Allah says أَفَلا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَى قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا “Do they not reflect deeply on the Qur’an, or have hearts locked themselves out?” (Muḥammad 47:24). This course will cover various approaches to tadabbur, a divine invitation to contemplate the layered meanings of the Qur’an. Every verse in the Book of Allah is pregnant with seventy meanings according to ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbbās, and every door of meaning can be opened with a key, allowing the heart to, ultimately, mirror its own reflection on the Word of God.
I | Remove Your Sandals
II | A Perfect Circle
III | Reading Between the Lines
IV | Prophetic Dialects of Eloquence
Taught by El-Hajj Hisham Mahmoud
Recommended reading: The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur’an by al-Suyūṭī
Recommended series: VERSIFIED | Qur’an Reflections by El-Hajj Hisham Mahmoud