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?

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

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

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