QUR323 ANALYTICAL INTERPRETATION OF QURAN 3

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 leaders for the righteous people.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their graduate and 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.

Course Description:

An explanation of Suratul-Tawbah 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 Prophetic narrations (Ahadeeth) that further clarify their meanings.

Course Code: QUR323

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: QUR101

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will examine the main themes of Surat at-Tawbah based on classical and contemporary works and present them in video presentations, highlighting its lessons, connection between the themes, and offer solutions based on similar trials today.
  • Students will be able to write an essay highlighting the meanings of Allah’s words in Surat at-Tawbah and on the methodology of scholars of Tafseer who interpreted Allah’s Words in the Quran.
  • Students will be able to 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.
  • Students will be able to list some of the legislative verses in Surat at-Tawbah, with its historical context and reason of revelation
  • Students will be able to verbally explain, in front of their peers, the verses related to Jihad in proper historical context while refuting terrorist acts with proof.

Course Outline:

  • Time of revelation, and reasons behind the revelation.
  • Different kinds of people in Madinah.
  • Finalizing the relationship between Muslims and others.
  • Coexistence of various religions in the same community.
  • Legislative verses in the Surah.
  • Legitimate Jihad verse Terrorist Activities.

Main Textbook:

Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Handouts presented by the instructor.

Additional On-line Readings:

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Al Tafsir

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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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