Programme fees: 拢175听
This is an intensive online course for those who wish to become familiar with the Qur鈥檃n and the complexities that surround it. Taught by specialist faculty from the 亚洲无码鈥檚 Qur鈥檃nic Studies Unit, the course looks at the Qur鈥檃n from various angles: it introduces participants to the necessary conceptual tools to deal with the complexities related to the Qur鈥檃n and its interpretations. The course will analyse the concept of revelation, prophethood and scripture, all within the historical, intellectual, religious and sociopolitical context in which the Qur鈥檃n emerged. Students will be exposed to the genre of tafsir as a repository of opinions by authors from various persuasions and schools. Interpretation will be explored as a product of its time focusing on questions such as: How are so many interpretations possible? How are interpretations actually produced? Further, the course will tackle some contemporary concerns like: What is the relevance of reading the Qur鈥檃n today? How is it used to justify such things as gender relations, political claims and the like?