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About the Ribaat Quran Program

 
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About the Ribaat Quran Program
by Ribaat Registration - Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:03 AM
 

Ribaat Tajwid Program

 

Program Description:

The Ribaat Tajwid Program enables students to become proficient in recitation of the Holy Quran, with complete understanding and application of the rules of tajwid. The program takes students from the beginner level to fluency in recitation, and from there onto a journey of memorization of chosen chapters. The end goal is to produce students who are able to read and teach the Holy Quran with proficiency and expertise.

Tajwid courses each consist of two components: 

  1. Theory is taught once a week in a group online session, to study the Holy Quran, meanings of selected chapters, points of articulation, and rules of recitation (tajwid).
  2. In Level 2 and above, students are also paired with a tajwid teacher, who they meet for additional sessions and work one-on-one with to recite and apply the rules of tajwid. If a local teacher is not available, they will conduct these one-on-one sessions online, using Skype, Facetime, or other online apps.


Certification:

A specific number of Tajwid courses are required for each Ribaat certification program. To earn credit for a course as part of a certification program, students must complete both the exams and the recitation components and receive a passing grade of 60% or above. 

All courses may also be taken independently for students not seeking certification. 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org.

 

Placement:

New students in the Ribaat Tajwid Program should complete an assessment with a tajwid instructor. Based on that, you will receive a recommendation on the best course for your level inshallah. 

To arrange an appointment, kindly email tajwid.assess@rabata.org with your name, Skype ID, and a brief summary of your background in Quran studies. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible inshallah.

 

Course Descriptions

 

TAJ 101 – Quran Fluency

Offered in: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites: 

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. No prior knowledge of Arabic is needed to join this course.

Course Description: A practical course providing students the opportunity to learn to read the Arabic script and master the skill of decoding the Holy Quran. Students will gain strategies to practice at home and will be able to practice these skills in class with the instructor.

 

TAJ 201 – Tajwid Part 1: Letters & Phonetics

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. QUR 101: "Explanation and Recitation: Juzuʾ ʿAmma".
  3. Students enrolling in this course must be able to decode and read Arabic text comfortably (ARA 100 and ARA 1A). Understanding of Arabic is beneficial but not required.

Course Description: A study of the science of tajwīd accompanied by an instructor-led recitation of Juzuʾ ʿAmma. This is a two-part course:

  1. Students will gain an understanding of introductory tajwīd concepts (including points of articulation - makhārij - and letter attributes - ifāt) during weekly online sessions with the instructor.
  2. Each student will be paired with a certified tajwīd teacher, either online or locally, with whom she will work one-on-one. This part of the course will be complete when the student has read through Juzuʾ ʿAmma with her assigned tajwīd instructor, having demonstrated the ability to pronounce each letter to the standardized and acceptable level.

 

TAJ 202 – Tajwid Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. QUR 101: "Explanation and Recitation: Juzuʾ ʿAmma"
  3. QUR 201: "Tajwid Part 1: Letters & Phonetics"
  4. Students enrolling in this course must be able to decode and read Arabic text comfortably (ARA 100 and ARA 1A). Understanding of Arabic is beneficial but not required. 
  5. Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij) and letter attributes (ifāt).

Course Description: Building upon concepts taken in QUR 201, students will complete the study of the rules of tajwīd, accompanied by an instructor-led recitation of the second half of Juzuʾ ʿAmma. This is a two-part course:

  1. Students will gain an understanding of the rules of tajwīd (proper pronunciation of the Holy Quran) during weekly online sessions with the instructor.
  2. Each student will be paired with a certified tajwīd teacher, either online or locally, with whom she will work one-on-one. This part of the course will be complete when the student has read through Juzuʾ ʿAmma with her assigned tajwīd teacher, having demonstrated the ability to apply the rules of tajwīd to the standardized and acceptable level. Upon completion, advanced students may begin a recitation of Juzuʾ Tabārak.

 

TAJ 301 – Khitmah Project

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. QUR 201: "Tajwid Part 1: Letters & Phonetics"
  3. QUR 202: "Tajwid Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation"
  4. Students enrolling in this course must be able to decode and read Arabic text comfortably (ARA 100, ARA 1A, and ARA 1B). Understanding of Arabic is beneficial but not required. 
  5. Students enrolling in this course must have a firm understanding of the rules of tajwīd.

Course Description: In the Khitmah Project, students will recite the Holy Quran from Surat al-Fāṭiḥa to Surat al-Nās to their assigned tajwīd instructors, as a preparation and foundation for beginning with memorization. This is a two-part course: 

  1. Students will attend a weekly online session with the instructor to follow up on their progress and learn about the wonders of the Holy Quran. 
  2. Each student will be paired with a certified tajwīd teacher, either online or locally, with whom she will work one-on-one. This part of the course will be complete when the student has read through the Holy Quran from cover to cover with her assigned tajwīd teacher, having demonstrated the ability to apply the rules of tajwīd to the standardized and acceptable level.

 

TAJ 401 – The Crowning Venture: Quran Memorization

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. QUR 201: "Tajwid Part 1: Letters & Phonetics"
  3. QUR 202: "Tajwid Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation"
  4. QUR 301: "Khitmah Project"
  5. Students enrolling in this course must be able to decode and read Arabic text comfortably (ARA 100, ARA 1A, and ARA 1B). Understanding of Arabic is beneficial but not required. 
  6. Students enrolling in this course must have a firm understanding of the rules of tajwīd.

Course Description: A self-paced memorization course, students will set a personal memorization target each term and recite to a tajwīd teacher. This is a two-part course:

  1. Students will attend a weekly online session with the instructor to follow up on their progress and receive inspirations and tips on memorizing the Holy Quran, achieving effective memorization, and overcoming hurdles.
  2. Each student will be paired with a certified tajwīd teacher, either online or locally, with whom she will work one-on-one. This part of the course will be complete when the student has recited the amount agreed upon at the start of the term, having demonstrated the ability to apply the rules of tajwīd to the standardized and acceptable level.

 

Please Note:

  • More courses are added every term.
  • Courses and course schedules may be changed as the program develops. 
  • For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org.