Qibla’s Intensive Term Tajweed Format
- Four 30 minute private one-on-one live sessions per week ($275) or two 30 minute private one-on-one live sessions per week ($150): We find that 25-30 minutes focused reading time is the ideal, given the concentration and focus level of most students. Any more and we start to see diminishing returns.
- 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!
- Before: Two one-hour sessions with 3 people: Total individual weekly reading time: 40 minutes
- Now: Four private 30 minute sessions: Total individual weekly reading time: 100 minutes* (or 50 minutes* for two sessions a week)
*The teacher will leave 5 minutes before the end of each class in order to prepare for the next class.
- All live sessions will be recorded so you can listen to your own recitation.
- All students must have a working microphone and headset
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.
- Receive 10 of the most popular selected surahs as they have been taught by each generation of Muslims to the next, through an unbroken chain of transmission to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him
- Learn and practice advanced rules of tajweed, in preparation for the fifth-level full Quran ijazah course
- You can also choose to memorize the surahs so that the rules of tajweed are fully ingrained on your tongue
- Train your jaws in the correct recitation of the Quran
- Strengthen your relationship with the Quran
- 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
About the Course
In this course, you will be given the opportunity to correctly recite and memorize 10 selected Meccan and Medinan surahs from various sections of the Quran, as well as practice advanced rules of tajweed in preparation for the entire Quran ijazah course. Receiving these surahs from your instructor will connect you to an unbroken chain of transmission from the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. In order to successfully complete this course students must demonstrate mastery of the following rules of tajweed: 1) The rules of Raa 2) The attribute of Istitala 3) Detailed understanding of articulation points and letter attributes (Tafashe, Safeer, Shidda and Rakhawa)
By combining mastery of the rules of tajweed, with either recitation only or recitation and memorization, the rules become fully ingrained in your tongue. 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 Custom Tajweed to practice more advanced tajweed rules on selected surahs.
Lessons will be based around the 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. 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.
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 ijazah.
All new students will have their skills assessed by their teacher in their first Live Session.
Selected Surahs: Ar-Rahman, Al-Waqiah, Ya Seen, As-Sajdah, Al-Qalam, Al-Jathiya, Al-Qamar, Al-Hujarat, Al-Fath, Muhammad.
Mastering the following tajweed rules:
- The rules of Raa
- The attribute of Istitala
- Detailed understanding of articulation points and letter attributes (Tafashe, Safeer, Shidda and Rakhawa)
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 the Short Surahs courses and/or Umm Sahl’s Experiencing the Quran.
This program is perfect anyone who has a strong foundation in tajweed, and wants to hone in on the finer points to progress on to 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.
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?
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.