Lata'if Arabiyya series: Al-Fatiha: A lexical and morphological exegesis

The Lata'if Arabiyya series is a new initiative undertaken by the Arabic Department of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization, CSU. This series aims to cover some of the subtleties of the Arabic language by covering various texts such as the Qur'an, Prophetic Sayings and poetry. Lata'if is a plural word derived from the Arabic root Lutf, referring to subtleties.  

This series is primarily for students of the Arabic language however students from other disciplines are welcome to join and will surely benefit from the discussions. 

The first night of the series will focus on Surah al-Fatiha. Reflect on the first chapter of the Qur’ān by applying your knowledge of Arabic roots, patterns and words. On this night, you will partake in a lexical and morphological exegesis of the Fātiḥa based on the methodology of Qāḍi Al-Bayḍāwī, a luminous figure of 7th/13th century Islam. His methodology is a subset of Qur’ānic exegesis that approaches the Qur’ān from a linguistic perspective.

You will find most benefit from this night if you have a basic understanding of Arabic roots and patterns. However, if you don't you can still attend and be inspired and benefit from it. 

This class will be delivered by Abdul Hadi Shah Idil. 

Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm 
Location: ISRA Centre, Sydney and Online (through ZOOM)


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