Principles of Qurʾān Exegesis
Seminar based on al-Fawz al-Kabīr fī Uṣūl al-Tafsīr “The Great Victory on Qurʾānic Hermeneutics” by Shāh Walīullah of Delhi
Course by Dr. Abu Zayd
November 24th 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Shāh Walīullah of Delhi (1114 AH/1703 CE—1176 AH/1762 CE) was Islamic India’s greatest scholar and perhaps the most influential thinker and revivalist in the whole of the Muslim world after Ibn Taymiyyah. His groundbreaking work in various disciplines continues to bear its imprints on a broad array of Muslim scholars and Islamic movements the world over.
Among his body of works is al-Fawz al-Kabīr fī Uṣūl al-Tafsīr (literally “The Great Victory on Qurʾānic Hermeneutics”), a brief but remarkable treatise that lays down his own vision of Qurʾānic exegesis. In this wor, you will see the bearings of a brilliant, integrationist mind that strives to see the bigger picture and relate all parts to a greater whole, in the end producing a more holistic and integrated vision of religion that eludes many. This seminar will consist of a critical reading and discussion of this text.
Optimism from the Depth of the Cave: Lessons on overcoming Trials from Surah Kahf
Course by Dr. Hatem al-Haj
Saturday November 25th & Sunday November 26th 8 am to 10:30 am
This course will deal with extracting benefits from one of the most commonly recited Surahs in the Quran. In this course, Dr. Hatem will elaborate on the various trials discussed in Surah al-Kahf:
· The people of the Cave: Trials in the Religion.
· The people of the Garden: Trials of Wealth
· Musa & Khidar: Trials of Knowledge
· Dhul-Qharnain: Trials of Power
Dr. Hatem will derive lessons from these Quranic stories on how to overcome trials during our day to day lives.
How to Register
This course is offered separately from the general conference registration ticket. There is an additional charge of $30 for this course. To register for the course, please pick one of the regular ticket packages and at the time of purchase you will be prompted with the option for registering for this course.