Al Balagh Quranic Studies Programme

Al Balagh Quranic Studies Programme

About the Programme

    The Qur’an is like an ocean which carries in itself, exquisitely beautiful pearls and jewels of incomparable value. It repeatedly calls the faithful towards itself to ponder upon what it offers and be infinitely rich in terms of knowledge and good deeds, but do we take the call?

Al Balagh Qur’anic Studies Programme is here to connect you with the Qur’an by equipping you with a clear understanding of the Qur’anic sciences and the science of exegesis. It arms the learners with the knowledge and skills required to defend the holy Qur’an from contemporary challenges and adorns the soul with jewels and pearls of the Qur’an and prepare you for the final abode.

Programme Team

Shaykh Dr Rafqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Shaykh Abdurraheem Ibn Dawood Limbada

(Senior Lecturer, Tafseer Raheemi, UK)

Instructor at Al Balagh Academy, Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

(Humanities Team and IB Theory of Knowledge Coordinator, Tutor in History and Religious Studies)

Shaykh Dr Haroon Sidat

(Research Associate, Cardiff University, UK)

Sharif Randhawa

(Bayyinah Institute & the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Quran and its Interpretation)

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK)

Dr. Mohammed Basil Altaie

(Professor of Quantum Cosmology, Yarmouk University, Jordan)

Shaykh Usman Ali

(Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist, UK)

Ustadh Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

(Public Speaker & Researcher, IERA, London)

Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Malik

(A scholar and Visiting Researcher at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham (UK))

Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

(Founder of Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyeen Institute, Bradford, UK)

Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

(Founder of Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyeen Institute, Bradford, UK)

Shaykh Awadullah Youssef al-Azhari

(Founder and Rector of The Open School for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Principal Consultant of Azhari Consultancy & Training)

Shaykh Kamil uddin

(Lecturer, Dar Al Qasim, Chicago, USA)


Completely online

6-9 Months

4 Courses

Pay In Installment:

From £9.99/Month for 9 Months
( Includes 70% Discount offer)

Pay in Full:

£299.99 £89.99
(Includes 70% exclusive discount offer)

Video Recordings Available

Mobile App


Start your application

The Next cohort starts from 31st October 2020.

Admission Deadline:

There is no admission deadline for this programme. The applications are accepted throughout the year.

AlBalagh Scholarship

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

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Courses In This Programme



The Sciences of Qur’an (Ulûm Al-Qur’an)



The Qur’an and Modern Science



The Qur’an, Orientalism and Modern Thoughts



The Jewels of the Qur’an



The Qur’an, The Bible & History

How Al Balagh Qur’anic Studies Programme Works?


 Be Assured Of Infinitely Beautiful Qur’anic Learning

This programme is a series of four different courses which covers the various indispensably important aspects of the Qur’an- Qur’anic Sciences, Exegesis, Qur’an and Orientalism and Sublime Beauty of the Qur’an. This programme delivers the message of Qur’an and its implementation in day-to-day modern life today.

     You can subscribe to this comprehensive, flexible series of courses and choose any three courses and start with one you want.

     The course has been designed with the lofty ambition to help students gain and enhance their knowledge about the Qur’an, Quranic Sciences, Qur’anic Exegesis and other interconnected aspects of the Qur’an. It is a wonderful opportunity for all learners across the globe to get enrolled in this special series of courses and be enriched with infinite knowledge of the Glorious Qur’an and all the relevant aspects of it.

     The learners will also save 40% and more by subscribing to this special series of courses.

 Explore The Qur’an, Defend The Qur’an

     Today, many Muslims, especially in multi-faith societies across the globe, find it difficult to explore the Qur’an and defend their beliefs about Islam. This inability is due to the fact that Muslims are not well-acquainted with the basics of the Qur’anic sciences, its essence and the message it delivers to the mankind.

     Even a person without basic knowledge of the Qur’an can explore and defend it in a sublime and confident manner with the guidance of worldly renowned scholars of the Qur’an. This course is crafted with all due attention to all contemporary challenges confronted to the Qur’an by group of orientalists. Muslim liberals, scientific communities or the Muslim writers, aim at creating an enriching experience of Qur’anic studies via clear interpretations of the pearls of Qur’an.

     At the completion of this course, students will learn to easily deconstruct orientalist views that dislodge the citadel of the Islamic faith; that is the Glorious Qur’an. Students will also discover the sublime beauty it holds.

 Earn A Certificate

    At the end of the course, you will earn a certificate and can share that with others to inspire them to get on the right path of learning and understanding the Qur’an.

Programme Overview

This programme aims at presenting Qur’anic studies in a contemporary context to connect your heart with the Glorious Quran. This heart-and-mind enlightening programme, introduced by Al Balagh Academy, includes four different comprehensive courses;

  • The Qur’anic Sciences (in its original Arabic,ʿUlûm Al-Qur’an) and the Science of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir) 
  • The Qur’an and Modern Science 
  • The Qur’an, Orientalism and Modern Thoughts  
  • The Jewels of the Qur’an.  

   Al Balagh Qur’anic Studies Programme is perfect for anyone who wants to develop a clear understanding of the Qur’anic sciences, the science of exegesis and effectively build sound comprehension of key concepts, ideas, perceptions, theories across all major subjects in the Qur’an. The course will cover the Qur’anic sciences comprehensively, include but not limited to Qur’anic meaning, revelation, history, exegesis, recording, translations, text preservation and the causes of revelation through a holistic approach.

   The programme will acquaint the learners with contemporary and significant scientific challenges, arguments, allegations and debates about the Qur’an, as purported by the western world, orientalists, Muslim liberals and modern Muslim writers. It will help them to effectively deconstruct the misleading views and defend the Qur’an and its authentic message academically and engagingly.  

   The programme will also explore the pearls of the Qur’an through discussion on essential subjects in the Qur’an as explained by Imam al Ghazali. The students will learn how to apply the Qur’anic values in the contemporary context from the life of the Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).  

   The programme is designed for serious students to equip them with the crucial insights into the fundamental topics of Qur’anic studies and enable them to identify and analyse the authentic exegetical approaches and become a Qur’anic ambassador by sharing its message with humanity and defending it from contemporary challenges. 

Learning Outcome 

After successful completion of this programme, students will be able to  

  • Develop distinct understanding of the historical and conceptual significance of the Glorious Qur’an and examine the compilation and preservation of it.  
  • Define and analyse key concepts discussed in the sciences of the Qur’an and the science of exegesis (Tafsir).  
  • Develop distinct understanding of the compatibility between the Qur’an and Modern Science, and examine the use of Science in the Qur’anic exegesis with the principles of Quranic exegesis (Tafsir).  
  • Analyse key scientific discoveries such as the Big bang, Evolution and various other theories in the light of the Qur’an. 
  • Compare and evaluate criticism posed by Scientists and Modern Theologians on the Qur’an and deconstruct their claims in an academic manner.  
  • Identify contemporary issues related to the Qur’an and Modern Science and explain its reconciliation Science in the Qur’an. 
  • Examine Orientalist approach to authentic, reliable and the divine origin of Qur’an, and evaluate the opinions held by orientalists and western scholars. 
  • Analyse the critical concepts and ideas discussed in the literature written by Orientalists, Modern Muslim Writers and Muslim Liberals in relation to the Qur’an and its interpretation.  
  • Compare the opinions held by Orientalists, Modern Muslim writers and Liberals on the Qur’anic exegesis and learn to defend the Qur’an by deconstructing these views.  
  • Distinguish the unreliable exegetical methods from the reliable exegetical methods and approaches  
  • Develop distinct understanding of the major themes of the Qur’an as explained by Al Ghazali in his book “Jawahir ul Qur’an”.  
  • Understand the complex situation of the Makki and Madani Period and appreciate how the prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has implemented the Qur’anic values in the society.  
  • Discuss the effective methods and modes that can be employed to revive the Qur’anic values in today’s society.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

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.

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.

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.

Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?

We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.

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.

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 have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?

You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.

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.

How do I interact with my classmates?

You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.

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 the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?

In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?

Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.

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