TRAINING COURSE

 

Definition:

The MA Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies program is a specialized course for the students to acquire a profound knowledge about the relevant modules. The students will receive MA in Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies after successful completion of the program.

Program’s General Objectives:

  • Training lecturers for BA programs to work in international seminary schools and universities in the fields relevant to Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies;

  • Training researchers in related programs

  • Instructing skilled individuals in the fields of Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies

  • Training talented students in order to enter doctoral level in relevant programs

Educational Objectives and Policies:

  • Creating the motivation for research in students through allocating 30% of credits to research works in related courses

  • Avoiding over-reading in classes

  • Developing the skills at authoring, teaching and translating in related fields

  • Developing the ability for using technical Arabic and English texts related to the Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies

  • Internalizing ethical and moral traits in students

  • Developing a deep understanding and critical and comparative skills of texts related to Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies

  • Logical understanding of Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies

  • Creating the skills at dissemination of the Quran and traditions using relevant academic sources

  • Preparing and encouraging students to continue their education in doctoral level

  • Understanding logical jurisprudence and principles of Islamic law based on requirements

  • Familiarity with the orientalists’ viewpoints in Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies and critically analyzing them

  • Creating the ability of using commentary of the Quran (intermediate level) according to the related principles and basics

  • Acquiring a general understanding about teachings of the Quran and Ahl-e Bayt

  • Developing a student-oriented syllabus

Program Structure:

  • There are a total of 32 credit units including dissertation plus a 32 prerequisite credits (seminary courses and special requirements) studied over 5 semesters. (Maximum credits presented per semesters are 14)

  • Theoretical credits are16 hours studied over 16-week semesters

  • Students should submit a dissertation which accounts for 4 credits

Course Units:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

1.

Prerequisite

32

2.

Specialized

28

3.

Thesis

4

 

Total

64

Importance and Necessity:

Since the Holy Quran is the major source in Islam and as it provides the religious needs of Muslims and because having this knowledge is necessary for researching and teaching Islamic subjects, it is a must to have Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies program as an independent program so that the need of Islamic world for the lecturers and researchers is fulfilled.

Role and Effectiveness:

The graduates of this program, with the knowledge acquired, can become researchers and lecturers in relevant courses and play an effective role in elevation and expansion of Islamic culture and explain for the others to know more about Islam. They can also acquire the knowledge needed for entry to doctoral level and advance to PhD and be more efficient in the aforesaid plans.

Course Units:

a.Prerequisite Courses of MA Quranic Commentary and Quranic Studies program

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Mofradāt of the Quran

2

48

16

32

 

 

2.

Analyzing and Assessing the Translations of the Quran

1

16

16

 

 

 

3.

Principles of Comprehending and Critiquing Hadith

2

32

32

 

 

 

4.

Literal and Artistic Techniques of the Quran

2

32

32

 

 

 

5.

Thematic Commentary of the Quran (2)

2

32

32

 

Systematic Commentary (1)

Imamat In the Quran in a comparative order

6.

Thematic Commentary of the Quran (3)

2

32

32

 

Systematic Commentary (1)

 

7.

Thematic Commentary of the Quran (4)

1

16

16

 

Systematic Commentary (2)

 

8.

Systematic Commentary (3)

2

32

32

 

Systematic Commentary (2)

Intellectual and Comparative Commentary

9.

Systematic Commentary (4)

2

32

32

 

Systematic Commentary (3)

 

10. 

Quranic Studies (3)

2

32

32

 

Quranic Studies (2)

 

11. 

Jurisprudence (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

12. 

Jurisprudence (2)

2

32

32

 

Jurisprudence (1)

 

13. 

Jurisprudence (3)

2

32

32

 

Jurisprudence (2)

 

14. 

Principles of Islamic Law

3

48

48

 

 

 

15. 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

16. 

Islamic Philosophy (2)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

 

17. 

Arabic Literature (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

18. 

Arabic Literature (2)

2

32

32

 

Islamic Philosophy (1)

 

19. 

Psychology

1

16

16

 

 

 

20. 

Sociology

1

16

16

 

 

 

21. 

Geography of Islam world

2

32

32

 

 

 

22. 

History of Islam

2

32

32

 

 

 

23. 

Criticizing the West social thinking

2

32

32

 

 

 

24. 

Pedagogical and Cultural Management

1

16

16

 

 

 

25. 

Dissemination Methods in Contemporary World

1

16

16

 

 

 

26. 

Politics

2

32

32

 

 

 

27. 

Islamic Training and Teaching

2

32

32

 

 

 

28. 

Comparative Theology (1)

2

32

32

 

 

 

29. 

Comparative Theology (2)

2

32

32

 

Comparative Theology (1)

 

30. 

Research Method

2

48

16

32

 

 

31. 

Regional Needs

2

32

32

 

Comparative Theology (1&2)

 

 

Total

58

1024

832

192

 

 

Note:

  • If necessary, the faculties can make some courses for some students as compulsory

  • The faculties can have 6 credits as prerequisites and present them

  • The courses market with (*) are elective and students should pass 14 of them

b.Specialized Courses:

No.

Course Units

Credit rating

Total hours

Theoretical

Practical

Pre-requisite

Notes

1.

Systematic Commentary of The Quran (1)

2

48

16

32

 

 

2.

Systematic Commentary of The Quran (2)

2

48

16

32

Systematic Commentary of The Quran (1)

 

3.

Jurisprudence of The Quran

2

32

32

 

Systematic Commentary of The Quran (1)

 

4.

Thematic Commentary of the Quran (1)

2

32

32

 

Systematic Commentary of The Quran (1)

 

5.

Research Method in Quranic Studies and Commentary

1

32

 

32

Analyzing and Assessing Commentary Schools and Methods

 

6.

Analyzing and Assessing Commentary Rewayat

2

48

16

32

Analyzing and Assessing Commentary Schools and Methods

 

7.

The Quran and Human Sciences

2

32

32

 

Analyzing and Assessing Commentary Schools and Methods

 

8.

Analyzing and Assessing Commentary Schools and Methods

2

32

32

 

 

 

9.

The Quran and the Orientalists

2

32

32

 

 

 

10. 

The Quran and the Testaments

2

32

32

 

Thematic Commentary (1)

 

11. 

Quranic Studies (1)

1

16

16

 

 

 

12. 

Quranic Studies (1)

2

32

32

 

Quranic Studies (1)

 

13. 

Modern Arguments in Commentary

2

32

32

 

Analyzing and Assessing Commentary Schools and Methods

 

14. 

Commentary of Complex Verses

2

32

32

 

Thematic Commentary (2)

 

15. 

Advance Foreign Language

2

48

16

32

 

 

16. 

Dissertation

4

128

 

128

 

 

 

Total

32

656

368

288

 

 

Note: two prerequisite credits should be passed for the advance foreign language




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