Qur'anic Concepts

Exploring key concepts in the Qur’an: companionship, kinship, despair & the Rope of Allah.

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Looking for a deeper relationship with the Qur’an? Seeking to understand its themes and multifaceted meanings?

In Qur’anic Concepts, Dr Najah Nadi takes us through a thematic study of the Qur’an where we explore the different ways and contexts certain concepts are expressed. She also goes into linguistic depth, engaging with tafsir and tasawwuf literature.

Each session comes with a set of questions for the student to answer in their own time. This adds an active element to the talks and ensures we reflect and imbibe the meanings that we are exploring.

These sessions were broadcast on YouTube weekly in Ramadan 2020.

Course Introduction

Watch Dr Najah Nadi provide an overview of the course and its topics.

Your Instructor

Najah Nadi
Najah Nadi

Dr Najah Nadi is a traditionally trained academic with over two decades of learning experiences and over a decade of teaching experience. Her research focuses on Islamic classical theories of knowledge across disciplines of philosophy, theology, law, and spirituality, as well as fatwas and fatwa institutions.

Dr. Najah holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, focusing on the scholarship of the immanent Persian polymath Saʿd al-Dīn al-Taftāzānī (d. 792/1390). She also holds an M.A. in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University, as well as a B.A. in Islamic Studies from al-Azhar University in Cairo. Dr. Najah has completed several years of traditional training at al-Azhar Mosque, receiving teaching licenses (ijāzāt) in various Islamic sciences. Dr. Najah has served as a junior fellow at the Holberg seminar on Islamic history at Princeton University from 2015-2019, a fellow of peace and reconciliation at Virginia Theological Seminary from 2017-2021. Her teaching courses include Islamic legal theories, classical logic and ontology and Islamic spirituality and ethics.

See Dr Najah's full bio here.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this Lecture Series for?
Anybody looking to study the Qur’an deeply, though those who are learning Arabic for Qur'an and Islamic Studies might find these sessions particularly useful.
Are there any prerequisites?
No prior knowledge is required for these sessions.
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