Module from Advanced Qur'an Study and Tafsir Program

This module covers a study of the important sciences of the Qur’an through Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti’s Al-Itqan fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an, Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Juday’s Al-Muqaddimat al-Asasiyyah fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an, Mufti Taqi Usmani’s An Approach to the Qur’anic Sciences and others. 

The main topics covered through these books include extensive discussions on:

- The Principles of tafsir

- The Revelation of the Quran

- Makki and Madani surahs

- The Seven Recitals

- The Preservation of the Quran

- Abrogation within the Quran

- The Method of Exegesis

- The Recitation of the Quran

Upon completion of this module, students will gain a proficient understanding of the principles of many sciences of tafsir, thereby being able to conduct their own research on the Quran and exegesis for themselves and for their teaching.

  • Dates

    The course starts in September 2023

  • On-site and Online

    Recordings Available for this course

  • Course Fee


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


Mawlana Hilal Patel


September 2023 - July 2024

Course Start Date

September 2023


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


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

Friday 9:30am to 10:30am UK Time

Exams & Assignments

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

Course Fee

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.


Mawlana Hilal Patel


Mawlana Hilal Patel began his studies at Darul Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah in Bury where he memorised the Qur’an and completed the Alimiyyah program. He then went on to complete the Ifta' Specialisation Program at Whitethread Institute and has been working at Whitethread’s Fatwa Centre since completing the course. Mawlana Hilal also serves as an Imam and teacher at his local Masjid in Kent.

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