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Master in Exegesis and Hadith

College of Sharia & Islamic Studies
Foundations Of Religion
Study System
Thesis and Courses
Total Credit Hours
33 Cr.Hrs
2-4 Years
Fall & Spring
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time and Part Time

Master In Exegesis And Hadith

The growing need for highly qualified individuals to fill lead positions in educational and proselytizing (Da'awah) institutions in the country has made it necessary to enable UAE nationals and residents to access higher education programs in their chosen specializations and effectively implement the country’s development plans. In response to this need, and in accordance with the mission and vision of the University of Sharjah and the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, the  Department of Foundations of Religion has launched this program; especially that it possesses a wealth of qualified faculty, and teaching and research resources. 

Program Objectives
The program aims to:
  1. respond to the needs of the society by training  skilled researchers  in the fields of Qur'anic exegesis and hadith
  2. enable students to build a distinctive Islamic moral character  endowed with proper understanding of the Holy Qur'an and prophetic traditions and able to create a balanced mix of modernity and traditions  
  3. raise awareness of the various trends of Qur'anic exegesis and different schools of hadith studies in interpreting verses of the Quran and hadiths to derive Sharia laws and edicts
  4. immerse students in the study of  Qur'anic and hadith to become better able to face contemporary challenges
  5. reinforce students’ sense of national and religious identity and guide them to perceive the unparalleled wealth of the two sources of Islamic edicts, the Quran and hadith, and what they can offer the whole of humanity in the form of a comprehensive code of ethics that regulate an individual’s relationship with God, his fellow human being, society and the whole universe.    

Program Requirements

  Compulsory Elective Total
Coursework Requirements 18 6 24
Thesis 9
- 9
Total 27 6 33

List of courses

1. Compulsory courses:

Course code Course title Credit hours N.
دراسات في علوم القرآن
Studies in the science of Qur'an
3 1
التفسير التحليلي
Analytical study of the qur'anic exegesis
3 2
دراسات في علوم الحديث والجرح والتعديل
Studies in the science of Hadith and Jurh & Ta'adil
3 3
تخريج الحديث ودراسة الأسانيد والعلل
Citing the Hadith and studies in the chain of narration the hadith defects 
3 4
الحديث التحليلي
Analytical study in the prophetic tradition
3 5
مناهج بحث
Research methodology
2 6
قراءات متعلقة بالقرآن والحديث باللغة الإنجليزية
Readings in the Qur'an and Sunnah in English
1 7

2. Elective courses (student has to study 6 credit hours from the below list)

N. Course code Course title Credit hours
Field of Exegesis and Science of The Qur'an
1 0104522 التفسير العلمي والإعجاز العلمي للقرآن

Scientific approach of Qur'anic commentary and miraculous aspect of the Holy Qur'an
2 0104524 مناهج المفسرين

Methods of Qur'anic exegesis
3 0104525 دراسة نصية وبيانية في مصادر التفسير

Textual studies and clarification of Qur'anic exegesis sources
4 0104526 التفسير الموضوعي

Thematic studies of Qur'anic exegesis
Field of Hadith and its Sciences
1 0104531 حديث موضوعي

Thematic studies of the prophetic tradition
2 0104533 مناهج المحدثين

Muslims scholars Methods of the prophetic tradition
3 0104534 دراسة نصية وبيانية في شروح الحديث

Textual studies and clarification of hadith commentary
4 0104535 دراسات في بحوث السنة

Studies related to the Sunnah

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