Workshops on Recitation of the Holy Qur’an

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Recitation of the Holy Qur’an is highly recommended by Allah (SWT) and His Holy Prophet Muhammad (S).

Allah (SWT) says in Surah al-Muzzammil:

وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْءانَ تَرْتِيلاً

And recite the Qur’an clearly (with correct pronunciation of letters and applying the rules of stopping including distinct and organised melodies) (73:4).

The Prophet Muhammad (S) says:

أَفْضَلُ الْعِبَادَةِ قِرَائَةُ الْقُرْءَانِ

The Greatest ritual worship is the recitation of The Holy Qur’an. (Majmaʿ al-Bayān, vol. 1, p. 15)

Since all Muslims value the recitation of the Holy Qur’an, we are blessed to offer this series of workshops to serve those who love the Qur’an.

  • Level 1: Tajwīd and rules of recitation
  • Level 2: Voice and tune in the recitation of the Holy Qur’an (Prerequisite: Knowledge of Level 1)
  • Level 3: Different narrations in the recitation of the Holy Qur’an (Prerequisite: Knowledge of Levels 1 & 2)

These three different workshops will give you overall knowledge of correct and certified recitation.

It is highly recommended to attend all three workshops to be able to recite the Holy Qur’an as nicely as possible.

(Age 16+)

Fee: £20 (Registration fee per workshop)

To register:

Please complete this form or contact the Short Course Department by e-mailing: shortcourses@islamic-college.ac.uk

27 February 2018 – 15 May 2018

Week 1 – Tuesday 27th February 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • The importance and values of recitation
  • The Arabic alphabet
  • Short vowels and long vowels with consonants
  • Sukūn, shaddah, tanwīn (the indefinite article) and al- (the definite article)

Week 2 – Tuesday 6th March 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Silent letters in the recitation
  • Hamzat al-waṣl (connected hamzah), hamzat al-qaṭʿ, and alif

Week 3 – Tuesday 13th March 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Tafkīk (writing words in syllables)
  • Short vowels recited as long vowels (ishbāh, the pronoun -hā)
  • Long vowels recited as short vowels

Week 4 – Tuesday 20th March 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Stopping at the end of words
  • Joining two sukūns together
  • Opening letters in the Holy Qur’an

Week 5 – Tuesday 27th March 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Mād (elongations) in the Holy Qur’an
  • Stopping signs

Week 6 – Tuesday 17th April 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Parts of the speech system
  • Point of articulation of letters
  • Jawf (empty area of mouth)
  • Ḥalq (throat)
  • Lisān (tongue)
  • Shafatān (lips)
  • Khayshūm (nasal passage)

Week 7 – Tuesday 24th April 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Basic qualities of letters (the qualities of opposites)
  • Secondary qualities

Week 8 – Tuesday 1st May 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Rules of the letter lām (ل )
  • Rules of the letter (ر )
  • Rules of nūn sākinah and tanwīn

Week 9 – Tuesday 8th May 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Different types of merging (idghām)
  • Starting words with hamzat al-waṣl

Week 10 – Tuesday 15th May 2018 – 18:00-20:00

  • Rules of stopping and starting
  • Different types of stopping
  • Different types of starting

September 2018 – November 2018

Week 1

  • Voice formation
  • Qualities and characteristics of the voice
  • Standard pitch and main octave

Week 2

  • Basic tune in the recitation of the holy Qur’an.
  • Maqām ṣabā and its sub-melodies.

Week 3

  • Maqām nahāwand and its sub-melodies.

Week 4

  • Maqām ʿajam and its sub-melodies.

Week 5

  • Maqām bayāti and its sub-melodies.

Week 6

  • Maqām sīkā and its sub-melodies.

Week 7

  • Maqām ḥijāz and its sub-melodies.

Week 8

  • Maqām rāst and its sub-melodies.

Week 9

  • Maqām kurd and its sub-melodies.

Week 10

  • Secondary and compound melodies.
  • Combination of melodies with the meaning of verses

January 2019 – March 2019

Week 1

  • Different narrations in the recitation of the Holy Qur’an
  • The main reasons for the different ways of qirāʾāt
  • The recitation of Nāfiʿ al-Madanī and his two narrators

Week 2

  • The recitation of Ibn Kathīr al-Makkī and his narrators

Week 3

  • The recitation of Abu ʿAmr al-Baṣrī and his two narrators

Week 4

  • The recitation of Ibn ʿĀmir al-Shāmī and his two narrators

Week 5

  • The recitation of ʿĀṣim al-Kūfī and his two narrators

Week 6

  • The recitation of Ḥamzah al-Kūfī and his two narrators

Week 7

  • The recitation of al-Kisāʾī al-Kūfī and his two narrators

Week 8

  • The recitation of Abu Jaʿfar al-Madanī and his two narrators

Week 9

  • The recitation of Yaʿqūb al-Miṣrī and his two narrators

Week 10

  • The recitation of Khalaf ibn Hishām al-Bazzār al-Baghdādī and his two narrators