In this module, we will look at two surahs: al-Fatiha and al-Saff. On commentating on each Surah and its verses, particular attention will be given to the following four areas;
I. Each surah’s period and chronology of revelation
II. The Prophetic statements and scholarly explanations inform the broader context at the time of revelation.
III. The interrelationship of themes and concepts elsewhere in the Quran. And how a concept gets elaborated upon throughout the Quran.
IV. A closer look at the linguistical features of word order and the overall rhetorical effect of the Quran. Consider by many scholars the proof of the Quran’s inimitability.