Module from Advanced Qur'an Study and Tafsir Program

This module covers Tafsir-related topics from a contemporary perspective. The academic articles and books covered in this module provide in-depth studies of Western contributions to Quránic studies, as well as the Muslim responses to their critiques. The topics covered include:

- The History of the Qur’anic Text from Revelation to Compilation

- The Last Presentation of the Qur’an

- Shi’ah Tafsir

- Preservation of the Bible

- Science in the Qur’an

- Numerical Miracles in the Qur’an

- The Ring Theory

- The Satanic Verses

- The Verse of the Sword

- Feminist Tafsir

- Seeking Cure through the Qur’an 

- Rasm of the Qur’an

Successful completion of this module requires students to produce proficiently written responses to a number of prompts on the topics studied throughout each semester.

Upon completion of this module, students will be competent in understanding the contemporary issues related to the Quran and tafsir from an objective and academic standpoint. The various topics covered will give them proficiency in dealing with tafsir-related queries and issues deemed problematic in the modern era.

  • Dates

    The course starts in September 2023

  • On-site and Online

    Recordings Available for this course

  • Course Fee

    £399.00

What our students say about the program

“Before I started the course at Whitethread, my link to the subject of Tafsir was minimal. By taking this course, it has forced me to look at various tafsirs… Since these tafsirs were different in their styles, I know have a portfolio of Tafsirs that I have studied and know which ones to refer to for what speciality it contains.… I found that the teachers care about developing you academically and in terms of adab (Islamic mannerism). Students that come from a Darul Ulum background will benefit greatly from this comprehensive course where you are looking at a new tafsir each lesson, consolidating your knowledge in ‘ulum al-Qur’an, learning about the specific styles and rhetoric of the Qur’an and looking at specific issues pertinent to the Qur’an that are being discussed today by Muslim as well as Non-Muslim academics.”

Sofwan Ahmed, UK

“This course is not advertised as a takhassus course, however it is not less than any takhassus course. It has enabled and opened many doors which were not possible to see without guidance from knowledgeable teachers at Whitethread Institute. I am very thankful and blessed to have learnt so much in such a short time. The knowledge shared in this course is worth the practise for many years and will keep me busy academically and spiritually for rest of my life, inshaAllah.”

Aseem Khan, UK

“I am completely indebted to the institute and to the ustaads for the tafsir course. Alhamdulillah, I have benefited immensely from the course. The manner of my preparation for the tafsir session conducted in my local masjid has significantly changed. Prior to the course I would briefly look at few tafsir books, but now Alhamdulillah I try to study as many as I can. The benefit of which has been profound. All the ustaads are greatly competent, hardworking, well-wishers and supportive. I would definitely advise the Alims, Alimas and Imams who are delivering tafsir lessons to enrol and benefit from the course. No words can do justice in explaining the benefits of this course.”

Shuaib Abdurauf Sufi, UK

Instructor

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri

Duration

September 2023 - July 2024

Course Start Date

September 2023

Sessions

On-site and Online (Recordings of the live sessions are available for this course)

Timings


Thursday 11:30am to 12:30pm UK Time

Friday 10:30am to 11:30am UK Time

Exams & Assignments

Mid-Term Exams: 1 Essay
End of Year Exams: 1 Essay

Course Fee

£399.00
10% Discount available if you register by 31 July

*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to ongoing development, which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses.

Instructor(s)

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri

Course Instructor

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri began his studies in the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury where he enrolled into the Alimiyya program. He then transferred to Imam Zakariya Academy, London where he completed the program. Thereafter he completed an MA in Islamic studies at Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He is currently a teacher at Imam Zakariya Academy in the Alimiyya program and a second year PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Shaykh Zeeshan is known for his avid love for reading and research and is therefore in charge of library and literary resources development at Whitethread Institute.

Why Study at Whitethread Institute?

  • Great studying environment

  • Interactive discussions between students and teachers

  • High level discussions where teachers are open to questions and do not shy away from sensitive or controversial issues

  • Comfortable studying environment

  • In depth coverage of topics

  • Deep understanding of the nuances of fiqh

  • Experienced and knowledgeable teachers

  • Students guided throughout their studies

  • All lessons taught in a practical manner relevant to current times