How Quran is Coherently Arranged?
What you'll learn
- How Quran is coherently arranged in the form of seven chapters
- How Quranic surahs in each chapter occur in pairs and each member of a surah pair complements the other
- How every chapter and surah of Quran have a theme
- Case studies of coherence in a surah and chapter of Quran
- No background knowledge or skills are necessary but an understanding and familiarity of Islam would be advantageous.
Who are We?
Al-Mawrid US was established in 2014 in order to educate people on Islam. In 2019, Al-Mawrid US took on the initiative of establishing the Ghamidi Center of Islamic Learning in Dallas, Texas as a formal educational institute. It is named after Javed Ahmed Ghamidi (b. 1951), a Pakistani Muslim theologian, a Qur’an scholar, and an educationist.
Since its inception, Al-Mawrid’s aim has been to conduct research, educate people, and disseminate Islam based purely on the Qur’an and the Sunnah, freeing it from external influences that have gradually clouded the religious thought of Muslims over the last 14 centuries.
About this Course
This course is meant to introduce to the student to the coherence found in the structure and arrangement of the Quran. It will show that this divine book is coherently arranged in the form of seven chapters. The surahs in each chapter occur in pairs and each member of a surah pair complements the other.
Every chapter has a theme and so does every surah. In every chapter the arrangement of the surahs is chronological and every chapter begins with one or more than one Makkan surah and end on one or more than one Madinan surah
How the Content is Divided?
The content has been arranged into five modules:
1. Arrangement of the Quran
2. The Concept of Surah Pairs
3. Coherence in the Chapters
4. Coherence in the Surahs
5. Coherence of Surah Nisa – A Case Study
No background knowledge or skills are necessary, but an understanding and familiarity of Islam, the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (sws) would be advantageous for anyone who participates in the course.
Dr Shehzad Saleem, the instructor of the course, created the course content and recorded videos on it. He was duly assisted by Faraz Ahmad who designed and simulated the course.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to understand and learn Quran
Ghamidi Center of Islamic Learning (GCIL) is a religious education and research institute in Carrollton, Texas. It is an initiative of Al-Mawrid United States (AMUS).
The sole purpose of our existence is to educate people about moral, ethical, and human values as taught in Islam. We aim to separate history and culture from religion and teach it in its purest form as a field of study rather than as a creed. Our teaching method uses common sense, argument, and logic, and we highly value critical thinking over the blind following.