This course takes you from a low level of proficiency in Tajweed to a high level
of proficiency with personal supervision from the instructor.
Set the correct foundations for reading any Arabic script properly
Become familiar with basic rules of Quranic recitation
Practice the recital of the Qura’n one on one with a qualified Qari of the entire 30th Juz of the Qur’an
Receive Ijazah for the recital of the Qur’an through the Sanad/chain of Imam Asim for the 30th Juz of the Qur’an
About the Course
In Introduction to Tajweed, you will set the foundations for reading the Quran 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 Quran, is the best and way to learn how to read: through practical application and repetition the course enhances the memorization needed to internalize the rules.
The course also provides the theoretical background to the rules of reading that draw from advanced books of tajweed and Arabic morphology. This course is unique because it covers the important rules of Tajweed with examples and personal practice. These rules are necessary for reciting the Quran properly, and many of these rules are needed for reading standard Arabic texts.
You will also receive Ijazah of the 30th Juz of the Qur’an through practical recital of the Qur’an with a qualified Qari.
Fluent Reading and An Introduction to Tajweed Rules: Learning how to look at a word and being able to read it immediately. Ijazah of the 30th Juz of the Qur’an by a qualified Qari.
The course will consist of weekly Live Sessions, pre-recorded audio and video lessons, handouts and a Final Examination. The instructor 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.
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.
No background is required, this course is for students who have no prior experience with the Arabic alphabet.
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 Messenger 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.
Why should you strive to learn the Quran and teach it to others?
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.
Is it important to learn to read the Arabic script even if I don’t understand what I’m reading?
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.
What shall I know coming out of the course?
By the end of this course, you will be able to read any vowelled Arabic script fluently, including copies of the Quran with full Tajweed.
What is the fee:
The course comprises of 100 hourly sessions over 20 weeks.120$ until end of November 2018 and then $150 Per Month thereafter
Who are the Instructors?
Primary Instructor: Mufti Qari Ismail Desai assisted by Mufti Ebrahim Desai
When does registration close?
You can apply anytime.