Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Early Period Quranic Exegetical Texts ILA 349 5 2 + 0 2 3
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. ALİ KARATAŞ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Various topics will be selected from early Qur’anic exegetical texts and contemporary exegetes´ approaching ways to the same topics in their exegesis will be discussed. Major works will be dealed with are: Taberî, Beğâvî, Kurtubî, Zemahşerî, Râzî and İbn Kesîr.

Course Content

Students will analyse the Qur´an through these exegetical texts.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describe the exegetical methods and explane the early period scholars´ perceiving ways of the Qur’anic message Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
2 Identify the characteristics of classical exegetical works Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Argue the benefition of fundemantal exegetical sources and to criticize these sources Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
4 Recognize the early period scholars Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 Estimate community´s understanding of the Koran Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
6 Help create the infrastructure related to the Qur´an Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 The selected texts from Taberî
3 The selected texts from Taberî
4 The selected texts from Razi
5 The selected texts from Razi
6 The selected texts from İbn Kesir
7 The selected texts from İbn Kesir
8 The selected texts from Kurtubi
9 The selected texts from Suyuti
10 The selected texts from Suyuti
11 The selected texts from Ebu’s-Suud
12 The selected texts from Ebu’s-Suud
13 The selected texts from Ebu Hayyan
14 The selected texts from Beyzavi
Course Notes
Course Resources

Taberî, Câmiul-Beyan
Zemahşerî, Keşşâf

Râzî, Mefâtîhul-Gayb
İbn Kesîr, Tefsîrul-Kurânil-Azîm
Kurtubî, el-Câmiu Li Ahkâmil-Kurân
Suyûtî, ed-Dürrül-Mensûr
Ebû Hayyân, Bahrul-Muhît
Beydâvî, Envârut-Tenzîl

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 S/he can recite the Quran properly and comment within the framework of scientific measurements. X
2 S/he has knowledge of Arabic language at the level of understanding classical and modern texts in the field of Theology and uses it in expressing himself/herself in oral and written communication. S/he acquires a solid knowledge of a Western European Language at least at the level of B 1 of the European Language Portfolio, using it to follow the information in the field of Theology and communicate with colleagues. X
3 S/he recognizes the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and his physical and moral attributes and the historical process of the science of hadith, its methodology, problems, interpretation and its cultural value for the life of a Muslim. X
4 S/he can evaluate main topics of Islamic law (fiqh) which take place in classical and modern sources, comparing the Islamic law with other legal systems within the framework of comparative law. X
5 Evaluates the principles of Islamic faith and problems of Theology within the framework of reason and authentic sources using scientific methods. X
6 S/he has an adequate knowledge of the old and new religious and political movements in islamic world in the past and today. X
7 S/he has a satisfactory knowledge of the history, concepts, institutions, philosophy and main figures of Sufism. X
8 S/he uses the information obtained from Religious education history, religious and modern training methods in the field of religious education. X
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically. X
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing. X
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view. X
12 S/he has general information about the Turkish-Islamic literature and arts.
13 S/he takes in consideration scientific, cultural and ethical values in interdisciplinary research and studies in the field of Religious Studies. X
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 55
1. Ödev 15
2. Ödev 15
3. Ödev 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Assignment 3 2 6
Final examination 1 6 6
Total Workload 63
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 2.52
dersAKTSKredisi 3