Referring to the Qur'an as a curriculum subject

Fatwa no. 18046 All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' reviewed the Fatwa request submitted to His Eminence the Mufty from the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, which was referred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars with the number (3050) on 26/6/1416 A.H. The following question was posed: Enclosed is the query submitted from the Education Department in Al-Bahah about the permissibility of considering Qur'an a "subject" among other curricula subjects (Part No. 3; Page No. 20

After studying the Fatwa request, the Committee gave the following answer: There is no problem if you refer to the Qur'an as an academic subject when talking about curriculum, because the word "subject" in the context of education refers to the sciences that students study. For instance, we may say "the subject of Tafsir (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur'an)," "the subject of Hadith," and "the subject of the Glorious Qur'an." Thus, referring to the Qur'an as a subject within the context of education does not mean it is a created item, as stated above. Accordingly, there is no objection to using it - all praise be to Allah. (Part No. 3; Page No. 21) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.