Thematic Study of the Qurʾān Class
Videos and Notes

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TSQ-1: Introduction (Video)
(November 6, 2022; first 2 minutes were missed in recording)

TSQ-2: Primary Theme: Allah Most High (video)
(November 13, 2022, first 90 seconds were missed in recording)
TSQ-2: Thematic Outline: (pdf file)

TSQ-2 Q&A–Video

TSQ-3: Primary Theme: Allah Most High (Video)
(November 20, 2022)

Resuming the discussion on the Name of Majesty, Allah Most High.

TSQ-4 Primary Theme: Allah Most High (Video)
TSQ-4 Q&A–Video (November 27, 2022)
Video of the couplets by Labid b. Rabia, Allah be pleased with him

  1. Concluding remarks about the Name (ism)
  2. Creedal statement about Allah Most High (5 pages of al-ʿaqīda al-Ṭaḥāwiyya)
  3. Belief in Allah Most High is Obligatory (wājib): Hadith Jibraʾīl
  4. Difference between ʿilm (“Knowledge”) and maʿrifa (“Gnosis”)
  5. Gnosis of Allah Most High (maʿrifa Allāh taʿāla)

Hadith: “Indeed, the truest saying of any poet is the saying of Labīd, when he said: ‘Everything other than Allah is bāṭil.’”

TSQ-5 Primary Theme: Allah Most High: The Qur’an and “Does God Exist?” Question (Video)
TSQ-5 Q&A–Video (December 4, 2022)

TSQ-5: Class Notes

TSQ-6 Primary Theme: Allah Most High: His Beautiful Names (Video)
TSQ-6 Q&A–Video (December 11, 2022)

TSQ-6: Class Notes: His Beautiful Names

TSQ-6: Subtopics:
Definitions, Usage, Etymology, Hadith of 99 Names,

TSQ-7: Primary Theme: Allah Most High: His Beautiful Names–II (video)
(December 18, 2022)

TSQ-7: Subtopics:

TSQ-8: Primary Theme: Allah Most High: His Attributes (Video) (December 25, 2022)

TSQ-9: Primary Theme: Allah Most High: Subtheme: Creation (Video) (January 01, 2023)

TSQ-10: Primary Theme: Allah Most High; sub-theme: Creation (Video) (January 08, 2023)


TSQ-10: Class Notes

TSQ-10: Subtopics:

TSQ-11: Primary Theme Allah Most High; Sub-theme: Creation (Video) (January 15, 2023)

TSQ-11: Class Notes

TSQ-12: Primary Theme Allah Most High: Sub-theme: Creation (Video) (January 22, 2023)

TSQ-12: Q&A

Relationship between Creation and Guidance

Raghib’s reflections on kh-l-q

TSQ-12: Class Notes

TSQ-13: Primary Theme: Allah Most High: Sub-Theme: Creation (January 29, 2023):
fā ṭā rā (ف ط ر): { إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ (79)} [الأنعام: 79]
Is Big Bang in the Qur’an?
Hierarchies of Creation

TSQ-14: Big Bang in the Qur’an–first 5 minutes of the class (Feb 05, 2023)

TSQ-14: Big Bang in the Qur’an and other Margenalia (Main Video for the class) (February 05, 2023)

TSQ-14 Classnotes

TSQ-15 Creation of the samawāt and the earth in Six Days (Class Video) (February 12, 2023)


TSQ-15 Class Notes (Feb 12, 2023)

TSQ-16: Creation Theme: The use of afa-la plus invitation to reflect, using 13 verbs
plus The First Principles (Class Video) (February 19, 2023)

TSQ-16 Class Notes (Feb 19, 2023)

TSQ-17 (March 5, 2023) class video

TSQ-17 class notes

TSQ-18 (March 12, 2023)

TSQ-19 (March 19, 2023)

Class notes for TSQ-19

TSQ-20 (April 2, 2023)

TSQ-21 (April 16, 2023): Finding the best translation of the Qur’an (video)

TSQ-21-(April 16, 2023): Class notes

TSQ-22 (April 23, 2023): Finding the Best Qur’an Translation–Part II (Video)

TSQ-22-Class notes (April 23, 2023)

TSQ-23 (April 30, 2023): Companions-1 (Class Video)

TSQ-23-Companions-1 (Class Notes)

TSQ-24-Companions 2 (May 7, 2023)–recording

TSQ-25-Companions 3 (May 14, 2023) Video


Studying the Qur’an STQ-1-basmala-May 21, 2023 (class recording)

Studying the Qur’an-STQ-2-basmala-2-May 28, 2023 (class recording)

STQ-3-June 4-2023-Fatiha-1-class recording

STQ-4-June 18, 2023 on Surah Fatiha-class recording

STQ-5-June 25-2023 Surah Fatiha-class recording

STQ-6-July 2-2023-Surah Fatiha-class-recording