Ribaat Tajwid Ijazah Certification

Ribaat Tajwid Ijazah Certification

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Ribaat Tajwid Ijazah

The Ribaat Tajwid Ijazah Certification takes students on a journey of memorization and recitation of the Holy Quran as part of a chain of reciters that links directly to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Program 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 Ribaat Tajwid Committee hold the same ijāzah through a connected sanad directly linked to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the Hafs ‘an ‘Asim recitation. The Ribaat Tajwid Ijazah is issued by Rabata and the Ribaat Academic Institute and authorized by the Ribaat Tajwid Committee.

Through this program, students may choose to work towards a memorization ijazah with tajwid or a reading ijazah with tajwid and complete requirements associated with the type of ijazah they intend to work towards. Each student will be paired with a certified tajwid teacher (the same teacher they worked with for TAJ 405) either online or locally, with whom she will work one-on-one.  Students will also learn Al-Jazariyyah, a poem dedicated to the science of tajwīd, as well as other requirements as assigned.

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 the Ribaat Tajwid Committee demonstrating the ability to apply and explain the rules of tajwīd. As part of the ijazah process, students will need to travel to meet and recite to the Ribaat Tajwid Committee in person. Details of this travel will be shared later with students who are accepted into the program.



Students should be women above the age of 17.

Applicants must have a passing grade in the below courses.

  • Arabic Novice High or equivalent*
  • TAJ 101* & 102* Quran Fluency Parts 1 & 2
  • TAJ 201 and 202 and/or TAJ 203 – Tajwīd Rules Courses
  • TAJ 301* Quran Khitma Project
  • Memorization of Juz' 30 in TAJ 401 – The Crowning Venture Quran Memorization
  • TAJ 405 - Ribaat 5 Juz’ Tajwid Certificate**

*Starred items may be waived through a placement test for Tajwid and/or Arabic

**Students who intend to work for a reading ijazah with tajwid may enroll in TAJ 501 and TAJ 405 at the same time. However, students who intend to memorize the whole Quran for the memorization ijazah must complete TAJ 405 before enrolling in TAJ 501.

Course Requirements:

  • Students are expected to be present at scheduled meeting times and recite the assigned amount with a Ribaat tajwīd teacher. Meetings will mainly be online (through Zoom, FaceTime, Whatsapp call, or other apps).  
  • Students are required to travel at least once for an in-person Tajwid Ijazah Retreat.


Registration Fee:

$360 each year until successful achievement of the certification

*Non-refundable, non-transferable



  • New students in the Ribaat Tajwid Program should complete an assessment to receive a recommendation on the best course to start with. The Tajwid Assessment can be found at this link: Ribaat Tajwid Assessment.

  • Arabic requirements may be waived upon submitting a placement test. The Arabic Placement Test can be found at this link: Ribaat Arabic Placement Test.



Registration: To apply, visit register.rabata.org during registration periods.


Updated May 2024

Requirements may be amended as decided by the administration.