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An Introduction to the Sciences of the Quran
An Introduction to the Sciences of the Quran
An Introduction to the Sciences of the Quran

Institute of Knowledge Press

An Introduction to the Sciences of the Quran

Furhan Zubairi




A concise text introducing the foundational topics covered in the field of Qur’anic Studies including revelation, compilation and preservation.




Chapter 1: ‘Ulum Al-Qur’an


Chapter 2: Al-Qur’an

- Linguistic

- Technical


Chapter 3: Wahy

- Types of Wahy

- How Wahy came to the Prophet ﷺ

- Stages of Revelation

- First and Last Revelation


Chapter 4: Preservation & Compilation

- The Era of the Prophet ﷺ

- The Era of Abu Bakr RA

- The Era of ‘Uthman RA


Chapter 5: Subject Matter

- Beliefs

- Commandments

- Stories

- Parables


Chapter 6: Makki & Madani

- Themes of Makki and Madani Revelation

- How Verses and Surahs are Classified as Makki or Madani

- Importance


Chapter 7: Causes of Revelation

- Is consideration given to the words’ general meanings or the specific cause?


Chapter 8: Abrogation

- Proof of Abrogation

- Types of Abrogation

- Importance


Chapter 9: The Seven Letters and Different Recitations

- The Seven Letters

- A Few Narrations Regarding the Seven Letters

- What are the Seven Letters?


Chapter 10: Tafsir

- Sources of Tafsir

- Tafsir of Qur’an by Qur’an

- Tafsir of Qur’an by Sunnah

- Tafsir of Qur’an by the Narrations of the Companions

- Tafsir of Qur’an through the Arabic Language

- Tafsir of Qur’an through Personal Interpretation

- Famous Works of Tafsir


Chapter 11: How to Approach the Qur’an

- Structure of Qur’an

- Studying the Qur’an