This gateway to the Introductory Arabic and Tajweed courses will teach you how to read the Arabic script and articulate the Quran using the Qaida Nuraniyya method.
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In Introduction to Tajweed, you can set the foundations for learning Arabic through learning how to read the Qur’an and any other vowelled Arabic text. The technique used in the course, which is based on traditional, time-tested methods of learning how to read the Qur’an, is the best and most solid way to learn how to read. Through repetition the course enhances the memorization needed to learn how to read. It provides the theoretical background to the rules of reading that draw from advanced books of tajweed (Quranic recitation) and Arabic morphology.
This course is unique because it also teaches a number of important tajweed rules that other reading courses don’t cover. These rules are necessary for reciting the Quran properly, and many of these rules are needed for reading standard Arabic texts. Thus, this course serves as a gateway to both Qibla’s higher level Arabic courses and to future tajweed courses.
This course is also known as Basic Arabic Reading.
Part 1: Staged Reading: Learning to read by formulaic identification and repetitive articulation of individual consonants and vowels in words.
Part 2: Fluent Reading + An Introduction to Tajweed Rules: Learning how to look at a word and being able to read it immediately.
The course will consist of weekly Live Sessions, pre-recorded audio and video lessons, handouts and a Final Examination. The teachers shall hold weekly office hours where student can consult with them one-on-one. Students are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Discussions Forum over the course of the week.
The required weekly time commitment for tajweed can vary greatly depending on the student’s learning ability. However students can expect to dedicate at least two hours a week to learning the rules and practicing with correct recitation.
The course has no required text, all the relevant material shall be provided in class.
No background is required, this course is for students who have no prior experience with the Arabic alphabet.
The Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said: “Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness of the person who teaches the Qur’an – even the fish in the sea.” In order to access the Qur’an, you must first know how to read Arabic, the language of divine revelation. Knowledge of Arabic brings Muslims closer to their religion, so that they are able to pray with focus and understand what they are reciting. The first step of this journey is to learn how to read the Arabic script.
Yes. Traditionally, Muslim children were taught how to read the Qur’an even if they could not speak or understand Arabic. Many Muslims raised in non-Muslim lands—whether converts or otherwise—are no longer taught this vital religious skill, and only realize its importance later in life. But it’s never too late to learn.
By the end of this course, you will be able to read any vowelled Arabic script, including copies of the Quran.
The first step in a multi-year Arabic program. Introductory Arabic 1 builds the basic grammar foundations.
Teachers: Saniyyah Shabazz
Start Date: 15 April, 2015
The second level course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to further practice the Qaida Nuraniyya reading by working though selected surahs from the Quran
The second step in a multi-year Arabic program. Introductory Arabic 2 will will delve further into grammatical states and verb forms.
Teachers: Farid Dingle
Start Date: 11 April, 2015