Diploma in Qur'an and Tafsir Studies IV explores the second half of the Juz Amma from Surah al-A’alaa to Surah al-Naas. These last 28 surahs are the shortest in the Qur’an, yet they are the most powerful. Almost like a summary of the most important and essential teachings of the Qur’an, these surahs include surah al-'alaq - the first revelation to the Prophet salallahu 'alayhi wasallam - and surah al-ikhlas - equal to 1/3 of the Qur'an. The depth and weight of these concise surahs is unimaginable. These surahs will demonstrate why the Qur'an can truly benefit only people who think and act, not lazy people.
Diploma in Qur'an and Tafsir Studies III explores the first half of the Juz Amma from Surah al-Naba’ to Surah al-Tariq. Imagine how it would be to have a deep understanding of the surahs contained in the last part of the Qur'an - the surahs that are often recited in our prayers, the surahs that are short in length but very weighty in meaning, carrying the core essential message of the Qur'an. It is a rare opportunity to study these surahs with an extraordinary scholar and thinker who is an expert in both tafsir and hadith.
Diploma in Qur'an and Tafsir Studies I explores the first half of Juz’ Tabarak from Surah al-Mulk to Surah al-Jinn. These are some of the most powerful surahs in the Qur’an. Despite all the advances in education, science and technology, the level of thinking of people has fallen drastically. The people do not think anymore - they either don't have the time to think or they do not know how to think. If at all they think, their thinking is very shallow and narrow - i.e. very superficial. But what differentiates humans from animals is their ability to think deeply and broadly. If man does not think that way he becomes like an animal or even worse, as described in the Qur'an.
How do we become people who think and how can we sharpen our thinking? No doubt it is only through engaging with the Qur'an intimately that we can become people who think. Qur'an urges us to think, reflect, ponder, explore, see, hear, read, research and imagine. It also teaches us how to do these with the advice and the examples of the greatest of thinkers of all time such as Ibrahim (AS) - the beloved of Allah (SWT) and Muhammad (SAW) - the messenger of Allah (SWT).
These surahs of the Qur'an are the ideal places to start as the surahs therein are succinct, yet with very deep and profound meanings that would shake and change the thinking of the people. This course is suitable for every Muslim.