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.
-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
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.
-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
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.