Qur'anic Arabic

Qur'anic recitation course

Applications are now CLOSED, but are expected to open shortly.

Classes are held on Tuesday from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm during Term during the 2019-20 academic year.

Starts: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Students are required to have a knowledge of the Arabic script. They should have access to copies of the Qur'an (Mushaf) (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 - From 15 October to 10 December 2019 - 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 - From 21 January to 24 March 2020 -  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 - From 28 April to 26 May 2020 - 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 at the Centre on Marston Road.

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


You can express interest now, by clicking on the link below and filling the registration form :



For further details and enquiries, contact:
The Academic Office,
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Marston Road
Oxford OX3 0EE
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 618543, 618500; 
Email: Academic.Office@oxcis.ac.uk