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Approaching the Quran

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




TMA UTSC Presents:

“Approaching the Quran”
Dua Kumail &
Lecture by Mohammad A. Anwar
Date: Thursday March 8th
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Room: HW-216

Lecture Synopsis:

Every verse of the Quran is an index to centuries of discourse and discussion within the tradition of Islamic thought. The goal of this talk is to present some of these discussions to anyone who is interested in the Quran. To do so, the discussion will focus on the following segment from verse 89 of sūrat al-Naḥl

وَ نَزَّلْنا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتابَ تِبْياناً لِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ

…We have sent down the Book to you as a clarification of all things… [16:89]

As we explore this verse we will aim to develop an appreciation of the different approaches used to understand the Qurān and perhaps even challenge our own approach to understanding the Qurān.


Mohammad A. Anwar has studied in the Islamic seminary of Qom where he dedicated a significant portion of his studies to Arabic grammar and the Quranic sciences among other subjects. He blogs about discussions related to the Quran at

Event schedule:

5:10pm Introduction and Quran
5:20pm Lecture
6:30pm Break
6:45pm Dua Kumail


Refreshments will be served


March 8
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm