Thursday 3 April 2014

[Classical Text Diploma] The Mind-boggling Coherence in The Qur'an

Niẓām al Qur'ān | Ḥamīduddīn Farāhī

"Maulana Hamiduddin Farahi (d. 1930) devoted most of his life to study the Qur'an. An erudite scholar, Farahi commanded knowledge of a number of languages, among them Hebrew and English. Among his books  are: Mufradat al Quran (Vocabulary of the Quran), Asalib al Quran (Style of the Quran) Jamharat al-Balaghah (Manual of Quranic Rhetoric) and Iman fi Aqsam il Qur'an (Study of the Quranic Oaths). Farahi's main contribution in the field of Qur'anic studies has been the development of the theory of Niẓām ie thematic unity; every chapter of the Qurʾān has a specific theme around which all elements of the chapter are woven. According to the concept of niẓām, the Qur’an being coherent means that it has an overall theme, each chapter has a theme, and the whole book and every chapter of it are  connected in how they present those themes. In other words, niẓām refers to the order of the Qurʾān, and the sequence of its arguments and statements, in relation to the theme of the whole Qurʾān, then to the order of different groups of chapters, then the order of elements within each sūrah in each group. The course will study the theory in detail in the light of the criticism against it." - Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi [Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts Diploma]

What are the students saying.....

“Firstly, it is a one-off opportunity to learn knowledge which is hard to come by anywhere else in English and taught by one of the best Muhaddith of our time. I heard Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan speak highly of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi recently and really am honoured to be able to learn from him. I really look forward to having my thoughts expanded and guided by the Shaykh as I want to be able to make changes in my own family, beginning with my children in the future and as a future teacher inshaAllah, and do not want them to have the same problems I and so many people I know have; due to fear of saying or thinking something wrong, we choose not to think much for ourselves but the Qur'an encourages thinking.” -  Sharmin C, London, UK [Classical Islamic Texts Diploma Student]

Diploma in Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Historic One-Year Diploma Programme

16 Classical Islamic Texts Covered in 20 Classes from April 2014 to March 2015

24-Page Diploma Brochure:

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Primary Location: Queen Mary University of London

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