Al-Fatiha: A Gateway To The Quran

A Gateway to The Quran

This Tafsir course provides various keys that are provided in the many exegesis that provide us tools to understand the chapters that follow and even what to expect. Surah Al-Fatiha is the DNA of all the divine surahs of the Quran in major themes and commentary on the realisation of the human condition. The study will include a direct translation and explanation in English. The format of these Halaqaat will be a pure process between Ustadh Moinul, a mushaf and fellow students discussing a range of topics, themes and contemporaneous issues. In a typical lesson I will read the Ayaat in Arabic then translate and discuss the central ideas found in these passages in relation to life’s affairs in light of classical and contemporary commentaries.

A Gateway to The Quran

This Tafsir course provides various keys that are provided in the many exegesis that provide us tools to understand the chapters that follow and even what to expect. Surah Al-Fatiha is the DNA of all the divine surahs of the Quran in major themes and commentary on the realisation of the human condition. The study will include a direct translation and explanation in English. The format of these Halaqaat will be a pure process between Ustadh Moinul, a mushaf and fellow students discussing a range of topics, themes and contemporaneous issues. In a typical lesson I will read the Ayaat in Arabic then translate and discuss the central ideas found in these passages in relation to life’s affairs in light of classical and contemporary commentaries.

Course Outline:

This is a weekly study of the Qurān set up from the grassroots of the community.

The study will include a direct translation and explanation in English. The format of these Halaqaat will be a pure process between Ustadh Moinul, a mushaf and fellow students discussing a range of topics, themes and contemporaneous issues. In a typical lesson I will read the Ayaat in Arabic then translate and discuss the central ideas found in these passages in relation to life’s affairs in light of classical and contemporary commentaries.

Course Aims:

-To taste the miraculous and inimitable beauty in the language and meanings in the Quran
-To gain an overall understanding of the Quran Al-Kareem in its themes and narratives
-To build a conceptual framework of Islam which allows one to see the internal consistency and coherence of the Quran
-Learn ahkam related to personal, family affairs under the wider framework of working to revive our Ummah
-Gain a familiarity and basic level of knowledge of word usage, grammar and sentence structure of the Quran.
-Understand the Quran from the perspective of an idea and method
-Develop critical thinking by studying the answers provided by Western materialistic creeds and systems through the lens of the Quran
-Train you to have balance between family, community life and the Dawah.
-Study various ahadith in detail in relation to the ayaat of Quran.
-Since we’ll have some overview of the Quran we will gain a brief overview of how Usuli principles were derived from the Quran

Course Length:

Each lesson will be 1hr to 1h:30mins in length. There will be a time during for Q&A towards the end. We are hoping we can cover front to back of the Quran but we want to make clear, there can be a temporary or even a permanent cancellation depending on other extenuating factors.

Course Outcome:

-Every student gains a framework from which they can approach the Quran on practical level that is built on a sound basis.
-Students of knowledge and duaat will learn the breadth and limitations one has when taking general lessons from the Quran.
-I also hope the younger generation see this work and appreciate how necessary it is to reverse engineer concepts of Islam back to the Quran and Sunnah and thereby building a closeness with Allah (SWT) and taking this approach forward as a result.

Al-Fatiha: The Gateway to the Quran

Course outline:

Term 1 Lesson 1:

0-The benefits (fadaa’il of Qur’an) Hadith No.1
1-Framework: Ayaat related to As-Shaksiyyah & Al-Mujtama’iyyah
2-Framework: Fikrun kulli and juz’i
3-Framework: The universal law of Allah (swt). Khalq and Amr: The relationship between the creator and different created things.
4-Types of common invocations الجُمَلُ المَنْحُوتَة mistakes and correct use
5-Framework: Following The Prophetic mission according to The Quranic narrative” i.e to study the Quran in line with the Seerah

Term 1 Lesson 2:

0-The benefits (fadaa’il of Qur’an) Hadith No.2
1-Framework: “Constants and events”
2-Framework: Objectives and ideal
3-Framework: The role of the intellect and intellectual humility
4-A simplified, definition of Quran
5-Framework: The emergence in schools of grammatical thought: Basran vs Kufans
6-Iraab of Basmalah (grammatical construction)
7-The various meanings of the Basmalah
8-Meanings of baa that can’t be used?

Term 1 Lesson 3:

1- The Basran and Kufan school’s tahleel of the Basmalah.
2- The use of Basmalah by the Prophet in daily life civil contracts, and international relations.
3- How the Basmalah was used by The Quraysh idolators, yes that’s right.
4- A mapping of the thought process within the Basmalah itself from sensation, thought to action.

Term 1 Lesson 4:

1- Concluding remarks about the Basmalah
2- The benefits (fadaa’il of Qur’an) Hadith No.3
3- Framework: Makki and Madani Surahs
4- The names and overview of Surah al-Fatiha
5- Introduction to the meaning of Al-Hamd

Term 1 Lesson 5:

1- Concluding remarks about the Basmalah
2- The benefits (fadaa’il of Quran and Al-Hamd) Hadith No.4
3- Framework: Signs of Makki and Madani Surahs
5- The names and overview of Surah al-Fatiha

Term 1 Lesson 6:

1- Hamd, Alif laam: Types
2- The noun ‘Hamd’
3. The laam of istihqaaq
4. The estimated Khabar
5- The Type of sentence: Informational and Emotional
6. Absence of emphasis can be emphasis.
7. Shukr & Madh and their types
8. Meanings of Rabbi Al-Aalameen with al-Hamd
9. Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem without Atf?
10. Malik, Yaum and meanings of Dayn
11) Praise and thanks emanate from a sense of being beholden and indebtedness.
12) Reverential indebtedness and material debt that come from the secular and colonised mindset.

Term 2 Lesson 1:

1- Hamd in our daily lives
2- Virtues of the Quran – as a true companion in this life and intercessor in the next (we missed this, its for this week now) Hadith No.5
3- Extra detail on two characteristics creating a third without waw al-atf
4- Extra detail on definitions and knowing thing e.g His Names & Attributes
5- The linguistic root of Rahma (Judhoor)are linked to the womb (Rahim)
6- Rahmaan & Raheem – A mini lesson on Morphology (sarf), Seeghah Al-Mubaalaghah

Term 2 Lesson 2:

1- Virtues of the Quran – as a true companion in this life and intercessor in the next
2- Rahma and Sariqah: The nurturing and restricting of Islamic Law
3- Al-Hamd for al-Maalik
4- Yaum Ad- Deen – The day of settling accounts
5- A simple definition of Ibadah (lingustic and legal)
6- Sentence structure: Worship and reliance or Allah (swt) exclusively
7- The significance and importance of the Nūn as a sign of Mudaari

Term 2 Lesson 3:

1- The meaning of Malik and the basics of dhaat and siffaat in relation to Allah (SWT)’s names and attributes
2- An introduction to Balaghah in particular the linguistics style of Iltifaat (grammatical shifts) and its various types from change in the addressee (Mukhaatab) tenses, case endings.
3- Ibadāh and Istiānah
4- Hidayah and the different means within the command form (seeghatu Al-Amr)
5- Istiqaama and people of Ni’mah

Term 2 Lesson 4:

An evening seminar with Ustadh Saffaruk Choudhury in relation to types of Tafsir of Quran based on Surah Maryam. S. Z. Chowdhury: BA, AKC in Philosophy, MA, MPhil. Currently doing a PHD in Sufism. Published books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/B00J3O…/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Term 2 Lesson 5:

1- The virtues of the Quran: Hadith Studies
2- The psychology of the Maghdoob (Yahud) and Dāleen (Nasarah) in All-Fātiha in relation to enjoining good, forbidding evil and politics according to Ibn Taymiyyah (RH)
3- The origins of “Ameen”
4- An overall summary of the Al-Fatiha as a key to every Surah.

Moinul Abu Hamza travelled with his wife and son to live in Egypt and study Arabic full time. Upon their return, they embarked on an Islamic scholarship under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi which then led them to travel to Makkah, Madinah, Rabat and Fez to attain numerous Ijazaat for themselves and their children alongside the Shahadah Al-Alimiyyah (licence in Islamic Scholarship) which includes advanced Arabic Grammar.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for all of the family, from parents to Hifdh students, students of knowledge in Alimiyyah and diploma courses and invaluable for duaat of all levels.

Spaces are limited:

Brothers: There are only 50 seats in the brothers classroom. Seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. My regular students of two years get first priority. There is space for another 10 brothers to stand.

Sisters: There are 50 seats for sisters. Ustadha Nasima Umm Hamza (my wife) will also be there to conduct the interactive sessions after.

Recording and Live Streaming:

There will be recordings which will be uploaded every quarterly period. Live-streaming is only limited to the students who have already applied who either live outside of London or are sisters with children who may not be able to attend.

Fees

This course available on our on demand store: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/intheauspicesofthequran

This course available on our on demand store: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/intheauspicesofthequran