The purpose of this course is to instil within the hearts of Muslims a love of the Arabic language as the medium through which the Quran was revealed. The course aims to act as a springboard for lovers of the Quran to embark on a journey of studying the Arabic language in order to connect with Allah all-mighty’s final revelation to mankind.
The course will introduce students to the Arabic language by undertaking a linguistic study of selected passages from Surah Al-Kahf. This linguistic study will be inspired by the greatest works of Quranic exegesis produced by our pious predecessors, including:
Tafsir al-Tabari (d. 310 AH)
Tafsir al-Razi (d. 606 AH)
Tafsir al-Qurtubi (d.671 AH)
Tafsir al-Baydawi (d. 685 AH)
Tafsir Abu al-Suʿud (d. 951 AH)
Tafsir al-Alusi (d. 1270 AH)
This course is open to both absolute beginners as well as ardent lovers of the Arabic language. The only prerequisite is to know how to read the Qur’anic script. This course will not cover how to read Arabic script.
Sunday 25th February 2018 | 10 Week Course
9:30 am to 11:30 am
9:30-10:10: First session
10:20-11:00: Second session
11:10-11:30: Final session
Your Course Instructor
Dr Amin Al-Astewani
Ustadh Amin was born and raised in Manchester. He began his Islamic studies at a young age and acquired the basics of the Arabic Language and studied doctrine and jurisprudence.
He descends from a family of notable scholars. His forefathers include Shaykh Shukri Al-Astewani, (Grand Mufti of Syria), Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al-Astewani (Supreme Shari’ah Judge in Damascus) and Shaykh Zain Ud-Deen Al-Astewani (Grand Mufti of Damascus). His great grandfather Shaykh Mohammad Saleem Al-Astewani (d.1945) was a renowned Hanafite scholar in Damascus who accompanied the Hadith Master of the Levant Shaykh Badrud-Deen Al-Hasani for 36 years.
His ambition led him to take classes in classical texts including parts of Tafsir At-Tabari, Sahih Al-Bukhari, Al-Jawharah of Al-Laqqani and Al-Minhaaj Al-Qaweem of Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami. He is currently furthering his studies in Aqidah, Shafi’i Fiqh, Hadith, Arabic, Logic and Tajweed with his teachers, including Shaykh Waseem Ahmed and Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen.
Ustadh Amin also has a PhD in English Law and currently holds the position of Lecturer in Public Law at Lancaster University Law School.