Introduction to Qur'anic Studies

     The course is a gateway to Al Balagh Quranic Studies Program, provides a brief overview of the Quranic Sciences (Ulûm Al-Quran), the Science of Exegesis (Tafsir), major themes of the Quran and contemporary challenges the Quran faces. The course is designed to help students get a clear grounding in Quranic Studies by acquainting them with key terminologies, topics, concepts, ideas and other aspects of the Quran, provides a solid base for further studies and exploration too.

Introduction to Qur'anic Studies

Duration – 1+ Months



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Live/Recorded Sessions


Online Assessments (Optional)

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Length: 4 Weeks
Effort: 2 to 5 hours per Week
Fees: Free
Program: Albalagh Quranic Studies
Level: Level - 1
Prerequisite: None
Language: English
Mode: Online (Live and Interactive)
Course Starting Date: 20th June 2020

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Course Team

Ustadh Safaruk Chowdhury

Dr. Rafaqat Rashid

Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Malik

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Course Overview

     The course provides a brief introduction to the sciences of the Quran (Ulumul Quran) and Tafsir al Quran (Quranic Exegesis) to equip learners with the basics of Quranic Studies and enable them to explore the Quran. The course acquaints learners with fundamental Quranic concepts, major themes of the Quran, interpretation and other relevant aspects. The lectures will be focused on introducing students to key concepts discussed in the Quranic sciences and Quranic literature which will eventually lay the foundation for further Quranic studies. The course is suitable for the beginners, with no or little academic background on Quranic Studies, who would like to learn more about the Quranic Sciences and to gain more knowledge about the main subjects of the Quran. The course will enable students to understand the issues and challenges the Quran faces which are arising from the scientific community, orientalists and modern Muslim writers.

 Main Titles

  1. The Sciences of the Quran (Ulum -Ul- Quran) – An Introduction
  1. The Science of Exegesis – An Introduction
  1. The Jewels of the Quran   – An Introduction
  1. The Quran and Contemporary Challenges

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course successfully, Student will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts discussed in the Quran, Quranic Sciences, and the Science of Exegesis (Tafseer) and learn some of the key terminologies.
  • Appreciate efforts put in by the scholars to preserve the Quran (its authenticity, its message).
  • Understand the importance of learning the Quranic Subjects and Quranic Values.
  • Understand contemporary issues and challenges facing the Quran arising from the scientific community, orientalists and modern Muslim writers.

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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