"The best among you isthe one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it to others” is a well-known hadith on the superiority of the Qur’an mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and many other hadith collections.
When one needs to teach something to others, it is crucial to have a well-grounded knowledge of the subject
to be taught. More importantly, it is necessary to know the methodology of obtaining this knowledge. In the field of Qur’an studies, ‘ilm al-tafsīr provides the infrastructure for the interpreter who is preparing himself/herself to interpret the Qur’an. In addition, uṣūl al-tafsīr provides him/her with an almost step-by-step guide in this regard; it addresses the principles surrounding understanding, interpreting and reflecting upon the Qur’an.
- Obtaining firm grasp of Quranic methodology and principles employed for interpretation
- Connecting with the Quran
- Introduction to the Principles of Quranic Exegesis by Usama Al-Sayyid Mahmud Al-Azhari