Before registration is allowed, new students must complete and pass the entrance exam.
- A Masterclass for tajweed teachers and advanced students
- Recite to and learn from Master Instructor Sheikh Muhammad Noor Sabreen, the teacher of Qibla’s Tajweed Instructors
- Benefit from the personal attention offered by individual one-on-one sessions
- Start reciting the first juz’ of the Quran in the narration of Qalun 'an Nafi' according to the standards of mastery-level tajweed
- Students can choose to recite the entire Quran over multiple terms in order to recive an ijaza or become part of the sanad (registration is required each term)
- Receiving an Ijaza: Students who recite the entire Quran with the instructor are eligible to receive an ijaza upon completion. Ijaza is issued at the teacher's discretion. Completing the recitation of the entire Quran 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.
- Receiving the Sanad: Students who are able to recite the entire Quran from memory at the required level of mastery shall receive the sanad from Sheikh Muhammad Noor, becoming part of the chain of scholars going back to the Prophet ﷺ. Sheikh Muhammad Noor possesses the world's shortest sanad in Hafs; his Qalun sanad has one more teacher in the chain than the shortest existing sanad.
- Female students: Women preparing for the sanad with a male teacher recite without any video turned on. However each term every female student must undergo an examination with Ustadha Aisha where their webcam must be turned on. This session shall not be recorded.
- Students completing the sanad must appear in person in Amman to undergo a face-to-face examiniation and receive the sanad in person from Sheikh Muhammad Noor
About the Course
In this course, advanced students will have the opportunity to begin recitation of the first juz’ of the Quran in the narration of Qalun 'an Nafi' with Sheikh Muhammad Noor Sabreen, the teacher of Qibla's tajweed instructors.
Individual Lessons: This will course will have one-on-one lessons with the instructor once a week.
Mastery-Level Proficiency: The goal of the course is to work on your own recitation against the suitably high standards of mastery-level tajweed.
Receiving the Ijaza and Sanad: Students can choose to work towards receiving an ijaza to teach the full Quran, or receiving the sanad from Sheikh Muhammad Noor and becoming a Carrier of the Quran—one of the scholars in the chain extending back to the Prophet ﷺ. Receiving the ijaza requires finishing the recitation of the entire Quran at the required level of mastery, while receiving the sanad requires being able to recite the entire Quran from memory.
Note: Students progress at different paces depending on their level of expertise. Students may need to enroll in the course multiple times to reach their goal—whether it is to perfect their recitation of the first juz’, receive the full Quran ijaza, or receive the sanad by reciting the entire Quran from memory.
Entrance Exam: There is an entrance exam to determine the applicant’s level of recitation. Students are required to submit a recording of their recitation of the first seven verses of Sura Maryam. Please submit your recording above and include your full name and email address.
Submission deadline: Qibla shall accept submissions up until registration for the current term is closed. Accepted students shall be notified of their admission, after which they can register for the course.
The course shall begin with the recitation of the first juz’ of the Quran. Students shall progress on to receiving an ijaza or the sanad depending on their individual level of proficiency.
Weekly Time Commitment
Classes will meet twice a week, each session lasting 25 minutes.
Who is Shaykh Mohammed Noor Sabreen?
Shaykh Mohamed Noor Sabreen is the teacher of our Tajweed teachers. In 2003, he received the world's highest Ijaza and Sanad (chain of transmission) in the narration of Hafs 'an 'Asim from the late Sheikh Bakri At-Tarabeeshi, who had only 27 men between him and the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). He obtained his bachelors in Sacred Law from Al-Azhar University.
Why should we all aspire to Mastery-level Tajweed?
The Prophet, Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him said, “One who is well-versed in the Quran will be in the company of angels who are scribes, noble and righteous”.
Mawlana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi mentions in his Faza’il i-Quran, Virtues of the Quran, that “One who is well-versed in the Quran” means one who is proficient in memorizing it as well as reciting it. To “be in the company of angels” means like the angels who transferred the Quran from the Lawh al Mahfuz, the Preserved Tablet in Heaven – therefore, both (the person and the angels) have the same occupation; or that he will join the company of such angels on the Day of Judgment.
This is a tremendous hadith, if we only understood its full import. This life-long goal of mastery is something we should all aspire to.