Tafsir (Qur’anic Exegesis)
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.
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.
Students continue a reading of selected surahs, from Tafsir al-Baydawi. Tafsir I is required.