جامعة النجاح الوطنية
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Osoul Aldeen
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc
Student must complete 36 credit hours

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 27 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
The course selects one topic from a classic source in Arabic Syntax and compares it with the treatment of the same topic by other syntacticians. The course encompasses the various approaches and schools on the specific syntactic phenomenon and other related phenomena.
3
This course covers various topics. These include the origins, importance and branches of science, the translation of the Qu'ran, abrogation in the Qu'ran including its literal meaning and the exaggeration abrogation. It also looks at verses which are abrogated, the Meccan and Meedian Qu'ran, the 7 ahruf and their meanings, relationships to variations and the idea of abrogating them. This includes the spellings of words, the concept and forms of the Qur'an, the dialogue in the Qur'an, Muhkaam and Mustashabi.
3
This course discusses the most important Hadith issues such as the analytical study for the basis of this science, highlighting and discussing the scholars’ special terms both in terms of subject classification and authenticity classification. This is done through academic critique towards text and chain of narrators of Hadith.
3
The course seeks to apply the principles of research on the Sunah sources, translations, and the history of hadith narration. The researcher selects a group of Hadiths classified by subject with the aim of applying principles of scientific research and ultimately making a ruling on the selected hadiths.
3
The following topics are covered in this course: 1. Al-Alfaz Wadihat al-Dalalah, or the ‘the obvious expressions in terms of indication.’ These are al- Zahir, al-Nass, al-Mufassar and al- Muhkam. 2. Al-Alfaz Khafiyyat al-Dalalah, or the ‘the unobvious expressions in terms of indication’, These are al-Khafi, al-Mushkil, al- Mujmal and al-Mutashabih. 3. The indications of the texts which are Dalalat al-‘Ibarah, or the indication of the statement, Dalalat al- Isharah, the indirect indication of the statement, Dalalat al-Nass, the indication which can be understood from the sense of the statement (and not from its words), Dalalat al-Iqtida’, the indication of the context of the statement. 4. Dalalah al-Mafhum, or the indication understood from the text which is divided into two types. For example Mafhum al- Muwafaqah or the interpretation which is accorded with the obvious meaning of the text, and Mafhum al-Muwafaqah - the opposite of the meaning understood from the text. 5. Other issues relating to the different kinds of expressions, such as al-‘Am, the general and al- Khass, the specific, al-Mutlaq, the absolute, al-Muqayyad, the confined and al-Mushtarak, the homonym.
3
This module discusses definition, history advantages, types, development, and sources of this kind of exegesis and the unity of each chapter in the Qur'an and how to reveal it. It also will include applied study on chosen subjects and chapters of the Qur'an.
3
This module discusses the meaning of the inimitable nature of the Qur'an, its aspects, references and the development in its science and in composing books and studies about the topic. It looks at common, old and new misconceptions and suspicions around the Qur'an, such as the issue of Sarfah.
3
This course aims to give the student a practical knowledge in studying Hadith Manners, what main Hadith Scholars have followed in choosing accounts, editing accounts, their manners in classifying fabricated accounts and their criteria in this matter.
3
This modules introduces the student to the definition of (exegesis) tafseer including its importance, conditions, types, and the difference between tafseer and Taweel. It defines the traditional exegeses, its importance, the reasons behind the weakness of it and the importance of exegesis by Ra'y. The course also aims to introduce the commentators' manners of interpretation in their books, and to throw light on their terms and expressions and how can their knowledge and circumstances effect their manners.
442598 Comprehensive Exam 0

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 9 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This module deals with the legislative verses of the Qur'an as referred to in Islamic resources both the original and the contemporary ones. It deals also with the importance of this type of knowledge and methodologies of deducing the rulings from the Qur'an and the difference between jurisprudence and legislative verses. Finally it deals with exegetes’ opinions and their methodology in directing and explaining this sort of verses.
3
This module discusses the meaning of the discrepancies in the qura`nic text, and the development in its science and in composing books and studies about the topic. It also will include applied study on chosen subjects and chapters of the Qur'an.
3
This module clarifies the methodologies of modern Exegetes including rational, scientific, social, mystic, shi'i and salafi in a comparative way and explains it advantages and disadvantages and the impact of the interaction with other cultures on each of these trends.
3
This course looks at the foundations upon which Islamic legislations have been built on in the prophetic sayings. It is expected that this course will be the connection thread between the science of Hadith and the science of Islamic Jurisprudence.
3
This course discusses certain pages in Hadith books in order that the student can refer to them and understand them easily.
3
In this course there will be a study to Hadith Relaters in accordance to their classifications, and the Chains of the Hadiths, whether they are connected or not. This course discusses the bases of the science of al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil, its terms, and an applied study to Hadith Narrators.
3
Topics covered in this course include the concept of Mukhtalif al-Hadith (superficial contradiction in Hadith). It discusses the reasons for real dispute and what appears as a dispute although it is not and the methodologies of Muslim scholars in dealing with this issue.
3
This course discusses the objective researches in the science of Illal (the hidden problems either in the chain of narrators or the text of the Hadith) and highlights the different schools of thought or methodologies of scholars in this regard.
3
By studying and analysing chosen texts, this module aims to help the student to learn how to read and analyse the original sources of exegesis and how to reveal issues in the text relevant to belief system, inimitability of the Qur'an, linguistic style of the Qur'an, the Qur'anic methodology of guidance. It aims also to help the student in dealing with contemporary issues and how to deal with them from Qur'anic perspective.
3
This modules explains the importance of Arabic grammar in interpreting the Qur'an, how it was revealed in Arabic and according to their style of speech. It shows the implications of the various grammatical situations. It also deals with Qur'anic rhetoric and its importance in revealing the inimitability of the Qur'an, the distinguishing features of the Qur'an and other related topics.

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