- Live sessions will be taught by the listed live session instructor.
- Each section of this course is limited to only 3 students, ensuring sufficient time with the teacher.
- All live sessions will be recorded, so that you can listen to your own recitation and teacher’s comments again.
- You can post questions and engage in discussion in the course forum.
- Instructors will hold weekly office hours.
- The course allows you to progress at your own pace. Students are not expected to recite all the Qur’an in one semester so a number of semesters are usually required, the number depending on the student’s progress, to receive the ijazah
Ibn al-Jazari (d. 833 AH / 1429 CE), the greatest authority of the disciplines of Quran recitation (tajweed) and canonical Quran transmissions (qira’at), said in verse, “It is obligatory to train oneself to recite the Quran with tajweed. Whoever recites the Quran incorrectly through neglect is sinful.”
Why is this obligatory? Because Allah Most High revealed the Quran in accordance with the rules of tajweed, that is how the Angel Jibril (upon him be peace) taught it to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), that is how he taught his Companions to recite it, and that is how it was taught by each generation to succeeding generations, all the way down to our times. Reciting the Quran according to the rules of tajweed is also the only way to bring out the beauty of Quranic recitation.
The only thing that lies between learning how to recite the Quran correctly and continuing to recite it incorrectly is training your jaws. This is done through hearing the Quran recited directly by an authorized teacher, reciting back to him as he recited to you, correcting your mistakes in accordance with his instructions, and then repeated practice after class. If you do this with the whole Quran to a satisfactory degree of expertise, you receive an authorization to transmit the Quran to others as you received it from your teacher. This is how the Quran was transmitted from generation to generation down to our times.
In this course, you’ll be given the opportunity to recite and memorize the entire Quran through an unbroken chain of transmission from the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Students who reach the required degree of mastery will receive an authorization to transmit the Quran to others.
By combining mastery of the rules of tajweed, with either recitation only or recitation and memorization, the rules of tajweed become fully ingrained in your tongue. Every week you will prepare assigned pages. At the live sessions, you will recite these pages directly to the instructor and have your mistakes corrected. The course allows you to progress at your own pace. Additional learning resources on selected tajweed rulings and memorization advice may also be provided.
Since Quran recital is a central act of worship that Muslims perform, and since it is obligatory for Muslims to recite the Quran correctly if you are able to, learning how to correctly recite the Quran is a requirement for being able to perform a central act of worship in Islam. Someone who neglects the discipline of tajweed will have a stunted relationship with the Quran because the Quran, which itself means “recital,” is meant to be recited.
By the end of this program, you will mastered the correct recitation of the Quran according to the narration of Hafs ‘an Asim using tajweed rules insha’Allah. This program is perfect for anyone who has received some training in tajweed before and is looking to directly receive the entire Quran from an authorized teacher with a chain of transmission back to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and give him peace.
All new students will have a placement exam. You will be contacted by our staff after you register.