Approach to the Qur’an

1. Pre-requisites for receiving Qur’anic guidance for Believers
a.

Your moral compass is still intact (fitrah) ,

b.

You are approaching it as a seeker not a critic

c.

You are willing to let go of your preconceived notions when convinced of its message
regardless of the consequences

2. What does it mean to pursue guidance?
a.

Modifying the way you think and thus perceive the world around you (the AYAH)

b.

Modifying what is most important and what is least important to you

c.

Seeking strength for your heart to withstand life’s tests

d.

Using a, b and c, changing your behavior and putting the book into practice

3. Appreciating the miraculous power and beauty of the Qur’an
a.

Each instance of appreciating its power and beauty strengthens your heart, reaffirms your
faith and thus facilitates your pursuit.

b.

The Qur’ans miracle cannot be limited or caged by the human mind. That would be
blasphemous.

c.

The miracle, in most cases, is not something to argue about but to appreciate and help
others appreciate.

4. Misconceptions about guidance:
a.

Knowledge is the same as guidance. Actually, you only seek knowledge to pursue
guidance.

b.

Every ayah must be put into practice. Actually, not every ayah calls to action. Some
ayaat call to reflection, others to a change in attitude and yet others to action etc.

c.

If the Qur’an is for everyone, why is it in Arabic?

Discovering individual instances of intertextual relationships between sequential a.In Depth Study of the Qur’an: Ustadh Nouman’s Methodology  Step 1: Coherence Within the Surah  Step 2: Analysis.    c. Discovering individual instances of intertextual relationships between non sequential related passages. g. The historical commentary on the ayah (comparative tafasir)  c. Discovering the relationship between distinct passages whether linear or not.  d. Exploring the historical context narrations if any of the surah that might lend an insight  into the overarching themes and subjects of the surah  Discovering the breakdown of distinct passages in the surah. passages. Finding the handful of binding themes for the surah h. e. Coherence within Surahs  Its relationship with preceding surah 1. Comparison of theme . The linguistics of the ayah  b. Finding the relationship between beginning and ending of the surah. Comparison of the structure 2. ayah by ayah with a. f. Step 2: Ayalysis. The thematic commentary on the ayah  Step 3: a. Intertextual relationships 3. Discovering the internal coherence of each passage. ayah by ayah  Step 3: Coherence Between Surahs Step 1: Coherence within a surah b.

‬‬ ‫اﻟﺸﻮﻛﺎﱐ ‪2.‬‬ ‫ﻛﺘﺐ اﻟﺪﻛﺘﻮر ﻓﺎﺿﻞ‬ ‫ﺻﺎﱀ اﻟﺴﺎﻣﺮاﺋﻲ‬ ‫إﻋﺮاب اﻟﻔﺮاﻫﻴﺪي ‪6.‬‬ ‫ﺗﺎج اﻟﻌﺮوس ‪5.‬‬ ‫ﳏﺎﺿﺮات اﻟﺪﻛﺘﻮر إﺳﺮار ‪7.‬‬ ‫ﻗﺮآﱐ ﺳﻮرﺗﻮن ﻛﺎ ﻧﻈﻢ ﺟﻠﻰ ﳋﻠﻴﻞ اﻟﺮﲪﻦ ﺑﺎﻷردﻳﺔ ‪3.‬‬ .‬‬ ‫ﻣﻮﺳﻮﻋﺔ اﻟﺘﻔﺴﲑ‬ ‫اﳌﻮﺿﻮﻋﻲ‬ ‫ﳏﺎﺿﺮات اﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﻧﺎﺑﻠﺴﻲ ‪6.‬‬ ‫إﻋﺮاب اﻟﻘﺮآن ‪2.‬‬ ‫ﻧﻈﺎم اﻟﻘﺮآن ﳊﻤﻴﺪ اﻟﺪﻳﻦ اﻟﻔﺮاﻫﻲ ﺑﺎﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ ‪4.‬‬ ‫أﺣﺴﻦ اﻟﺒﻴﺎن ‪5.‬‬ ‫ﻟﺴﺎن اﻟﻌﺮب ‪4. My own observations‬‬ ‫ﺗﺪﺑﺮ اﻟﻘﺮآن ﻷﻣﲔ أﺣﺴﻦ إﺻﻼﺣﻲ ﺑﺎﻷردﻳﺔ ‪2.‬‬ ‫‪7. Verbal Idioms‬‬ ‫ﻣﱰادﻓﺎت اﻟﻘﺮآن ‪7.‬‬ ‫‪Intertextual relationships‬‬ ‫‪a.‬‬ ‫‪Linguistics: Root‬‬ ‫‪Analysis‬‬ ‫اﻟﻘﻄﻮف ‪1.‬‬ ‫دﻗﺎﺋﻖ اﻟﻔﺮوق ‪9.‬‬ ‫ﺑﻴﺎن اﻟﻨﻈﻢ ﰲ ﺗﺮﺗﻴﺐ اﻟﺴﻮر ﻟﻔﺎروق اﻟﺰﻳﻦ ﺑﺎﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ ‪5. Lanes Lexicon‬‬ ‫ﻣﻌﺠﻢ اﺑﻦ اﻟﻔﺎرس ‪3.‬‬ ‫ﻣﻔﺮدات اﻟﻘﺮآن ‪8.‬‬ ‫‪6.‬‬ ‫ﻧﺪوي‬ ‫‪5.‬‬ ‫‪For the Study of the ayah:‬‬ ‫‪Tafsir: Thematic:‬‬ ‫اﻟﺮازي ‪1.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺸﻌﺮاوي ‪2.‬‬ ‫‪Comparison of theme‬‬ ‫‪b.‬‬ ‫‪Tafsir: Narrations‬‬ ‫‪Based‬‬ ‫‪Linguistics: Grammar‬‬ ‫‪and Rhetoric‬‬ ‫اﺑﻦ ﻛﺜﲑ ‪1.‫‪b.‬‬ ‫اﻟﻘﺮﻃﱯ ‪3.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻌﺪي ‪4.‬‬ ‫ﻧﻈﻢ اﻟﺪرر ﰲ ﺗﻨﺎﺳﺐ اﻵﻳﺎت واﻟﺴﻮر ﻟﻠﺒﻘﺎﻋﻲ ‪6. The Qur’an: A veiled Text by Neil Robinson‬‬ ‫‪8. Textural Relations in the Qur’an by Aisha Al Awa‬‬ ‫ﻣﻮﺳﻮﻋﺔ اﻟﺘﻔﺴﲑ اﳌﻮﺿﻮﻋﻲ ‪10.‬‬ ‫اﻟﺮازي ‪4.‬‬ ‫‪Sources‬‬ ‫‪For the Study of Coherence within and between surahs:‬‬ ‫‪1.‬‬ ‫اﻹﻋﺮاب اﳌﻔﺼﻞ ‪1.‬‬ ‫أﲪﺪ‬ ‫ﳏﺎﺿﺮات اﻟﺸﻴﺦ أﻛﺮم ‪8. Consonance in the Qur’an by Adul Raouf‬‬ ‫‪9.‬‬ ‫ﺳﻴﺪ ﻗﻄﺐ ‪3.‬‬ ‫إﺻﻼﺣﻲ ‪4.‬‬ ‫اﻟﻜﺸﺎف ‪3.‬‬ ‫‪5.‬‬ ‫‪Its relationship with following surah‬‬ ‫‪Comparison of the structure‬‬ ‫‪a.‬‬ ‫‪2.

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