Course Title : History and Methodology of Tafsir
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ISC 204-1 B 4 4 0 0 4.00 5
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Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian, Turkish, Arabic
Course Level
Description This lesson deals with the phases of the history of Islamic Exegesis, and a special attention given to the History of the Qur'ân as the Tafsir in the time of the Prophet and its sources; the Tafsir in the period of the Sahâba and its sources; the Tafsir in the period of the Tabiûn; the movements of Tafsir after the period of the Tâbiûn; the Isrâiliyât and the Tafsir; the early texts of Tafsir and the course of its different phases. Meanwhile terms formed in the course of exegetical directions, and examples for these till the contemporary era will be elaborated on.
Objectives - The evaluation of the periods that the science of tefsir has crossed since the time of Prophet (sas) - The treatment of the topic of methodology of tefsir and the introduction of some masterpieces in this field - Taking into consideration the role of tefsir in the understanding of Kur’an
Course Outline
1The periods of the tefsir since the time of Prophet (sas) up to our days
2Study of the shapes of tefsir that have showed up since the time of Prophet to our days
3Understanding the words tefsir and te’uîl.
4The circumstances where the proclamation has descended (esbâbu’n-nuzûl).
5The gradual descending of Kur’ân and the rules between ajets.
6The case of Nâsih and Mensûh, and the evaluation of the different opinions, and the topic Muhkem ve Muteshâbih
7The history of the Kur’an and their wisdom such as (Kasasu’l-Kur’ân)
8Midterm Exam
9el-Huruf’l-Mukatta’a; Feuâtihu’s-Suver; Garîbu’l-Kur’ân
11Hakikat dhe Mexhaz; Muxhmel dhe Mubejjen; el-Vuxhûh ue’n-Nedhâir; Mubhemâtü’l-Kur’ân; Halku’l-Kur’ân.
12Ways of expressing the Kur’an.
13Miracle of Kuran - 1
14Miracle of Kuran - 2
15Miracle of Kuran - 3
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The students will learn the periods of the science of tefsir starting from the time of Prophet
2The student will gain knowledge about the topics of the methodology of tefsir and some masterpieces in this field
3The student will have the opportunity to give examples regarding the role of tefsir in the understanding of Kuran
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 050
Midterms 11313
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5

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