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The Mastery of Reading the Qur’an

Course: The Mastery of Reading the Qur’an

Course Code: TL3MUAC

Course Level: Advance (Level 3)

Start Date: September intake: Beginning of September

March intake: Beginning of March

End Date: September intake: March

March intake: July

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be able to read the Qur’an independently and  know         the basic rules of tajweed

Age: 16+

Who is the Course Suitable for:

This is an advanced tajweed course and as such learners on this course must be able to read the Qur’an independently and with a certain degree of fluency. The “The Mastery of Reading the Qur’an” course has been designed to cater for learners who are able readers of the Qur’an after having studied intermediate level tajweed and now would like to acquire an advanced level of tajweed. This course will help develop the learner’s competency in reading skills, pronunciation and a detailed knowledge of tajweed.

Aims and Objectives of the Course:

The aim of the course is to help develop learners to become confident and independent readers of the Holy Qur’an whilst observing the rules of tajweed. The course is designed in a very simple manner such as to render easy for adult learners the advanced theories and rules behind reading Arabic. The course will move at an intensive pace but will nevertheless be in bite-size sessions in order to help adult learners master the art and science of reading the Qur’an.

 

Course Fees and Method of Payment:

The course will cost £300.00.The fees are payable in full and are non-refundable. Payments can be made in cash or cheque. All cheques should be made payable to The Muath Trust. The course fees include the cost of all course materials.

Course Contents

Stage 1

Week 1 • Introduction to the tajweed

  • The virtues of learning to read the Qur’an
  • The etiquettes (adaab) of Reciting the Qur’an
  • The Rules of reading the tawooz and basmala
  • Al-Nabr (The accent)
  • The four types of nabr
  • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Rahman Verse 1-18

Week 2 • Pronunciation of letters and their makharij

  • Al-Jawf
  • Al-Halq
  1. Aqsa al-halq
  2. Wasat al-halq
  3. Adna al-halq
  4. Al-Lisan
  5. Aqsa al-lisan (mimayali al-halq)
  6. Aqsa al-lisan (mimayali al-fam)
  7. Wasat al-lisan
  8. Hafat al-lisan
  9. Ra’s al-lisan 10. Ra’s al-lisan (mimayalizahr al-lisan)
  10. Ra’s al-lisan (ma‘ zahr al-lisan)
  11. Ra’s al-lisan (ma’ qarib min al-thanaya)
  12. Zahr al-lisan (mimayalira’s al-lisan)
  • Al-Shafatayn
  • Bayn al-shafatayn
  • Batn al-shafah al-sufla
  • Al-Khayshum
  • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Rahman Verse 19-30

Week 3 • The Characteristics of Letters (Sifat al-huroof)

  • Definition
  • The types of sifat
  • Al-Sifat al-Asliyah
  • Al-Sifat al-Aridah
  • The eight sifat that has opposites
  • The seven sifatwithout opposites
  • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Rahman Verse 31-45

Week 4 • The Characteristics of Letters (Sifat al-huroof)

  • Isti‘la
  • Istifaal
  • Al-Infitah
  • Al-Itbaaq
  • Sifatthat have no opposites
  • Al-safir
  • Al-leen
  • Al-Inhiraaf
  • Al-Takrar
  • Al-Taffashi
  • Al-Istitaalah
  • Al-Ghunnah
  • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Rahman Verse 46-61

Week 5 • The rules of tafkheem and tarqeeq

  • Definition and introduction to tafkheem
  • The letters of tafkheem
  • The levels of tafkheem
  • Definition and introduction to tarqeeq
  • The letters tarqeeq
  • The levels oftarqeeq
  • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Rahman Verse 62-end of Surah

Week 6 • The Characteristics of Letters (Sifat al-huroof)condt.

  • Two letters with like qualities (Al-Mutamaathilaan)
  • The four types ofAl-Mutamaathilaan
  1. Al-Mutamaathilaan
  2. Al-Mutajaanisaan
  3. Al-Mutaqaaribaan
  4. Al-Mutabaaidaan
  • Reading Practise: : Reciting Surah Al-Yasin Verse 1-12

Week 7 • The Characteristics of Letters (Sifat al-huroof)condt.

  • Two letters with similar qualities Al-Mutajaanisaan)
  • The Two types of Al-Mutajaanisaan
  • Al-Mutajaanisaan al-saghir
  • Al-Mutajaanisaan al-kabir
  • Reading Practise: : Reciting Surah Al-Yasin Verse 13-32

Week 8 • The Characteristics of Letters (Sifat al-huroof)condt.

  • Al-Mutaqaaribaan
  • The types ofAl-Mutaqaaribaan
  • Al-Mutaqaaribaan al-saghir
  • Al-Mutaqaaribaan al-kabir
  • Al-Mutabaaidaan
  • Reading Practise: : Reciting Surah Al-Yasin Verse 33-50

Week 9 • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Yasin Verse 51-67

  • Reading Practise: Reciting Surah Al-Yasin Verse 68- end of Surah

Week 10 • The rule of ghunnah

  • The rules of Qalqalah
  • Reading Practise: Surah Maryam Verse 1-26
  • The rules of Ikhfaa (noon sakinah and tanween)
  • The rules of Izhar
  • Reading Practise: Surah Maryam Verse 27-40
  • The rules of Idgham (noon sakinah and tanween)
  • Reading Practise: Surah Maryam Verse 41-65

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should have a deep understanding of the pronunciation of the Arabic alphabets and developed an advanced set of terminologies to describe the different categories letters fall under.

Learners should have experienced an improvement in their pronunciation when reciting the Qur’an.

Stage-2:

Week 11-18:Stage 1 + Topics and Task

Week 11 • The rules of Iqlaab (noon sakinah and tanween)

  • The rules of Idghaam meem sakinah
  • The rules of Ikhfa meem sakinah
  • Reading Practise: Surah Maryam Verse 66-end of Surah

Week 12 • The rules of Madd

  • Al-madd al-asli
  • Al-madd al-badal
  • Al-madd al-‘Iwad
  • Madd al-silah al-sughra
  • Reading Practise: Surah fixed by instructor

Week 13 • The rules of Madd contd.

  • Al-madd al-far‘i
  • Al-madd al-muttasil
  • Al-madd al-munfasil
  • Madd al-Silah al-Kubra
  • Al-madd al-Arid lil-sukoon
  • Madd al-Leen
  • Madd al-lazim al-kalimi
  • Madd al-lazim al-harfi
  • Reading Practise: Surah fixed by instructor

Week 14 • The Rules of Waqf

  • The types of waqf
  • Al-Waqf al-Ikhtiyari and its types
  • Al-Waqf al-Idtirari
  • Al-Waqf al-Ikhtibari
  • Al-Waqf al-Lazim and the different symbols waqf in the copies of the Holy Qur’an
  • Reading Practise:Surah fixed by instructor
  • Reading Practise: Surah fixed by instructor

Week 15 • The rules Ibtida’ (Starting)

  • The types of Ibtida’
  • Al-Ibtida’ al-Jai’z
  • Al-Ibtida’ ghayr al-Jai’z
  • The rules of Qat‘
  • The rules of sakt
  • The Rules of Stopping on the end of words
  • The types of this rule
  • Reading Practise: Surah fixed by instructor

Week 16 • The Rules of Stopping on the end of words contd.

  • Stopping at haa
  • Al-waqf bil-hazf
  • Al-waqf bil-Ibdaal
  • Al-Ikhtilaas
  • Words ending in a waw
  • Words ending in a yaa
  • Reading Practise: Surah fixed by instructor

Week 17 • The rules regarding al-maqtu‘ and al-mawsul

  • The rules of al-maqtu‘ and al-mawsul regarding the prepositions
  • laa and an,
  • maa and in,
  • maa and an
  • maa and ‘an
  • maa and min
  • maa and am
  • maa and haythu
  • lam and an
  • maa and inna
  • maa and anna
  • maa and kullu
  • maa and bi’sa
  • maa and fi
  • maa and ayna
  • maa and fi
  • lam and in
  • lan and an
  • Reading Practise:Surah fixed by instructor

Week 18 • The rules regarding al-maqtu‘ and al-mawsul contd.

  • The rules of al-maqtu‘ and al-mawsul regarding the prepositions
  • laa and kay
  • man and ‘an
  • yawm and hum
  • law and an
  • am and ibn
  • laat and heena
  • kaaluhum and aw-wazanuhum
  • il and yaseen
  • maa and mah
  • maa and rabb
  • why-ka’annahu and why-ka’annahu
  • Reading Practise:Surah fixed by instructor

Learning Outcome

Learners at this stage should become competent readers of the Holy Qur’an. They should be able to read any part of the Holy Qur’an while applying the complete rules of tajweed. Learners should have developed an advanced understanding of the rule of tajweed and its practical application. Learners should have a combination of two skills to wit, a deep understanding of the pronunciation of the Arabic alphabets and rules of tajweed. Both skills should be applied when reading the Qur’an.

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