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Fundamentals of Tafsir

Course by Shaykh Dr. Haitham Al-Haddad

The course is suitable for people of all levels as we will cover the basics whilst also addressing more advanced topics so we all develop in our journey of seeking knowledge.

The course will cover the following key points:

  1. Introduction to Usul at-Tafsir
  2. Sources of Tafsir
  3. Comparison of Tafsir to other related terms
  4. Divergent opinions in Tafsir
  5. What is Tadabbur
  6. What is required for Tadabbur
  7. Application of Tadabbur


Teacher Biography

The course will be taught by Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad.

Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom’s Higher Judiciary Council.

He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaykh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari’ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context.

He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaykh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.


Course Information

The course will take place on the first floor of IANL for brothers and sisters.

Brothers and sisters will have full access to the teacher. Interaction and participation is encouraged to make sure we get the most out of this course.

Light refreshments will be provided and there will be regular breaks including for lunch and prayers.

Attendees are encouraged to be prompt in their arrival to sessions due to the tight schedule. Registration opens at 10am, where attendees can sign in and collect their binders. The first full session will begin at 10:30am.

The course fee is non-refundable and will be put towards the running of IANL.

If you are unable to finance the course fee or for any other questions or special requests email [email protected].

10am - 5.30pm on 5th March 2023

Salah breaks will take place

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Limited seats available | Early bird discount available


North Finchley Mosque

683-685 High Road, London, N12 0DA

North Finchley Mosque