A Thematic Journey Through the Qur'an | Winter 2018

A thematic Journey Through the Quran

Winter 2018 |Thursdays | January 11 - May 10, 2018 | taught by Musleh Khan
Musleh Khan
Musleh Khan
Resident Instructor

About the instructor

Shaikh Musleh Khan was born in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He was raised and is currently residing in Toronto, Canada. At college he studied computer programming and then went to work as a Fraud analyst.

In 2002 Shaikh Musleh was accepted at the Islamic University of Madinah where he completed a diploma in Arabic followed by a BA in Islamic Law from the faculty of Da'wah and Usool al-deen. He memorised the Qur'an with an ijaza and has completed a complete study of Sahih al-Bukhari.

Shaikh Musleh undertook a study of various Islamic books including those on Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Tafsir. Futhermore, he took classes with various prominent scholars in the course of his time in Madinah, including Sheikh Mukhtar Al-Shanqiiti, Sheikh Muhsin Al-Abaad, Sheikh Abd al-Razak, and Sheikh Muhammad Shafi among others.

Upon graduating in 2011 he has returned to Canada and has plans to pursue a Masters at York University, Toronto. He has been very active in the Toronto vicinity for more than 10 years, having conducted khutbahs, classes, lectures and conferences, as well as various Islamic Intensive programs in the United States. Shaikh Musleh enjoys long-distance running and basketball. He loves to read and write in addition to spending time preparing for classes in Toronto where he and his wife reside.


The Winter 2018 Course will focus on Surah Ali "Imran and Surah An-Nisa. This class is a continuation of the Fall 2017 course.



Surah Al-Imran

This is the 3rd Surah of the Qur'an according to its arrangement, but it is 89th Surah according to the order of  revelation,It is a madani Surah, some part of it was revealed in the 3rd year of Hijrah and some later.

'Al 'Imran means "the family of 'Imran".  Imran was the father of Prophets Musa and Haroon -peace be upon them. There are references in this Surah to these two great Prophets of Allah and then the story of Mary and birth of Jesus is mentioned.

The main topics of this Surah are Tawhid, Prophethood and the truth of the Qur' an.  As Surah al-Baqarah discussed the issues related to Bani Israel, this Surah discusses some issues related to the Christian community and their religious positions.  It also discusses the subjects of Hajj, Jihad, Zakat and Riba. It ends, like Surah al-Baqarah, with a du'a.

This Surah consists of 200 verses divided in 20 sections.

Surah Al-Nisa

This is a Madani Sura between the years 3 and 5 of Hijrah. There are three main themes of this Surah: 

  1. Establishment of the new Islamic social order after removing the pre-Islamic Jahili system.
  2. Answers to the oppositions of Mushrik Arabs as well as neighboring Jews and Christians.
  3. Da'wah of Islam to new people

This Surah consists of 176 ayat divided in 24 sections.

Course Contents

6 Videos
1 Survey
12 Texts
1 Download