Explanation of the Holy Quran
“Tafseer Online Classes” is an online course presented by “al-Azhar Quran Teaching” to non-Arab Muslims and new reverts. The online course is mainly dedicated to explaining the meanings of the words of the Holy Quran by the qualified tutors of “al-Azhar Quran Teaching.” The tutors start the online “Tafseer” course with explaining the meanings of the first Surah in the Holy Quran which is Surat al-Fatiha, and they complete till the end of the Noble Quran. Tafseer Online Classes are launched because all Muslims should have knowledge about the meanings of the verses of the Quran they recite in every prayer. Being aware of the meanings of the Quranic verses increases and strengthens the Muslim’s faith, gladdens his/her heart and gives him/her the chance to taste the magnificence, the eloquence and the beauty of the Godly Words.
The theme of the course is the interpretation or exegesis of the Quran. It is in Tafsir that issues like linguistics, theology, and jurisprudence are dealt with. In short, Quranic Tafsir is an attempt to provide commentary with an explanation, interpretation for understanding the God’s will which has been stated in the Quran.
To understand or interpret the Holy Quran one must be able to develop some skills like listening, reading and writing. There are many frames for referring Tafsir to be categorized. By methodology, it can be broadly divided into two main categories and those being tafsir bi-al-riwaya (received tafsir) and tafsir bi-al-diraya (tafsir by opinion). The course deals with both perspectives of Tafsir al Quran.
Our primary goal is to achieve perfection in students regarding the language. We also want to promote the cultural and social progress in a knowledge-based society which is in both, academic and professional contexts. Our goal also includes helping students to improve their language, critical, analytical and problem-solving skills that will help them deal with and defending the intellectual suspicious that can be raised against Islam. We also want to demonstrate academic expertise in the areas of Science of Tafseer and Sciences of Al- Qur’an.
The primary objectives of our course are as follows:
- To provide scholarly focused understanding Science of Tafsir and Sciences of Al- Qur’an. T
- To help students become competent in research and have a firm grounding in Islamic principles.
- To make students capable of producing scholarly writings
- To articulate sophistic and complex ideas through oral presentation or discourse
- To create conscious among students regarding the language and ethical responsibilities, and
- To help students contribute toward Islamic solutions in the social, economic and cultural contexts, nationally and internationally.
Our qualified teachers will help our students have a better understanding of the Surahs of the Quran. Our tutors will begin the course by explaining Surah Al- Fatihah until the end of the whole Glorious Quran. They start with Surat Alfatiha because it’s the Surah all Muslims must read in all prayers. All Muslims need to know what we are addressing Allah with, seeking to please Him and doing our best to be closer to him. Muslims need to know first why it’s called surat Al-Fatiha, (the opening of the Quran). Yes, Surat Al-Fatiha is the opening of the Quran book, the first surah there, and is the first recitation we say in all our prayer. Muslim would taste the beauty and magnificence of the Glorious Quran. When you first translate the meaning of the words, you will be impressed by its eloquence, beauty, and highness. Beside the glorious and greatness of the words of the Quran, you will find that God has prevented touching it except for those who are pure. If a Muslim wants to defend Islam from falsifications and lies, he/she needs in the first place to understand the source, which is the Quran. You need to know about your true religion and you will realize that there is no place for fanaticism in Islam. To become a true Muslim, you need to understand the Quran correctly, the book of God, the miracle of His prophet.
You will learn the translation and the meaning of the verses, and you will know the reasons why the ayat (verses) were revealed.
People who want to strengthen their fundamental knowledge of the Islamic legal system with the right values of Islamic Ethics and Akhlaq can take this course. This course is not only for students who want to do researches in Islamic grounding but also for them who want to pursue their career in teaching students about this beautiful language.