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About the Ribaat Tajwid Program

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Ribaat Tajwid Program

 

Program Description:

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

Tajwīd courses each consist of two components. This two-tiered approach ensures that students have a strong foundation in the theory of tajwīd upon which to build the skills necessary for practical application and correct recitation of the Holy Quran.

1.      Theory: The theory and rules of tajwīd are taught once a week in a group online session, to study the types of letters, points of articulation, and rules of recitation (tajwīd ).

2.      Practice: In Level 2 and above, students are also paired with a tajwīd teacher, who they meet for additional sessions and work with in small groups or one-on-one to recite and apply the rules of tajwīd. These sessions are conducted online, using Zoom, Whatsapp call, Facetime, or other online apps.

 

Certification:

A specific number of tajwīd 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. 

Courses may also be taken independently for students not seeking certification. 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org.

 

Placement:

New students in the Ribaat Tajwīd Program should complete an assessment with a tajwīd instructor. 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 requirements may be waived upon submitting a placement test. The placement test can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

 

Tajwid Course Descriptions

 

TAJ 101 – Quran Fluency | Part 1

Offered in: This course is offered every term.

Prerequisites: 

1.      Students should be women above the age of 17.

2.      ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic”. 

3.      Knowledge of Arabic letters and harakat (tashkil).

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 learn the Nooraniyya method of decoding Quranic script, learn the types of Arabic sounds and how to pronounce them correctly, and be introduced to the science of tajwīd. These skills will be put into practice in class with the instructor, and students will also gain strategies to practice at home. By the end of this course, students should be able to recognize all the Arabic letters and vowel sounds, and be able to pronounce most of them correctly.

 

TAJ 102 – Quran Fluency | Part 2

Offered in: This course is offered every term.

Prerequisites: 

1.      Students should be women above the age of 17.

2.      ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic”. 

3.      Knowledge of Arabic letters and harakat (tashkil).

4.      TAJ 101: Quran Fluency | Part 1

Course Description: A practical course providing students further opportunities to practice reading the Arabic script and master the skill of decoding the Holy Quran. Students will continue practicing the Nooraniyya method of decoding Quranic script, learn more about the types of Arabic sounds and how to pronounce them correctly, and be introduced to the science of tajwīd. These skills will be put into practice in class with the instructor, and with further practice at home students will be ready to read fluently. By the end of this course, students should be able to read all the Arabic letters and vowel sounds.

 

TAJ 201 – Tajwīd 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.      TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Part 1 & 2

3.      ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic”

4.      ARA 101 “Arabic Grammar Level 1A”

5.      Ability to decode and read Arabic text with ease. 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 - ṣifāt) during weekly online sessions with the instructor.

2.      Students will be divided into small groups and have an additional weekly session in which they will work with a recitation teacher. This part of the course will be complete when the student has demonstrated the ability to read short sūras of the Quran and pronounce each letter correctly.

 

TAJ 202 – Tajwīd 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.      TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2”.

3.      TAJ 201: “Tajwīd Part 1: Letters & Phonetics”.

4.      ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic”

5.      ARA 101 & 102: “Arabic Grammar Level 1A & 1B”

6.      Ability to decode and read Arabic text with ease. Understanding of Arabic is beneficial but not required.

7.      Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij) and letter attributes (ṣifāt).

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 reciting 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. TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2”.
  3. TAJ 201: “Tajwīd Part 1: Letters & Phonetics”.
  4. TAJ 202: “Tajwīd Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation”
  5. ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic”
  6. Arabic Level 1: ARA 101, 102, 103, 104
  7. Ability to read the Holy Quran fluently.
  8. Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij), letter attributes (ṣifāt), and all tajwīd rules.

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, work together to achieve consistent Quran reading habits, and receive inspirations about 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 start to finish 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. TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2”.
  3. TAJ 201: “Tajwīd Part 1: Letters & Phonetics”.
  4. TAJ 202: “Tajwīd Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation”
  5. TAJ 301: “Quran Khitmah Project”
  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. Ability to read the Holy Quran fluently with full application of the rules of tajwīd and few errors.
  10. Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij), letter attributes (ṣifāt), and all tajwīd rules.

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.

 

TAJ 402 – Quran Memorization: Juzu Amma

Offered: This course is offered every term.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2”.
  3. TAJ 201: “Tajwīd Part 1: Letters & Phonetics”.
  4. TAJ 202: “Tajwīd Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation”
  5. TAJ 301: “Quran Khitmah Project”
  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. Ability to read the Holy Quran fluently with full application of the rules of tajwīd and few errors.
  10. Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij), letter attributes (ṣifāt), and all tajwīd rules.

Course Description: A self-paced memorization course, students will complete memorization of Juzu Amma and recite it 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 Juzu Amma from memory with full tajwīd and passed an oral assessment of the entire juzu.

 

TAJ 501 – Tajwīd Ijāzah Track

Offered: This course continues throughout the year.

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. TAJ 101 & 102: “Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2”.
  3. TAJ 201: “Tajwīd Part 1: Letters & Phonetics”.
  4. TAJ 202: “Tajwīd Part 2: Rules & the Rhythm of Recitation”
  5. TAJ 301: “Quran Khitmah Project”
  6. TAJ 402: “Quran Memorization: Juzu Amma”
  7. ARA 100: “Introduction to Arabic”
  8. Arabic Level 1: ARA 101, 102, 103, 104 
  9. Arabic Level 2: ARA 201, 202, 203, 204
  10. Arabic Level 3: ARA 301, 302, 303, 304
  11. Ability to read the Holy Quran fluently with full application of the rules of tajwīd and few errors.
  12. Knowledge of the points of articulation (makhārij), letter attributes (ṣifāt), and all tajwīd rules.

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. The Ribaat Quran Ijazah will be issued by 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 course 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.

 

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.