STQ: Stories in the Quran
One of the most profound aspects of the Quran is the manner in which it narrates stories. These stories of past and future events serve primarily as guidance but unknown to many Muslims is that these stories also indicate the miraculous nature of the Quran (I'jaz Al-Quran ). This course will delve into the finer points of Classical Arabic grammar and will explain why the eloquence of the Qur’an is unprecedented and unmatched.The subjects covered in the course will be related predominately to rhetoric and a basic understanding of Arabic will be highly recommended.
The course is based on a number of classical Arabic Grammar and Balagha texts including: Mughnee Al-labeeb, Sharh Ibn Aqeel, Al Itqan fi ‘ulum al Qur’an by Imam Al Suyooti, Idaah fil 'uloom Al Balgha by Al Qazweeni, Sharh Al mukhtasir A'la Talkhees Al miftaah by Al Taftazani, Tafseer Fath AL qadeer by Imam Showkani, Al Bahrul Muheet by Abu Hayyan, Tafseer Abu Saud, Al Tafseer al Kabeer by Sheikh Fakhar al deen Al Razi, Fathil Qadeer by Sheikh Muhammad Al Shawkani, , Kitaab Sibawayh, Lisan Al arab by Ibn Manthoor as well as the contemporary works of Ibn Ashoor and Dr Fadl Salih Alsamaraie.
We will be explaining the Quran challenge in great detail to demonstrate to students the miraculous nature of the Quranic language.