Module from Advanced Qur'an Study and Tafsir Program

This module covers carefully chosen selections of more than two dozen tafsirs from the earliest to the recent such as the tafsirs of Muqatil ibn Sulayman, Ibn ‘Atiyya, Abu Ja‘far al-Tabari, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi, Ibn Kathir, Qurtubi, Zamakhshari, Baydawi, and Alusi. 

Students also present their own choice of Tafsirs for certain verses and study their chosen selections as a class, so that a total of approximately 30 tafsirs are covered over the year. The study of each tafsir includes the author’s biography and introduction, as well as their approach, methodology and principles in exegesis. 

The assessment designed for this module is in a report format, with a table of all selected tafsirs in chronological order, along with a brief summary of each of its main features. Students will also be required to give 2 presentations to prepare them for delivering effective tafsir classes in their communities.

Upon completion of this module, students will gain proficiency in studying and understanding a wide spectrum of tafsir books, which they will be able to refer to for self-study and within their teaching practices.

  • 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

Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

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 8:30am to 10:30am UK Time

Exams & Assignments

Mid-Term Exams: N/A
End of Year Exams: 1 Written Report & 2 Short Presentations

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)

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.

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