Study of al-Itqān fīʿUlūmal-Qur’ān

A special advanced course designed for ulamā and advanced students who wish to learn advanced studies of Ulūm al Qur’ān. The course will cover al-Itqān of the great Imām al-Suyūṭī.Jalāl al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍl ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakr al-Suyūṭī (born 1445, Cairo,Egypt—died October 17, 1505, Cairo) authored most of his nearly six hundred books and treatises after 40yrs age.

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Study of al-Itqān fīʿUlūmal-Qur’ān

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Course Info

Course Starting Date:

14th Sept 2019

Registration Deadline:

13rd Sept 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  –  £99.99

Pay In 4 Instalments – £16.66

Add-On (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support: £50

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

Main Modules 

1.Introduction to Imam al-Suyūṭī and his al-Itqān

  1. Life of Imām al-Suyūṭī
  2. Works of Imām al-Suyūṭī
  3. About al-Itqān
  4. Imām al-Suyūṭī’s approach in al-Itqān
  5. The Muqaddama of al-Itqān

2.Recognising Makki, Madnīand Other Descriptive Surahs

    1. Descriptions of Makki and Madnī
    2. Extensive Examples of Makki and Madnī Surahs
    3. Principles of Recognising Makki and Madnī Surahs
    4. Resident and Travel Surahs
    5. Night and Day Surahs
    6. Summer and Winter Surahs
    7. In Bed and Sleeping Surahs
    8. Earth and Heaven Surahs

3.Chronological Ordering of Revelation and Reasons for Revelation

  1. What was Revealed First
  2. What was Revealed Last
  3. Recognising Sabab al-Nuzūl
  4. What was revealed in conformity with the Saḥāba
  5. That which was revealed repeatedly
  6. Chronology of Verses of al-Aḥkām
  7. What was revealed Separately and Together
  8. What was revealed accompanied by Angels and Unaccompanied
  9. What was revealed to other Prophets and to The Prophet (saw)

4.Manner of Revelation and Numbers

  1. Manner of Revelation
  2. Names of Qurān and Surahs
  3. Its Compilation and Ordering
  4. Number of Surahs, Verses, Words and Letters
  5. Qurān’s Memorizers and Narrators

5.Prophetic Traditions

  1. Knowledge of Isnād’s
  2. Knowledge of the Different Types of Aḥadīth

6.Knowledge related to Recitation Rules

  1. Rules of Pausing and Beginning
  2. Verbal Assimilation and Separate Meaning
  3. On Imāla and al-Fatḥ
  4. On al-Idghām, al-Idhār, al-Ikhfā, al-Iqlāb
  5. On al-Madd and al-Qaṣr
  6. On Lightening the al-Hamzā

7.Manners Around the Qurān

  1. Manners of Reciting
  2. Etiquettes of Reciting

8.On Recognising Its Ambiguities and Non-Arabic Words

  1. Ambiguous Words in the Qurān
  2. Non-Hijāzī Words in the Qurān
  3. Non-Arabic Words in the Qurān
  4. On its al-Wujūh and al-Naẓāir

9.That which the Mufassir Relies Upon

  1. The Particles al-Adwāt
  2. The al-Iʿrāb
  3. Important Lexical and Grammatical Qawāid

10.Ambiguity in Words

  1. Al-Muḥkam and al-Mutashābih
  2. Muqaddam and Mu’akhkhar
  3. ʿĀm and Khāṣ
  4. Mujmal and Mubayyinah
  5. Mushkil, Ikhtilāf and Tanāqaḍ
  6. Muṭlaq and Muqayyid
  7. Mantūq and Mafhūm

11.The Approach to al-Khiṭāb of the Qurān

  1. Three type of al-Khiṭāb
  2. Haqīqat and Majāz
  3. Tashbīh andIstiʿārah
  4. Kināyah and Taʿrīḍ
  5. Ḥaṣr and Ikhtiṣāṣ
  6. Ījāz and Iṭnāb
  7. Khabr and Inshā’
  8. On Embellishments (al-Badāiʿ)

12.Sectioning, Beginning and Ending of Surahs

  1. Sectioning in the Qurān
  2. Beginning of Surāhs
  3. Ending of Surāhs
  4. Association of Āyāt with Surāhs
  5. Similar Āyāt
  6. Development of the Science

13. The Iʿjāz of the Qurān , Sciences that are Deduced from the Qurān and Similes

  1. The Iʿjāz of the Qurān
  2. The Sciences that are Deduced from the Qurān

14.Different Concepts in the Qurān

  1. Type of Similes in the Qurān
  2. Oaths in the Qurān
  3. Polemics in the Qurān
  4. Names, Kunyā and Laqab in the Qurān
  5. Ambiguities
  6. Names of those Regarding which the Verse was Revealed

15.Virtues of the Qurān

  1. Virtues of Different Surahs
  2. Relative Virtues of Surahs
  3. Unique Verses in the Quran
  4. Particularities in the Qurān
  5. In Writing of the Qurān and its Etiquettes

16.Tafsīr, Ta’wīl and Its Etiquettes

  1. Meaning of Tafsīr
  2. Meaning of Ta’wīl
  3. Etiquettes and Conditions for a Mufassir
  4. Ambiguous Words in Tafsīr

17.Grading of the Mufassirīn

  1. Companions
  2. Succeeding Generation (Tābiʿīn)
  3. Collections of Both
  4. The MarfūʿAḥādīth related to Tafsīr


  1. Summarizing and Benefits of al-Itqān
  2. How its should be used
  3. Other Similar Books and Further Study
  4. Concluding Remarks


Course Features

Duration – 4+ Months


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14 Live Sessions ( One / Week)


Online Assessments (Optional)

24 / 7 Access to Video Recordings and Online Learning Materials


Live Q & A


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Course Overview

Al-Itqān is a classical book on the sciences of the Qur’ān which is both recognised by many scholars as both comprehensive and full of knowledge, regroups practically all the sciences of the Qurān in a remarkable order and style, and with a unique style, addressing some of the main challenging and interesting topics important today with their arguments and response. It encompasses a massive 80 chapters full of the most important discussions related to the topic.

Al-Itqan elaborates upon all the aspects of reading, writing and understanding the Holy Qur’an. Detailed exposition of Huruf, Kalimat, Nuzul, Awqaf, Arbab, the places of Nuzul (Revelation) Kitabat, Ijaz, I`rab, Tajwid, Nasikh and Mansukh has been discussed in the book. It is a compendium of the disciplines derived from the Holy Qur’an and the principles that help understand the Qur’anic laws.The science of Tafsir (commentary) and the grades of Mufassirin (commentators) have been elaborated.  Al-Itqan, not only covers all those studies which have been considered separately by other scholars but also excels all other works of the time.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Developed a distinct understanding of the historical and conceptual significance of the Qur’an.
  • Examine the compilation and preservation of the Qur’an.
  • Define and analyse key concepts discussed in sciences of the Qur’an and exegetical approaches.
  • Compare and evaluate opinions held by scholars on Qur’anic sciences and exegetical approaches.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and explain exegetical methods and approaches, and examine opinions held by scholars on Qur’anic sciences, their differences and proofs

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is by no means compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can access the Discussion board on myAlbalagh or discuss via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.


Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the MyAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of MyAlBalagh.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.



How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].
I am facing trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our student support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.


Does Al Balagh Academy issue certificates?
Yes. Al Balagh is a UK based NGO Academy issuing our Academy certificates for all our courses, with an exception of a few university accredited courses.


When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.


What is the eligibility criteria for Scholarship?
Please visit our scholarship page for more details. (Hyperlink AlBalagh Scholarship page)

If you are still facing issues, kindly contact our helpdesk team at [email protected].
Download MyAlBalagh mobile app from Playstore or Appstore to play or download (for offline viewing) all the completed recordings and PPT.


When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlbalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

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