Methods of Qur'anic Sciences

Subject 110-480 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Intensive subject taught daily between 6 -12 August 2008.
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Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies (coursework and minor thesis), Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, or permission of the coordinator
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Prof A Saeed & Dr A S Abdullah
Subject Overview:

This subject will explore the development of Qur'anic sciences from the emergence of Islam to the modern era, the history of the Qur'anic text, the theories of revelation in Islam and the contribution of Muslim and Western scholars of the Qur'an to these areas in the modern period. The central focus of the subject, however, will be to explore methods of interpretation: its development, schools, principles and application. Selected texts from leading authorities of exegesis, both early and modern, will be analysed. Students will have the opportunity to examine issues surrounding modern interpretative approaches to the text. The subject will enable students to appreciate the theoretical, critical and analytical heritage of Qur'anic sciences and to place modern interpretative approaches within that context.

Assessment: An essay of 5000 words 100% (during the examination period)
Prescribed Texts: Materials supplied by the Institute
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Previously available as 110-556 Qur'anic Studies. Students who have completed 110-556 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Subject will be taught intensively between 6th and 12th August 2008.

Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Islamic Studies)

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