“It will be said to the person of the Qur’an, “Read and ascend and recite as you used to recite in the world for your level is at the last verse which you read.” Tirmidhi
This course aims to provide students at an advance level of Qur’an recitation to improve their confidence and precision whilst applying all the Tajweed rules they have learnt. Level 3 mainly introduces the student to the ‘stop and start’ rules in the Quran. The course is based on both theory and practice so that by the end, the student will be familiar with all the types of the ‘stop and start’ rules.
The course will be taught in English whilst preserving the Arabic terminology for the rules. Pronunciation and the quality of retaining information will be facilitated and encouraged through practice and participation of the whole class. Therefore to maximize the achievable benefit, the class size will be restricted to 10.
The course consist of two parts, in the first part students will learn the following topics:
Chapter One: The Stop الْوَقْفُ
- Introduction مَدْخَل
- Divisions of the stop أَقْسَامُ الْوَقَفِ
- The Optional Stop الْوَقَفُ الاخْتِيَارِي
- The complete stop الْوَقَفُ التَّامِ
- The sufficient stop الْوَقَفُ الْكَافِي
- The good stop الْوَقَفُ الْحَسَنِ
- The repulsive stop الْوَقَفُ القَبِيح
- Stop signs عَلامَاتُ الْوَقَفِ
Chapter Two: The Start الابْتِدَاء
- The Allowed Start الابْتِدَاءُ الْجَائِزِ
- The complete start الابْتِدَاءُ التَّامِّ
- The sufficient start الابْتِدَاءُ الْكَافِي
- The Start that is Not Allowed الابْتِدَاءُ غَيْرِ الْجَائِزِ
- Chapter Three: The Cut off الْقْطْعُ
- Chapter Four: The Breathless Pause السَّكْتُ
Chapter Five: Stopping on the Ends of Words الْوَقَفُ عَلَى أَوَاخَرِ الْكَلِمِ
- Stopping on the end of words with a strong ending الصَّحِيحُ الآخر
- Stopping with الرُّوم
- Stopping with الاشْمام
- Stopping with a pure sukoon بالسُّكُون الْمَحْضِ
- Stopping on the female هَاءُ التَّأْنِيثِ
- Stopping on the pronoun or possessive هَاءُ الضَّمِيرِ
- Stopping with deletion بالْحَذْفِ
- Stopping with substitution بالإبْدَالِ
- The Stealing الإخْتِلاسُ
- Stopping on the ends of words with a weak ending الْمُعْتَلُ الآخِر
- Chapter Six: The Joined and Separated الْمَقْطُوعُ والْمَوْصُول
- Chapter Seven: The Female ha هاء التَّأنيث
- Chapter Eight: Special words for Hafs ‘an ‘Assim by the way of Ash-Shaatibiyyah.
- Chapter Nine: The Writing of the Noble Qur’an
In the second part of this level, students will be reciting from Surah al-Baqarah, to practice and apply all the Tajweed rules, which they have been taught.
Students wishing to enrol should have successfully completed SAIS - level Two in Tajweed or equivalent.
Furthermore students are required to have memorized Juz’ Amma (chapter 30) or most of it before joining the course.
The main text book that will be used as the point of reference will be book three of ‘Tajweed of the Quran (Part 3)’ by Kareema Carol Czerepinski. This will be provided by the School at the beginning of the course.
The teacher will also use supplementary hand-outs as well as audio tools to demonstrate levels of recitation and correct application of the rules discussed. Students are also encouraged to bring and use one
Mus-haf which they are familiar with, as this will aid them with retention of the rules as well as memorisation of the Qur’an.
Assessment and Homework
Homework will be given every lesson in order to keep the student connected with the subject. It carries 20 % of the total mark to pass to the next level. At the end of the course students will take a written exam which carries 50 % of the total mark as well as an oral exam, (Reciting) which carries 30 %.
There are many Tajweed references to support students in this level. However, most of these are in the Arabic language which may not suitable for non-Arabic speaking students. Only those students who are registered for the course will get the detailed references list. Here are some of the most well-known books written in English:
Recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Tajweed 1
(By Madiha Makki)
A course in IIm Al-Tajweed. (The Science of Reciting the Qur’an)
(By Dr Muhammad Ibrahim H I Surty)
A brief introduction to Tajweed
(By Umm Muhammed)
Students can purchase the above from SAIS if they wish. These references are also available in the class for use by teachers and students.