007

Start Date
Batch of Matric no. 061
Students to
be Affected

Prepared by: Checked by: Approved by:

__________________ __________________ ______________

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Course Assessment Matrix: RKQS 2010

Programme Outcomes

Outcome 1

Outcome 2

Outcome 3

Outcome 4

Outcome 5

Outcome 6

Outcome 7
Course Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the significance of Qurnic sciences towards understanding the 1 2 2 2

2. Explain various terms related to Qurnic studies. 1 1 2
3. Evaluate critically the Orientalists views against the authenticity of the 3 2 1 2 2
4. Distinguish the implications of the contextual revelations. 3 3 3 2 1
5. Apply sound methodology in approaching the Qurn. 3 3 3 3 2 3

*1=course learning outcome addresses programme outcome slightly, 2=moderately, 3=substantive

The educational outcomes of the programmes conducted by the Department are as follows:
1. The ability to articulate the position of the Qurn and the Sunnah as the ultimate sources of knowledge. (Knowledge, Islamization)
2. The ability to analyze the traditional and modern approaches in tafsr and Hadith commentary. (Critical Thinking)
3. The ability to make appropriate formulations for the application of the teachings of the Qurn and the Sunnah in an ever-changing real life situation. (Islamization/
Integration/ Management/ Life Long Learning)
4. The ability to develop appropriate methods in Qurn interpretation and Hadith commentary to suit contemporary needs. (Integration/ Social Skill/ Teamwork)
5. The ability to observe the ethical principles and code of behavior as propounded by the Qurn and the Sunnah at the individual and collective levels. (Islamization/
Ethics/ Management/ Communication)
6. The ability to apply sound methodology in dealing with the Qurn and the Sunnah. (Practical Skills/ Scientific Method)
7. The ability to evaluate the contentions of any anti-Islamic intellectual movements and to create awareness in the community against them. (Critical Thinking,