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ISLAMCIV 158Y - Qur?anic Exegesis and Prophetic Tradition or return to Course Catalog Search

205290 – Section 001   

Faculty of Arts and SciencesNear Eastern Languages and CivilizationsShady Nasser
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)MW   1:00 p.m. - 2:29 p.m.Sever 210 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

An introduction to Qur?anic exegesis and prophetic tradition (Hadith). A survey of different schools of Qur?anic interpretation within the Islamic tradition. The course introduces the discipline of Hadith and the role it plays in Qur?anic commentary. Topics include: Hadith, transmission, collections of sound Prophetic traditions, Sunni and Shii Hadith collections, Schools of Qur?anic Exegesis, Esoteric interpretation, Modern Interpretation, Qur?an, science and modernity.

Offered jointly with the Divinity School as 3381. No previous study of Islam or Arabic is assumed. Students who previously took Islamic Civilizations 158 [now IC 158x / HDS 3376] may enroll in this course for credit.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.