The Qur’an, The Bible & History

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The Qur’an, The Bible & History

About The Course

Al Balagh Academy is offering this exclusive course for those who would like to explore and analyse the Qur’an and the Bible in the light of History and Archaeology. The course will examine the Qur’anic narrative and compare it with the Biblical and Historical Narratives. The course will delve into different narratives of The Creation Story, The Flood of Nuh (PBUH), The Story of Abraham (PBUH) and Joseph (PBUH), The Exodus, The Monarchy (Saul, David, Solomon & The Divided Kingdom), Jesus (PBUH) and Christian Origins, and The Muhammad (PBUH) Foretold.

Course Team

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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

AT A GLANCE

16 Live Sessions

Duration: 4+ Months

Saturdays, 9 PM - 10:30 PM (London)

Video Recordings Available

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Starts on 25th September 2021.

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Final Deadline:

24th September 2021

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Course Lecturer

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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

Lectures In This Course

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1

An Introduction to the Qur’an and Biblical Tradition

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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2

The Creation and Structure of the Universe

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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3

The Structure of the Cosmos in the Qur’an and the ancient Near East

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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4

The Story of Adam (PBUH) and Eve (PBUH) – Part I

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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5

The Story of Adam (PBUH) and Eve (PBUH) – Part II

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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6

The Flood of Noah (PBUH) – Part I

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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7

The Flood of Noah (PBUH) – Part II

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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8

The Story of Moses (PBUH)(Part I): The Exodus Narrative

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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9

The Story of Moses (PBUH)(Part II): The Wilderness Narrative

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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10

Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, and Return – Part I

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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11

Conquest, Monarchy, Exile, and Return – Part II

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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12

Jesus (PBUH) and Christian Origins-Part I

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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13

Jesus (PBUH) and Christian Origins-Part II

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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14

Jesus (PBUH) and Christian Origins-Part III

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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15

Muhammad (PBUH) Foretold

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

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16

Final session: Live Q&A

Ustadh Sharif Randhawa

Course Overview

Al Balagh Academy is offering this exclusive course for those who would like to explore and analyse the Qur'an and the Bible in the light of History and Archaeology. The course will examine the Qur'anic narrative and compare it with the Biblical and Historical Narratives. The course will delve into different narratives of The Creation Story, The flood of Nuh(PBUH), The story of Abraham(PBUH) and Joseph(PBUH), The exodus, The Monarchy (Saul, David, Solomon & the Divided Kingdom), Jesus(PBUH) and Christian Origins, and The Muhammad(PBUH) Foretold.
In this course, we study how the Qur’an engages with Biblical tradition—including the Bible and para-biblical, Jewish and Christian traditions—in its retelling of narratives from Biblical history, affirming Biblical tradition in some respects while correcting it in others. We will also be considering how biblical criticism and archaeology provide additional historical background for understanding the Biblical and Qur’anic narratives, as well as questions they raise about the historicity of these narratives.

In this course, we study how the Qur’an engages with biblical tradition—including the Bible and para-biblical, Jewish and Christian traditions—in its retelling of narratives from Biblical history, affirming Biblical tradition in some respects while correcting it in others. We will also be considering how Biblical criticism and archaeology provide additional historical background for understanding the Biblical and Qur’anic narratives, as well as questions they raise about the historicity of these narratives.

This course will enable you to understand the Qur'anic claims about Biblical history, scripture, and Tradition, and will explore how the Qur'an engages with and correctively retells stories from Biblical tradition. The course will also equip you with the understanding of how historical criticism and archeology provide background for understanding Biblical and Qur'anic narratives. The course is suitable for those who are interested in Qur'anic Studies and would like to explore the Qur'an from Biblical and Historical perspectives.
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Course Aims and Objectives:

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Learn the Qur’anic claims about Biblical history, scripture, and tradition, and its own relationship to them.
  • Understand how the Qur’an engages with and correctively retells stories from Biblical tradition.
  • Know how historical criticism and archaeology provide background for understanding Biblical and Qur’anic narratives.
  • Learn how to think through challenges to Biblical and Islamic narratives from historical criticism and archaeology.

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?

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