Qibla's Tajweed Format
- Two 30-minute private one-on-one live classes each week.*
- All live classes will be recorded so you can listen to your own recitation.
- All students must have a working microphone and headset.
- Our new Tajweed program allows you to progress at your own pace with dedicated time with your Qibla Teacher at YOUR level of the Book of Allah!
- Passing each level: It is very normal for students to take the same level multiple times in order to reach the degree of mastery required. Different students progress at different paces depending on their own proficiency. Those who do not attain the level's required proficiency will be asked by the instructor to repeat that level until they pass, before being able to proceed to the next level.
*The teacher will leave 5 minutes before the end of each class in order to prepare for the next class.
- Receive the final juz’ as it has been taught by each generation of Muslims to the next, with the correct tajweed, back to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.
- Build on your knowledge and practice of tajweed rules by integrating more advanced rules into your recitation.
- You can also choose to memorize the suras so that the rules of tajweed are fully ingrained on your tongue.
- Receiving an Ijaza: Ijaza is issued at the teacher's discretion. Completing the recitation of the entire juz' does not guarantee one shall receive an ijaza. Only students who complete the recitation with the required degree of mastery shall receive ijaza from their teacher.
- Those who receive ijaza can transmit the final juz’ of the Quran to others.
- The course allows you to progress at your own pace. It is very normal for students to take the same level of tajweed multiple times to receive the ijaza.
About the Course
In this course, you will be given the opportunity to recite and memorize the last juz’ of the Quran along with the required rules of tajweed through an unbroken chain of transmission from the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him.
Lessons will be based around selected surahs that the student will study every week, with recorded lessons explaining the most common mistakes of tajweed in that sura. At the live sessions, you will recite these surahs directly to the instructor and have your mistakes corrected.
The course is designed to allow students to progress at their own pace. The student, with the teacher’s guidance, can choose to recite one or more surahs per week and their progress is dependent on their performance as well as the teacher input. It is very normal for students to take the same level of tajweed multiple times to receive the ijaza.
Students who reach the required degree of mastery in correctly reciting with the relevant tajweed rules can obtain an ijazah to transmit the juz’ to others and progress on to the Customized Tajweed course to practice more advanced tajweed rules on selected surahs.
All new students will have their skills assessed by their teacher in their first live class.
The student must be able to apply the following tajweed rules consistently in their recitation in order to successfully complete the course:
- Week 1: The rules of fatha, damma, and kasra
- Week 2: The rules of silent nun
- Week 3: The rules of tanween
- Week 4: The rules of silent meem
- Week 5: The rules of madd
- Week 6: Throat letters
- Week 7: Tongue letters
- Week 8: Lip letters
- Week 9: Heavy and light letters
Weekly Time Commitment
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 Surat al-Fatiha and Tafsir of the Short Surahs courses.
This program is perfect anyone who can read the Arabic script and has reached a degree of comfort with the basic rules of tajweed.
Why is it obligatory to learn tajweed?
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.
Why is proper recital essential to one's relationship with the Quran?
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.
How exactly does tajweed training work?
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.
What shall I know coming out of the course?
After successful completion of this course and receiving ijaza you will be able to recite the juz' amma using tajweed rules, and transmit it to others, insha’Allah.