Reflections from the Quran

Course Category: Tafsir | Level 1 Course

Course Code: TAF 101

Instructor: Anse Dr. Farhana Yunus

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: June 6 - August 29, 2023

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST

Course Description: 

This summer course on the tafsir of Surahs Saba', Ibrahīm, Al-Hajj, An-Nahl, and Fātir offers a unique opportunity to delve into the meanings and messages of these significant chapters of the Quran. Through an in-depth analysis of the Arabic text and the historical context in which these verses were revealed, students will gain a deeper understanding of the Quranic message and its relevance to our daily lives. The course will cover themes such as the nature of Allah's signs, the stories of prophets, the power of belief and the consequences of disbelief. Students will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions and ask questions to enhance their learning experience. Whether you are a student of knowledge or simply seeking to deepen your understanding of the Quran, this course is a valuable opportunity to enrich your spiritual journey and gain a greater appreciation of the wisdom and beauty of Allah's words.

Course Logistics: 

  • Designed in an easy to follow format.
  • Interactive Q&A
  • Recordings available until end of term

Course Requirements: 

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete a term paper, and submit a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until September 10, 2023.

Text: Recommended: The Qur'an: English translation, translated by MAS Abdel Haleem.

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Rabata Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $125.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on June 1st (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

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