Tafsir (Qur’anic Exegesis)

Legal Ayat

Students analyze a selection of legal ayat, with an emphasis on the application of legal theory and a comparison of the different conclusions the jurists reached on the rulings extracted from the ayah. Arabic reading and Intro to Legal Theory is required.

Tafsir I

Students are given an overview of the sciences of the Qur’an and read the tafsir of selected surahs, with a focus on the major themes of the Qur’an, using the tafsirs of Ibn Juzayy and al-Baydawi. Rhetoric is required.

Tafsir II

Students continue a reading of selected surahs, from Tafsir al-Baydawi. Tafsir I is required.