Level 5: Entire Quran Ijazah Program
Recite and memorize the entire Quran through an unbroken chain of transmission from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.
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*The teacher will leave 5 minutes before the end of each class in order to prepare for the next class.
It is very normal for students to take the same level multiple times. All tajweed courses, with the exception of tajweed level one, will be private one-on-one sessions.
In this course, you will be given the opportunity to correctly recite and memorize the entire Quran through an unbroken chain of transmission from the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Students must be able to demonstrate mastery of all the tajweed rules learnt in Levels 1-4 to enroll in this course and successfully receive the ijazah.
Students will progressively work through the chapters of the Quran every week, reciting directly to the instructor during the Live Sessions to have their mistakes corrected. You will leave each week with a report card of outstanding mistakes, allowing you to practice and memorize the sura on your own, and then recite it correctly to your instructor the following week.
All new students will have their skills assessed by their teacher in their first Live Session.
The course covers the recitation and optional memorization of the entire Quran.
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 Quran – lots of it! Knowing the tafsir of the surahs you are reciting shall definitely enrich your experience. We recommend you supplement this course with Sheikh Hatim’s Tafsir of the Short Surahs courses and/or Umm Sahl’s Experiencing the Quran.
This program is for the advanced student of tajweed who aspires to finish the recitation of the entire Quran to a level of mastery and obtain an ijazah to transmit it to others.
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 the Messeger taught his Companions to recite; and that is how it was taught by each generation of Muslims to succeeding generations, all the way down to our own times. Reciting the Quran according to the rules of tajweed is also the only way to bring out the beauty of Quranic recitation.
Quran recital is a central act of worship for Muslims. The Book is chanted. The auditory sounds enhance the meanings in a coalescence of faculties to stir hearts to their very core. Someone who neglects the discipline of tajweed shall necessarily have a stunted relationship with the Book of Allah, because the Quran, which itself means “recital”, is meant to be recited beautifully. The revelation itself was a recitation in auditory form, not a written book – a basic reality one may fail to truly appreciate as one goes through life with a physical copy of the Book.
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.
By the end of this course you will be able to recite Surah al-Fatihah and Surahs Al-Qariah to Al-Nas using tajweed rules insha’Allah.
NOTE: Ustadha Sawsan’s sessions will start on April 18th.
Recite and memorize the last juz’ of the Quran through an unbroken chain of transmission from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Reach the required degree of mastery to receive authorization to transmit the final juz’ to others.
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
Selected Surahs: Ar-Rahman, Al-Waqiah, Ya Seen, As-Sajdah, Al-Qalam, Al-Jathiya, Al-Qamar, Al-Hujarat, Al-Fath, Muhammad. The fourth level course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to practice advanced rules of tajweed using ten selected surahs before you begin your entire Qur’an Ijazah journey.