Course Title : Schools of Tafsir
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ISC 412-1 B 2 3 0 0 3.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Arabic
Course Level
Description The schools of Tafsir in the time of al-Sahaba; Abd al-Allah ibn al-Abbas and the Meccan School of Tafsir; Abd al-Allah ibn al-Mas’ud and the Kufan School of Tafsir; Ubay ibn al-Qa’b and the Madinan School of Tafsir; the accepted books of Tafsir in later times; the different types of Tafsir such as linguistic Tafsirs, secterian Tafsirs, mystical Tafsirs, philosophical Tafsirs, scientific Tafsirs and literary Tafsirs.
Objectives Evaluation of periods spent in general science of Tafsir since the time of the Prophet (SAS). Informing the student about the treatment of the Quran in modern times, as well as ensuring student achievement level where we can make an assessment about this treatment. The story of the impact of different methods in understanding and interpretation of the Qur'an in the context of tafsir texts
Course Outline
1The periods of tefsir from the Prophet time up to our days
2The meanings of the words tefsir, translation and te’uîl.
3Tefsir and the sources of tefsir in the time of Prophet. Tefsir and its resources in the time of sahabs. The tefsir in the time of tabiins
4The movements of the tafsir after the period of tabiins, the first writing of tafsir and its influence. Tafsir and israiljat
5The stages of the tafsir up to our days, also the development of literature, analysis of the authors and their works
6The information of the students regarding the treatment of Kur’an in the modern times
7The philological aspect of the Kur’an
8Midterm Exam
9The treatment of the Kur’an under the sociologic aspect
10The treatment of Kur’an under the scientific aspect-1
11The treatment of the Kuran under the scientific aspect -2
12The treatment of Kuran under the historical aspect -1
13The treatment of Kur’an under the historical aspect -2
14The treatment of Kuran under the philosophical aspect
15The treatment of Kuran under the atheistic aspect
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The student will learn the periods that the science of tefsir has passed since the time of Prophet
2The gaining of analytical thinking about the literature and lingual treatment of Kur’an
3The gaining of analytical thinking about the scientific treatment of Kur’an
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) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 166
Midterms 11010
Final examination 13030
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6

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