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Orientation: Ribaat Teacher Certification

Course Category: Certification Requirement

Course Code: CRT 101

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Dates: This is an ongoing course. Students may enroll at any time and work through the course activities at their own pace.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Description: An orientation course into the Ribaat Teacher Certification, this course serves as the first step of the registration process into the certification program. Through brief recordings and activities, the course forum will provide an introduction to the program as well as a platform for submitting the required documentation to enroll in the program. Completion of this course is a requirement for earning the certification, and all course activities must be completed before graduation.

Click here for the full list of courses required for this certification: Ribaat Teacher Certification Requirements

Click here for more questions & answers about Ribaat certification programs: Ribaat Certification FAQs

Course Requirements: Students are expected to view all recordings posted, complete the readings and complete all course activities.

Registration Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable, non-transferable)

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until successful completion of all certification requirements. 

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration: To register, visit register.rabata.org

Orientation: Ribaat Scholar Certification

Course Category: Certification Requirement

Course Code: CRT 301

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Dates: This is an ongoing course. Students may enroll at any time and work through the course activities at their own pace.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Summary: An orientation course into the Ribaat Religious Leader Certification Program, this course serves as the first step of the registration process into the certification program. Through brief recordings and activities, the course forum will provide an introduction to the program as well as a platform for submitting the required documentation to enroll in the program. Completion of this course is a requirement for earning the certification, and all course activities must be completed before graduation.

Click here for the full list of courses required for this certification: Ribaat Religious Leader Certification Requirements

Click here for more questions & answers about Ribaat certification programs: Ribaat Certification FAQs

Course Requirements: Students are expected to view all recordings posted, complete the readings and complete all course activities.

Registration Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable, non-transferable)

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until successful completion of all certification requirements. 

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org


Registration: To register, visit register.rabata.org


Tajwid Ijazah Certification

A journey of memorization and recitation of the Holy Quran as part of a chain of reciters that links directly to the Prophet (s).


Course Description: 

The ijāzah in the Holy Quran is a certification which recognizes that the bearer has recited the Holy Quran from start to finish with complete application of the rules of tajwīd and authorizes its bearer to teach and pass on the same ijāzah in turn. All teachers in the track as well as the Tajwid Committee hold the same ijāzah through a connected sanad directly from the Prophet (s) on the recitation of Hafs. The Ribaat Quran Ijazah is issued by Rabata and the Ribaat Academic Institute and authorized by the Ribaat Tajwid Committee. 

Through this program, students will work individually with their instructors to memorize and recite the Holy Quran from start to finish and will learn Al-Jazariyyah, a poem dedicated to the science of tajwīd, as well as other requirements as assigned. Each student will be paired with a certified tajwīd teacher, either online or locally, with whom she will work one-on-one. 

This program will be complete when the student has recited the entire Quran to one tajwīd teacher, and passes a series of oral examinations with a tajwīd committee, having demonstrated the ability to apply and explain the rules of tajwīd. In order to provide this ijāzah, students will need to travel to meet and recite to a tajwīd committee in person. Details of this travel will be shared later with students who are accepted to the program.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Applicants should have a passing grade in all of the below courses. Some requirements can be waived by submitting a placement test for Tajwid and/or Arabic.

  1. TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2”.
  2. TAJ 201: “Tajwīd Part 1: Letters & Phonetics”.
  3. TAJ 202: “Tajwīd Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation”
  4. TAJ 301: “Quran Khitmah Project” 
  5. TAJ 402: “Quran Memorization: Juzu Amma”
  6. ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic” 
  7. Arabic Level 1: ARA 101, 102, 103, 104 
  8. Arabic Level 2: ARA 201, 202, 203, 204
  9. Arabic Level 3: ARA 301, 302, 303, 304
  10. Ability to read the Holy Quran fluently with full application of the rules of tajwīd and few errors.
  11. Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij), letter attributes (ṣifāt), and all tajwīd rules.

                       Tajwid Placement:

                      New students in the Ribaat Tajwīd Program should complete an assessment with a tajwīdassessor. Based on that, they will receive a recommendation on the best course to start with. To arrange an appointment, kindly email tajwid.assess@rabata.org, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible inshallah.

                      Arabic Placement:

                      The Tajwid Ijazah Track also has Arabic prerequisites. Applicants who have not completed the prerequisites should submit an Arabic placement test to see if they meet the requirements before continuing with tajwid. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level. 

                      Click here to Download Arabic Placement Test.

                      Course Requirements: Students are expected to be present at scheduled meeting times and recite the assigned amount with a Ribaat tajwid teacher. While students will begin this journey online (through FaceTime, Whatsapp call, or other apps), they will be required to travel periodically to complete the final stages of recitation in person. 

                      Application Process: Applications for this certification are open during August of every year. Approved applicants will begin working with their teacher in October. 

                      1- Registration: Students who would like to apply for the Ijazah Track should register and make the payment for the program (see below).

                      2- Verification: Once registrations are reviewed, approved applicants will have access to the course forum.

                      3- Application form: Complete the application form (provided through the course forum). 

                      4- Written tajwid assessment: Review the theory of tajwid and when you are ready, complete the written assessment (provided through the course forum). 

                      5- Oral tajwid assessment: After submitting the application, applicants will be contacted to schedule this assessment.

                       Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

                      • $100.00 each term until successful achievement of the certification

                      Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

                      Registration: Applications for this certification are open in December and August of each year.

                      To apply, visit register.rabata.org