Introduction to the Science of Qirā’āt

Welcome to Introduction to the Science of Qiraa’aat

This is a theoretical course about the noble science of Qirā’āt القِرَاءَات. The content of this curriculum is based off a course taught in Umm al-Quraa University’s “al-Kitaab was-Sunnah” B.A. program. After this course, students will study the effects of Qirā’āt on Tafsir.

The subjects taught in this course are as follows:

1. Introduction to Qira’aat Science and its Formation

   A. Definition of the Qira’aat Science 

      i. Definition of Qira’aat Science 

      ii. Primary resources used in Qira’aat

      iii. Importance, virtue, and benefits of Qira’aat

      iv. The difference between Quran and Qira’aat

   B. The Ahruf Sab’ah (Seven Dialects) and its Connection to Qira’aat

      i. Narrations that have mentioned the Ahruf Sab’ah and the most notable statements of scholars clarifying its meaning

      ii. The wisdom behind the Quran being revealed in ٍSeven Ahruf

      iii. The connection between the modes of recital and the Ahruf Sab’ah

      iv. Does the Uthmani Script of the Mushaf contain the Ahruf Sab’ah?

   C. Formation of Qira’aat Science and its Stages

      i. Qira’aat during the time of Prophethood and the Companions

      ii. Qira’aat during the time of the two successive generations and the period of choice

      iii. Period of compiling Qira’aat

      iv. Period of enumerating the Qira’aat to seven

      v. Period that proceeded enumerating the Qira’aat to seven

   D. Types of Qira’aat, Reasons for Differences, Benefits, and Definitions of its Terminologies

      i. al-Qira’aat al-Mutawaatirah

      ii. al-Qira’aat ash-Shaadhah 

      iii. Preference of one recital mode over another

      iv. Reasons for different Qira’aat

      v. Benefits of different Qira’aat

      vi. Definitions of some terminologies found in Qira’aat Science

   E. Methods of Obtaining Qira’aat and Approval License of Transmission 

      i. Methods of obtaining Qira’aat and description of the conditions required in order to obtain and convey

      ii. Teaching and obtaining Qira’aat by way of modern technological means

      iii. Licensing among the Scholars of Qira’aat: its definition, inception, principles and conditions

   F. Misconceptions About Qira’aat and Their Rebuttals

      i. Doubt: Resources of Qira’aat

      ii. Doubt: ِAbsence of Tawaatur 

      iii. Doubt: Contradiction between some Qira’aat and principles in the Arabic language

      iii. Doubt: Some of the Companions rejected some Qira’aat

   G. Impact of Qira’aat Science on Other Sciences

      i. Impact on Tafsir (Exegesis of Quran)

      ii. Impact on Fiqh (Jurisprudence)

      iii. Impact on Nahw (Arabic Grammar)

      iv. Impact on other sciences

2. The Scholars of Qira’aat, their Narrators, Principles of their Qira’aat, Compilations about their Qira’aat 

   A. Specifying the Scholars of Qira’aat

      i. The seven scholars of Qira’aat 

      ii. The addition of three scholars to make 10

      iii. The addition of four scholars to make 14

   B. Specifying the Narrators Qira’aat

      i. The narrators of the 7 scholars of Qira’aat

      ii. The narrators of the 3 additional scholars of Qira’aat

      iii. The dominant recitals in different areas today and the reason(s) for that

   C. Fundamental Principles of the 10 Qira’aat

   D. The Prominent Compilations in Qira’aat Science

      i. Compilations in the Seven Qira’aat

      ii. Compilations in the additional Three Qira’aat

      iii. Compilations in the Ten Qira’aat

      iv. Compilations in the Shaadhah Qira’aat

   E. Asaanid of the Ten Qira’aat

      i. Understanding Isnaad in Qira’ah, clarifying its importance, and its conditions

      ii. Clarifying the Asaanid of the 10 Minor Qira’aat, and their most distinguished sources

      iii. Brief study of the Asaanid for the 10 Major Qira’aat, and their most important sources

3. Sciences Connected to Qira’aat

   A. Sciences of Tajweed, Waqf, Ibtidaa, Rasm al-Mushaf, Dabt al-Mushaf, ‘Ad al-Aayi

      i. Science of Tajweed: how to properly pronounce the words in the Quran

      ii. Science of Waqf and Ibtidaa: stopping and beginning recital

      iii. Science of Rasm al-Mushaf: how the words are written in the Mushaf

      iv. Science of Dabt al-Mushaf: how the diacritical markers are written in the Mushaf

      v. Science of ‘Ad al-Aayi: enumerating the verses in Quran

   B. The Science of Tawjeeh Qira’aat

      i. Defining Tawjeeh Qira’aat, and clarifying its similar terminologies

      ii. Its importance, benefits, and its connection to Qira’aat Science

      iii. Its inception, development, compilation, and most important works in this field 

      iv. Its use as evidence in different sciences

   C. The Science of Tahreeraat

      i. Lexical and technical definition of “Tahreeraat”

      ii. Its importance, benefits, and its connection to Qira’aat Science

      iii. Its inception, compilation, and the most important works in its field

      iv. Examples of some Tahreeraat and clarifying its most important topics

4. Rank of Qira’aat Scholars

   A. Defining this Science and Clarifying its Benefits 

   B. Its connection to Qira’aat Science

   C. Its inception, compilation, and the most important works in its field

   D. Clarifying the most important topics within this science

E. Biographies of the most distinguished Scholars in Qira’aat

📝 Prerequisites: must have a sincere intention and strive in learning

🔍 There will be exams to test students’ comprehension of the material.

🎓 Students will receive a certificate with the completion of this course & at least a 90% overall grade.

🗓 Classes resume 23rd of Dhul Hijjah (August 13, 2020) إن شاء الله.

🕰 Live sessions are every Thursday evening 9pm, Makkah timing. 1 hour per class.

🖥 We use the ZOOM application to broadcast live.

🎥 Registered students are able to view the recordings and follow the course at their own pace.

🚺🚹 There are gender separated private telegram groups where students will be able to ask questions.

💵 Course fee: $125 USD (Kindly include your name and telegram number with country code in the notes section. Or contact us to confirm payment via whatsapp/telegram)

🖋 Instructor: Abu Awzaa’ee Abdus-Salaam, Umm al-Quraa University 🕋



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