Tajwīd (Qur’ān Recitation)

To recite the Glorious Qur’ān the way it was revealed is a duty upon every Muslim. This module equips students with all the necessary tools from fluency of the text, tajwīd and the correct pronunciation of letters.

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Module Overview:

The aim of the Qur’ān recitation module is to develop fluency in the recitation of the Holy Qur’ān and equip participants with the necessary skills to make them independent and accurate reciters of the Qur’ān. The focus of this course is on the following areas:

•        Tajwīd –rules of recitation
•        Makhārij– correct pronunciation
•        Fluency in recitation

The participants are assessed regularly over the course of two years. The teacher carefully grades each reciter and provides tailored feedback for the participants. The tajwīd module also offers a free booster class once a week for those reciters who may need foundational assistance in their recitation.

Learning outcomes:

Recite the Holy Qur’ān fluently while applying the all the rules of tajwīd such that one is safe from making any major (lahn al-jali) or minor mistakes (lahn al-khafi) in the Holy Qur’ān.

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:


Year 1

Teacher: Mawlānā Muhammad Ahmad
Day/ Time: Tuesday | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Term 1

Makhārij - Reading Level 1

[Week] - [Week Beginning] - [Content]

Week 1 | 04/09/23 -
Week 2 | 11/09/23 -
Week 3 | 18/09/23 -
Week 4 | 25/09/23 -
Week 5 | 02/10/23 -
Week 6 | 09/10/23 -
Week 7 | 16/10/23 -
Week 8 | 23/10/23 -
Week 9 | 30/10/23 -
Week 10 | 06/11/23 -
Week 11 | 13/11/23 -
Week 12 | 20/11/23 -
Week 13 | 27/11/23 -
Week 14 | 04/12/23 -
Week 15 | 11/12/23 -
Week 16 | 18/12/23 -
Week 17 | 25/12/23 - End of Term Break

Term 2

Ṣifāt and Rules of Alif & Lām Reading Level 1 continued

Week 1 - Rule: Ghunnah | Makhārij Recap
Week 2 - Introduction to Ṣifāt
Week 3 - Reading and Memorisation: Sūrah al - Kawthar
Week 4 - Ṣifah: Full mouth letters
Week 5 - Reading and Memorisation: Sūrah al - Naṣ
Week 6 - Ṣifah: Qalqalah
Week 7 - Reading and Memorisation: Sūrah al-Lahab
Week 8 - Ṣifah: Takrīr
Week 9 - Reading and Memorisation: Sūrah al-Falaq\
Week 10 - Rule: Alif and Lām Level 1
Week 11 - Recap  : Rules of Alif and Lām
Week 12 -  Level 1 - Reading and Memorisation: Revision
Week 13 - End of Term Exams
Week 14 - Ramaḍān Break

Term 3

Rules of Rā’ Reading Level 2

Week 1 - Rules of Alif & Lām  Level 2
Week 2 - Ṣifāt  Level 2
Week 3 - Makhārij  Level 2
Week 4 - Rules of Rā’ Level 2
Week 5 - Rules of Rā’ Level 2
Week 6 - Rules of Rā’ Level 2
Week 7 -  Reading and Memorisation: Sūrah al-Takāthur and al-ʿAṣr
Week 8 - Reading and Memorisation: Sūrah al -Humazah
Week 9 - Reading and Memorisation: Revision
Week 10 - Reading and Memorisation: Revision
Week 11 - ʿĪd al-Adḥā Break



Tasheelut Tajweed

(Taalimi Board)

A small booklet on Tajwīd, which is nicely laid out without too much information that may confuse the reader. It is an easy read for someone who wants to grasp the basic rules of Tajwīd. It covers an introduction to the Qur’ān being a primary source of guidance, etiquettes of reading and memorising the Qur’ān and briefly talks about ʿilm al-Qirāáh.  

From the subject of tajwīd itself, it covers the following topics:
-                      crucial topic of makhārij and ṣifāt -                      rules of ghunnah, nūn and mīm sākinah -                      rules on madd (stretching/lengthening) -                      rules on stopping or pausing.

The booklet then ends with some notes on rasmal-khaṭṭ; a special script in which the Qur’ānic verses are written.  The content of this booklet may be found at the back of the newly published South-African muṣḥafs.

Tajweed Untangled

(Learning Roots)

The clear-cut guide to learning the art of Qur’ān recitation. The beauty of this course extends beyond its attractive layout and design and permeates to the way it fundamentally reviews the teaching methodology of this noble skill.  The chapters in Tajweed Untangled begin with real examples from the Noble Qur’ān demonstrating a rule in action. After listening to the examples, readers are encouraged to reflect and decipher the rule for themselves. Rules are then explained clearly and rendered in a salient layout for easy revision. Written tasks and practice lines then follow to help reinforce the application of the rules.  The clarity and effectiveness of both the methodology and layout make Tajweed Untangled an enjoyable and beneficial experience for children and adults alike.

Rules of Tajwid

(Safar Academy)

Rules of Tajwid, is a sequel to the Safar Qa'idah and part of the comprehensive Safar Learn to Read Series. This book consists of seven progressive levels, each targeting a unique feature of learning, which follow on from the 13 levels of the Safar Qa'idah .It may be taught alongside Safar Juz Amma or while a student starts to read the Qur’ān.   While reading the book, students will master the application of tajwīd in the passages of the Qur’ān that are to be read to the teacher. This book is the product of teaching tajwīd for several years at Safar Academy and will help students to gradually reach a proficient level of Qur’ān recitation.   The script has been imported directly from the13-line Qur’ān, which is written with clarity and available worldwide. The text is not colour-coded with tajwīd rules, so that students are able to read black and white Qur’āns without such aids.   It includes a unique marking code, diary and checklist which are elements that have been designed to keep track of a student's progress and to enhance the communication between the student, his parents and the teacher.