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Life and Living III: Introduction to the Basic Concept and Teachings of the Quran: Course Outline

The Quran is the exact words revealed by Allah SWT to His last Prophet Muhammad SAW. It was memorized by Muhammad and then dictated to his Companions, and written down by scribes, who cross-checked it during his lifetime.

Course Description

The Quran is the exact words revealed by Allah SWT to His last Prophet Muhammad SAW. It was memorized by Muhammad and then dictated to his Companions, and written down by scribes, who cross-checked it during his lifetime. Not one word of the Quran has been changed over the centuries, so that the Quran is in every detail the unique and miraculous text. The Quran is the prime source of Muslim faith and practice. It deals with all the subjects which concern us as human beings: wisdom, doctrine, worship, and law, but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures. At the same time it provides guidelines for proper conduct of individual, society and an equitable holistic system of human life. This course highlights from the Quran different aspects of life and will help in enlightening the minds of the students in seeking proper guidance through the Quran. It will give them a chance to have an authentic knowledge of the current issues that they confront in their day-to-day life. Then they will also be able to apply this knowledge of Qur’an in their Practical life. The students will be given an insight of Islamic laws, regulations particularly in perspective of the modern world and its prevailing morality. This knowledge will not only give them awareness of the routine matters but also offer them an opportunity to learn the basics of the Arabic language and enable them to understand the Quran directly. 

Course Goals

1. To impart an understanding of the basic principles and teachings of Islam through study of selected verses of Qur’an.

2. To develop ethical, knowledgeable and practical professional.

3. To prepare MUTTAQEE and good Muslim professional.

Course Objectives

    1.  General:

1.To learn the true concept of Allah, values and needs of the society.

2.To motivate themselves for determination of the character.

3.To develop an Islamic professional who can work for Islamic welfare state.

4.To prepare the students for adaptation of Islamic way of life in modern age.

    2.  Specific

a. Knowledge:

1.To offer an introduction to the Holy Qur’an

2.To inculcate the basic concept of the Qur’anic teaching.

3.To know about the etiquettes of DUA.

4.To understand the qualities of believers.

b. Skills:

    1.To recite the Qur’an with correct pronunciation and understand its meaning and message.

    2.To resolve the issues in the light of teachings of the Qur’an.

c. Attitude/Behavior:

           1.To adopt good manners and avoid social evils.

           2.To develop the characteristics of MUTTAQEEN.

           3.To develop honest and responsible personality. 

Teaching Methodology

  1. Interactive Lecture
  2. Translation
  3. Discussion
  4. Demonstration
  5. Community Development/Social Welfare Projects
  6.  In-House Seminars/Sessions and Workshops
  7.  Study Visits
  8.  Impact Analyses through Community Surveys 

Text Books

Course Contents (Part-1)

1. Introduction to the divine incorporation of Tajweed.

2. Introduction to the  Qur’an

  • MakkiSurahs
  • MadaniSurahs
  • Revelation of the Qur’an
  • Miracle of the Qur’an
  • Manners of the Recitation
  • Obligations toward the Qur’an
  • Compilation of the Qur’an
  • Uloom-ul-Qur’an (the sciences of the Quran)

3.  Understand Al Quran through TPI (Total Physical Interaction)

  • Correctly pronounce Arabic alphabets from their origin
  • Read the Holy Quran with correct pronunciation of words
  • Learn the basic rules of Tajweed
  • Memorize 125 words which covers almost half of the Quran
  • Learn the basic rules of Quranic Grammar through TPI (Total Physical Interaction)
  • Understand Quran easily
  • Offer Salat (Prayer) effectively with understanding
  • Learn interaction with Quran

4. Role of Tawhid and Unity in the life of Muslims:

  • Comprehensive combination of praise of Allah and Dua (Surah Al Fatihah)

5. Fundamentals of Islam, Basic Beliefs:

  • Characteristics of Believers and Muttaqeen
  • Surah Al-Baqarah  Verses 1-7
  • Surah Al Baqarah   Verses 284-286
  •  Surah Al Mominoon Verses 1-18)

6. Basic features of family life and family law in Islam:

  • Inheritance
  • Ahkam regarding relation between man and woman
  • Forbidden Relation regarding Nikkah
  • Fornication
  • Surah Al Nisa(R 2 - 4) Verses 11-24

Course Contents (Part-2)

        1. Desirable Characteristics of True Servants of the Merciful SWT

  • Walking Humbly/ Politeness in Behavior
  • Prioritization of whole life activities in accordance with complete Obedience of Allah SWT
  • Tauba
  • Golden Mean between the two streams of expending money; Extravagance or Miserly
  • Away from False Witness
  • Surah Al-Furqan (R 6) Verses 61-77

      2. Luqman’s Advice to his Son

  • Shukker (Giving Thanks only to Allah SWT)
  • Shirk (Joining others with Allah SWT in worship or obedience)
  • Rights of parents
  • Good Manners (Faza’il-e-Akhlaq)
  • Bad Manners (Raza’ail-e-Akhlaq)
  • Surah  Luqman (R 2) Verses 12-19

    3. Social Manners and the Strong Bond of Muslim   Community

  • Etiquettes about the honor of Allah SWT and His Rasool  SAW
  • Confirmation of news before argumentation about any individual or group of the Muslim Society
  • Significance of Brotherhood and rules for conflict management between Muslims
  • Razail-e-Akhlaq
  • Concept of TAQWA
  • Surah Al-Hujurat Verses 1-13

    4. Basic features of family life and family law in Islam

  • Restrictions for woman in Islam
  • Prohibition of co-society
  • Punishment of Adultery
  • Punishment for false witness (Had-e-Qazaf)
  • Accusation (Lian)
  • Surah Al-Ahzab (R 4 & 8)Verses28-34 & Verses 59-68
  • Surah Al-Noor (R 1) Verses 1-10

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