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Qur’an Studies Stream


The curriculum is a comprehensive approach to understanding and studying the Qur’an. The introductory Qur’anic Understanding certificate is a one year course consisting of six modules. Three modules provide a detailed tafsir of the last 30th of the Qur’an, and the other three cover the wisdom behind some of its laws, its preservation and proofs of it being from God, and building a lasting connection with the Qur’an.


Qur’an Studies Stream - Quranic Understanding certificate    Hours 3


Course

Tafsir of Juz' 'Amma: The Qur’an’s Message in Summary (82-92)

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This is the third course in Qur’anic Understanding Cer...


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This is the third course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate. 


This course is based on the works of a number of classical and contemporary scholars. Among them, Shaykh al Islam Abu Su’ud, the Mufti of the Ottoman Empire in his time. The tafsir of the final 30th Part (Juz' 'Amma) of the Qur’an continues in this module with the analysis of the mid-length verses (suras) of this part. The verses covered are from Sura al Infitar to Sura al Layl.

In this course, we learn how the Qur’an connects the believer to the Day of Judgement from multiple perspectives. They include the recording of our deeds; comparing the situations of people in this life and the next; and the final state of persecutors and the persecuted. Other themes expanded upon are the eventual ease for the believers and the inevitable fatigue of the disbelievers; the difficulty of this life; and the great good spending on worthy causes leads to.


About the Text

This course is based on many classical and contemporary tafsirs, such as Ruh al Ma’ani, Tafsir Abu al Su’ud, Nazm al Durar, al Tahrir wa al Tanwir, and others.


Who is This Course For?

• This course is for teenagers and adults.

• This course is based on many classical and contemporary tafsirs, such as Ruh al Ma’ani, Tafsir Abu al Su’ud, Nazm al Durar, al Tahrir wa al Tanwir, and others.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning about the meanings of the Fatiha and the other suras it covers. It is aimed at all Muslims who want to know and see the beauty of the Qur’an, its message, and its proofs.

• There are no prerequisites to this course.


Study Effort

• 2 hours weekly: including class and review


Learning Outcomes

• Understand the deeper meanings of the words of the suras.

• Understand the themes of these suras, and be able to apply them to the individual verses and their meanings. .

• Apply the lessons of guidance from the suras to their lives.

• Apply the teachings to their relationships with Allah and people, to enhance them.

• Reflect on the meaning of the verses and the wisdom and proofs in them, to strengthen their faith.

• Memorize the suras much easily with understanding.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Sura al Infitar (82:1-19))

Lesson 2: Sura al Mutaffifin (83:1-13)

Lesson 3: Sura al Mutaffifin (83:14-36)

Lesson 4: Sura al Inshiqaq (84:1-17) (2:275)

Lesson 5:Sura al Inshiqaq (84:18-25) Sura al Buruj (85:1-12)

Lesson 6: Sura al Buruj (85:13-22) Sura al Tariq (1-4)

Lesson 7: Sura al Tariq (86:5-17)

Lesson 8: Sura al A’la (87:1-5)

Lesson 9: Sura al A’la (87:6-19)

Lesson 10: Sura al Ghashiya (88:1-20)

Lesson 11: Sura al Ghashiya (88:21-26) Sura al Fajr (89:1-12)

Lesson 12: Sura al Fajr (89:13-30), Sura al Balad (90:1-20), Sura al Shams (91:1-15)


About the Instructor 

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.



  • Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
  • Mawlana Irshaad Sedick

Qur’an Studies Stream - Quranic Understanding certificate    Hours 6


Course

Connecting to Guidance: Building a Lasting Connection with the Qur’an

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This is the sixth course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate. Studying and understanding the Qur’an is just as important as reciting and memorising it. This beneficial general...


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This is the sixth course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate.

Studying and understanding the Qur’an is just as important as reciting and memorising it. This beneficial general-level course encourages us to recite the Qur’an and reflect on it. It helps us to establish a lasting relationship with the Qur’an.

This course is based on a number of classical and contemporary texts. It inspires us by explaining the verses and hadiths which encourage us to engage with the Qur’an. It furthers that inspiration by looking at people who benefitted through their connection to the Qur’an, Finally, the outward and inward etiquette of engaging with the Qur’an is explained.

This knowledge is beneficial for all those who are interested in drawing closer to Allah. Reciting and reflecting on the Qur’an is an act of worship. It is the direct way of benefitting from it, and it is a requirement for the prayers. Doing so with all the outward and inward means ensures one’s recitation is deep and transformative. This is the key purpose of this course.


About the Text

This course is based on a number of classical and contemporary texts and tafsirs. Among them are the works of Mulla Ali al Qari, Imam Nawawi, Imam Ghazali, and Shaykh Abdullah Siraj al Din.


Who is This Course For?

• This course is for teenagers and adults.

• It is particularly beneficial for anyone wishing to maximise their connection with the Qur’an, teachers, and students of the Qur’an.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in wanting to draw closer to Allah and to inspire others to engage with the Qur’an.

• Students studying for the certificate should complete earlier courses in this stream before taking this course.

• Students studying for the certificate should complete earlier courses in this stream before taking this course.


Study Effort

• 2 hours weekly: including class and review


Learning Outcomes

• Understand the meanings of many narrations on the virtues of the Qur’an.

• Understand how to have the proper outward and inward attitude towards the Qur’an.

• Apply the methods of reflecting on the Qur’an.

• Understand the significance of tafsir for engaging with the Qur’an.

• Know the virtues of many significant suras of the Qur’an.

• Make recitation of the Qur’an a daily practice.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: The People of the Qur’an, A Collection of 40 On The Virtues of the Clear Qur’an (Hadiths 1-8)

Lesson 2: A Collection of 40 On The Virtues of the Clear Qur’an (Hadiths 9-15)

Lesson 3: A Collection of 40 On The Virtues of the Clear Qur’an (Hadiths 16-21)

Lesson 4: A Collection of 40 On The Virtues of the Clear Qur’an (Hadiths 22-28)

Lesson 5: A Collection of 40 On The Virtues of the Clear Qur’an (Hadiths 29-40), the Dream of Imam Hamza b. Habib al Zayyat

Lesson 6: Imam Nawawi’s Tibyan: Honouring the People of the Qur’an and Not Offending Them, Reciting the Qur’an at Night, Engaging With The Qur'an Regularly

Lesson 7: Imam Nawawi’s Tibyan: Sincerity, the Adab of Recitation, Reflecting on the Qur’an

Lesson 8: Imam Ghazali’s Ihya’ On Reflecting On The Qur’an

Lesson 9: Engaging With The Qur’an Through Listening

Lesson 10: Engaging With The Qur’an Through Tafsir

Lesson 11: Learning and Teaching the Qur’an

Lesson 12: The Virtues of Various Suras


About the Instructor 

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.



  • Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
  • Mawlana Irshaad Sedick

Qur’an Studies Stream - Quranic Understanding certificate    Hours 5


Course

Tafsir of Juz' 'Amma: The Qur’an’s Message in Summary (93-114)

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This is the fifth course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate. This course is based on the works of a number of classical and contemporary scholar...


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This is the fifth course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate.

This course is based on the works of a number of classical and contemporary scholars. Among them, Shaykh al Islam Abu Su’ud, the Mufti of the Ottoman Empire in his time.

Concluding the study of the final Juz’ of the Qur’an, this module covers from Sura al Duha to Sura al Nas. Each chapter is short and each bears a powerful message. They drive the believers to engage with them through recitation, memorisation, and reflection.

This course is beneficial for all believers. The themes of the concluding chapters of the Qur’an serve to console us, to show us the wisdom of the Judgement, and to direct us to prepare for that day. Ultimately, they teach us to affirm that everything is in the hands of God, and that we need to seek His aid for protection and success.


About the Text

This course is based on many classical and contemporary tafsirs, such as Ruh al Ma’ani, Tafsir Abu al Su’ud, Nazm al Durar, al Tahrir wa al Tanwir, and others.


Who is This Course For?

• This course is for teenagers and adults.

• It is particularly beneficial for those who have memorized these suras, and those who know some Arabic.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning about the meanings of the Fatiha and the other suras it covers. It is aimed at all Muslims who want to know and see the beauty of the Qur’an, its message, and its proofs.

• Students studying for the certificate should complete earlier courses in this stream before taking this course.


Study Effort

• 2 hours weekly: including class and review


Learning Outcomes

• Understand the deeper meanings of the words of the suras.

• Understand the themes of these suras, and be able to apply them to the individual verses and their meanings.

• Apply the lessons of guidance from the suras to their lives.

• Apply the teachings to their relationships with Allah and people, to enhance them.

• Reflect on the meaning of the verses and the wisdom and proofs in them, to strengthen their faith.

• Memorise the suras much easily with understanding.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Sura al Duha - Sura al Inshirah

Lesson 2: Sura al Tin - Sura al ‘Alaq (1-5)

Lesson 3: Sura al ‘Alaq (6-end) Sura al Qadr

Lesson 4: Sura al Bayyina - Sura al Zalzala (1)

Lesson 5: Sura al Zalzala (2-end) Sura ‘Adiyat

Lesson 6: Sura al Qari’a Sura al Takathur

Lesson 7: Sura al ‘Asr

Lesson 8: Sura al Humaza - Sura al Fil

Lesson 9: Sura Quraysh - Sura al Ma’un

Lesson 10: Sura al Kawthar - Sura al Kafirun

Lesson 11: Sura al Nasr - Sura al Lahab

Lesson 12: Sura al Ikhlas

Lesson 13: Sura al Falaq - Sura al Nas


About the Instructor 

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.



  • Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
  • Mawlana Irshaad Sedick

Qur’an Studies Stream - Quranic Understanding certificate    Hours 4


Course

From Revelation to Preservation: Proving the Qur’an is from God and it is Perfectly Preserved

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course OverviewThis is the fourth course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate.Revelation is the only form of communication humanity can receive from God. This beneficial general-level cours...


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This is the fourth course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate.

Revelation is the only form of communication humanity can receive from God. This beneficial general-level course looks at the fundamentals of what Revelation is, its means, its themes, proofs, and preservation. The course provides a clear view of what God wants to convey to His creation and the means through which He does so.

This topic is of paramount importance due to the many misunderstandings on this matter prevalent amongst Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat explains the subject in a clear and logical manner dispelling the doubts and misinformation. The goal of this course is to establish with certainty that the Qur’an is from God and that it has been perfectly preserved throughout history.


About the Text

This course is based on a number of authoritative classical and contemporary works on the Qur’anic sciences. They include the works of Dr. Fadl ‘Abbas, Shaykh ‘Abdul-Azim al Zarqani, Dr Abdullah Darraz, Dr Yusuf Qardawi, Dr Nur al Din ‘Itr, and others.


Who is This Course For?

• This course is for teenagers and adults.

• It is particularly beneficial for those who want clear, concrete proofs of the truth of Islam, and that the Qur’an is from God, and that it remains unaltered.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who wants to learn more about the themes addressed in revelation, and the issue of the Canonical Variant Recitations of the Qur’an (Qira’at).

• There are no prerequisites to this course.


Study Effort

• 3 hours weekly: including class and review


Learning Outcomes

• Define what Revelation is and enumerate its different forms.

• Understand what the main themes of the Qur’an are.

• Understand the multiple avenues from which the truth of the Qur’an can be proved.

• Explain the process of the Qur’an’s preservation in the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and the time of the Companions.

• Explain what the Qira’at are, and how they relate to the Seven Dialects (al Ahruf al Sab’a).

• Summarise the main proofs of the Qur’an’s truth and explain the concept of its inimitability.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: What is Revelation?

Lesson 2: Aims of Revelation: Belief, the Honour of the Human Being, Worship of Allah and Obeying Him, Calling People to Purify Themselves.

Lesson 3: Aims of Revelation: Marriage, Justice for Women, the Umma as a Witness

Lesson 4: Aims of Revelation: the Brotherhood of Humanity, the Nature of Miracles.

Lesson 5: The Linguistic Miracle of the Qur’an.

Lesson 6: The Legestalivee Miracle of the Qur’an.

Lesson 7: The Observable Miracles

Lesson 8: The Preservation of the Qur’an: Divine Promise, Mass Transmission

Lesson 9: The Preservation of the Qur’an: Divine Promise, Mass Transmission

Lesson 10: The Preservation of the Qur’an in the Time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Lesson 11: The Seven Dialects

Lesson 12: The Preservation of the Qur’an in the Time of the Caliphs

Lesson 13: The Qira’at

Lesson 14: Doubts About Preservation


About the Instructor 

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.



  • Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
  • Mawlana Irshaad Sedick

Qur’an Studies Stream - Quranic Understanding certificate    Hours 2


Course

The Wisest Laws: Explaining Key Verses of Legislation

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This is the second course in the Qur’anic Understanding Certificate. 


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This is the second course in the Qur’anic Understanding Certificate. 

This course looks at some verses that contain key rulings of the Qur’an that are commonly misunderstood or misinterpreted. It demonstrates their coherence and suitability for all times and places.

Many people question the wisdom of the Qur’anic laws due to a disconnect between their life situations and the overarching aims of the Shari’a. In order to see this wisdom, proper contextualization is necessary. This context answers common questions and shows why the shari’a is a viable source of legislation for all times and places. Its laws make sense, are wise, and directed towards the benefit of humanity in this life and the next.

Key issues, such as fasting, interest, divorce, inheritance, sacrifice, and purity are explained and contextualized. This will remove common doubts and misconceptions, provide an insight into how the Shari’a has our benefit in mind, and also provide an insight into the schools of Fiqh and their approaches.


About the Text

This course is based on a number of authoritative classical and contemporary tafsir works. These include Tafsir Ayat al Ahkam by Shaykh Muhammad Ali Sayis, Shaykh Abdul Latif Subki, and Shaykh Muhammad Ibrahim Karsun; as well as ‘Rawai’ al Bayan, by Dr. Muhammad Ali Sabuni.


Who is This Course For?

• This course is for teenagers and adults.

• It is particularly beneficial for anyone wanting to see the deeper wisdom of the Shari’a, and how it is aimed at the benefit of humanity.

•This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in seeing how legislative rulings are derived from the Qur’an.

• There are no prerequisites to this course.


Study Effort

• 2 hours weekly: including class and review


Learning Outcomes

• Understand the wisdom of many key verses of legislation in the Qur’an.

• Understand the multi-layered wisdom in the laws of inheritance.

• Explain key aspects of wisdom and balance in the laws of marriage and divorce.

• Understand how different rulings were derived from the same verses.

• Grasp the Qur’anic perspective when it comes to the rules of the Shari’a.

• Conceptualize the difference in the approach of the Qur’an and what humanity without divine guidance would legislate.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Worship (2:20) Food, Gratitude, and Slaughter (2:172-173)

Lesson 2: Slaughter (2:173) Fasting (2:183-185)

Lesson 3: Wine, Gamling, and Charity (2:218) Divorce (2:226 onwards)

Lesson 4: Divorce (2:229-231) Interest (2:275)

Lesson 5: Interest and Loans (2:276-280) Orphans and Their Wealth (3:6) Inheritance (3:11)

Lesson 6: Inheritance, Women’s Share (3:11-12)

Lesson 7: Inheritance (3:13-14) Repentance (3:17-18) Financial Maintenance (3:33)

Lesson 8: Domestic Violence (3:33)

Lesson 9: Wudu and Tayammum (5:5)

Lesson 10: Purification, Pledges, and Justice (5:5-8)

Lesson 11: Not Swearing at the Deities of Others (6:108) Divine Prohibitions (7:33) Good Character (7:199)

Lesson 12: Zakat (9:34)


About the Instructor 

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.


  • Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
  • Mawlana Irshaad Sedick

Qur’an Studies Stream - Quranic Understanding certificate    Hours 1


Course

Tafsir of the Fatiha and Juz' 'Amma: The Qur’an’s Message in Summary (01,78-81)

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This is the first course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate.  Students are able to gain a certificate upon completion of all six courses.


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This is the first course in Qur’anic Understanding Certificate.  Students are able to gain a certificate upon completion of all six courses.

It is based on the works of a number of classical and contemporary scholars. Among them, Shaykh al Islam Abu Su’ud, the Mufti of the Ottoman Empire in his time.

It is a detailed thematic and linguistic analysis of the most frequently recited sura, al Fatiha, and the initial few suras in the final 30th of the Qur'an.

Sura al Fatiha acts as an introduction to the relationship between Allah and His servants; it teaches us why we should worship Him and how this worship should be characterized and expressed. Suras al Naba’, al Nazi’at, ‘Abasa, and Takwir, all take our attention to the Day of Judgement, but from different perspectives.


About the Text

This course is based on many classical and contemporary tafsirs, such as Ruh al Ma’ani, Tafsir Abu al Su’ud, Nazm al Durar, al Tahrir wa al Tanwir, and others.


Who is This Course For?

• This course is for teenagers and adults.

• It is particularly beneficial for those who have memorized these suras, and those who know some Arabic.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning about the meanings of the Fatiha and the other suras it covers. It is aimed at all Muslims who want to know and see the beauty of the Qur’an, its message, and its proofs.

• There are no prerequisites to this course.


Study Effort

• 2 hours weekly: including class and review


Learning Outcomes

• Understand the deeper meanings of the words of the Fatiha and the other covered suras.

• Understand the themes of these suras, and be able to apply them to the individual verses and their meanings.

• Apply the lessons of guidance from the suras to their lives.

• Apply the teachings to their relationships with Allah and people, to enhance them.

• Reflect on the meaning of the verses and the wisdom and proofs in them, to strengthen their faith.

• Memorise the suras much easily with understanding.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Sura al Fatiha

Lesson 2: Sura al Fatiha, Sura al Naba’ 1 - 11

Lesson 3: Sura al Naba’ 12 - 30

Lesson 4: Sura al Naba’ 31 - end

Lesson 5: Sura al Nazi’at 1 - 17

Lesson 6: Sura al Nazi’at 18 - 29

Lesson 7: Sura al Nazi’at 30 - end

Lesson 8: Sura ‘Abasa 1 - 11

Lesson 9: Sura ‘Abasa 12 - 24

Lesson 10: Sura ‘Abasa 25 - end

Lesson 11: Sura al Takwir 1 - 13

Lesson 12: Sura al Takwir 14 - end


About the Instructor 

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.



  • Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
  • Mawlana Irshaad Sedick

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Juz Two: Worship, Relationships, and Striving For Allah

Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This course continues the explanation of Sura al Baqara. After exhorting the believers to not adopt the attitude of Bani Isra’il, Allah now introduces and expands many laws needed for the benefit of humanity. ...


Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Course Overview

This course continues the explanation of Sura al Baqara. After exhorting the believers to not adopt the attitude of Bani Isra’il, Allah now introduces and expands many laws needed for the benefit of humanity. We are given insight into the changing of the Qibla, slaughter, not hiding God’s teachings, virtuous acts, fasting, the Hajj, and more. Of particular importance are the laws relating to the family, marriage, and divorce, which are expounded on in detail. The juz’ ends with a focus on supporting the religion of God through exerted effort - whether in a financial or a military context. Through this juz’, believers will gain a deeper appreciation of many rulings of the Shari’a. They will learn about their wisdom, how they are derived from the Qur’an and the contextual circumstances of their revelation.


Learning Outcomes

• a deep and clear explanation of the second juz’ of the Qur’anic text

• an understanding of the verses of this juz’ and how they tie into the overall theme of the sura.

• an insight into the wisdom, justice, and beauty of the Shari’a.

• an overarching view of the interconnectedness of the Qur’an’s verses.


About The Instructor

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.


    Qur’an Studies Stream - Complete Qur'an Tafsir    Hours 1


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    Juz One: Introduction to Guidance

    Course Overview This course explains the introductory suras of the Qur’an. Sura al Fatiha teaches us how to turn to Allah, why He deserves worship, and how we do so in the way He wants. Sura al Baqara expands on the theme of guidance present in Sura al Fatiha. It teaches us how hu...


    Course Overview

    This course explains the introductory suras of the Qur’an. Sura al Fatiha teaches us how to turn to Allah, why He deserves worship, and how we do so in the way He wants. Sura al Baqara expands on the theme of guidance present in Sura al Fatiha. It teaches us how humans are in relation to their faith in God, why He deserves to be worshipped, and how people deviate from this axial purpose of their existence, Through this juz’, believers gain an understanding of the main ways in which people deviate from the truth. This is through an analysis of Banu Isra’il and their interaction with Allah and His Prophets (Allah bless them and give them peace). All of this is based on the authoritative tafsirs of Shaykh al Islam Abu al Su’ud, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, and others.


    Learning Outcomes

    • a deep and clear explanation of the first juz’ of the Qur’anic text

    • an understanding of the themes of the first two suras and how these themes relate to the verses

    • an insight into linguistic nuances in the Qur’an

    • an overarching view of the interconnectedness of the Qur’an’s verses.


    Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

    Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

    In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

    His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

    When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.


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    Juz Three: Charity, Jesus, and the People of the Book


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      Juz Four: Guiding Others, Strength Through Faith, and Giving the Rights of the Weak


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        Juz Five: Marrriage, Justice, and Sumission


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          Juz Six: Fulfilling Pledges, Banu Isra'il and Musa, and Christianity


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            Juz Seven: Obeying Divine Commands, Jesus the Messenger, and Tawhid


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              Juz Eight: Slaughter, Shunning Shaytan, Paradise and Hell


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                Juz Ten: Victory Through Allah, Broken Alliances, and the Hypocrites


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                  Juz Eleven: The Elite Believers, Being with the True, and the Allies of Allah


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                    Juz Twelve: The Perfection of Allah, Nuhs Ark, and the Trials of Yusuf


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                      Juz Thirteen: Yusuf's Story Concludes, Signs of Allah's Greatness, Tawakkul


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                        Juz Fourteen: The Greatness of Allah's creation, Consoling the Believers, Gratitude


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                          Juz Fifteen: Banu Israil, Wise Injunctions, The People of the Cave


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                            Juz Sixteen: Knowledge and Power, Prophetic Qualities, and Musa's Prophethood


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                              Juz Seventeen: Prophets, Divine Oneness, and The Hajj


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                                Juz Eighteen: Successful Believers, Social Interaction, and the Truth of the Quran


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                                  Juz Nineteen: Past Nations, Opposition to the Prophets, Din Over Dunya


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                                    Juz Twenty: The Reality of Tawhid, Musa's Life, and Faith Entails Tests


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                                      Juz Twenty Three: The Afterlife, Tawhid, and Ikhlas


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                                        Juz Twenty Four: Ikhlas, Truth Vs Falsehood, Calling to Allah


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                                          Juz Twenty Five: Muslim Society, The Adornment of the Dunya, and Not Worshipping the Ego


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                                            Juz Twenty Six; Supporting the Din, Victory, and Deference to Allah


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                                              Juz Twenty Seven: Removing Doubts, Warnings, and the Certainty of the Afterlife


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                                                Juz Twenty Eight: Those Who Oppose Allah, Fitting Punishments, and Divorce


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                                                  Juz Twenty Nine: Punishment and Rewards in the Afterlife


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                                                    Juz Nine: Musa's Difficulties, the Jews, and Warfare


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                                                      Juz Twenty One: Heedlessness of the Afterlife, Faith and Certainty, Allah's Protection


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                                                        Juz Twenty Two: The Prophets Family, Shukr and Shirk, and the Foundations of Faith


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                                                          Juz Thirty