Qur'anic Arabic

Qur'anic recitation course

Applications now CLOSED.

Classes are held on Wednesdays from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm. during Term during the academic year.

Starts: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Students are required to have a knowledge of the Arabic script. They have access to copies of the Qur'an (Mushaf) (students should have access to a colour coded Tajweed version), and Read (Learning Roots, 2012).

The course's focus is on the applied aspects of Qur'anic recitation (Tajweed). Emphasis is placed on accurate pronunciation of consonants and the varying vowels, through group and individual practice. By the end of the course students will have a basic understanding of the rules of Tajweed, practice in the accurate application of these rules and improved confidence in reciting passages from the Qur'an. The course is designed to allow individuals to progress at their own pace, with tutor support.

Term 1- 10 weeks - An introduction to the etiquette of Qur'anic recitation. An explanation of sun and moon letters and the definite article. The types of vowels; short, long, and dipthongs. Identification and practice with the six letter groups. Each letter group will be practised using the course text (Read) and the Mushaf.

Term 2 - 10 Weeks- The second term will consolidate the skills and knowledge acquired in the previous term. Further explanation will be on made on certain letters and attributes (ل (lām),ر (rā), م and ن (Mīm) and (Nūn)). Greater attention will be paid to reciting short chapters of the Qur'an with correct pronunciation.

Term 3- 5 Weeks - In the final term the focus will be primarily on recitation practice and application of what has been covered throughout the year including consolidation of the rules of stopping. Students will be given individual appointments to recite rehearsed portions of the Qur'an with the tutor.

Note: Although the course does not expound in detail on the rules of recitation (Tajweed), the manner of recitation being learnt and applied is in full compliance with the rules.

Course instructor: Sh Saqib Mahmood

Course location: Classes will take place in our new building on Marston Road.

No charge is made for the course, but students are required to register for a place on the course.

For further details and enquiries, contact:
The Academic Office
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Marston Road
Oxford OX3 0EE
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 618542, 618500; Fax: +44 (0) 1865 248942
Email: Academic.Office@oxcis.ac.uk