Foundation Tajweed Class

Subject:  Foundation Tajweed Class
Instructor:  Imam Iftikhar Daad al-Azhari
Course Format: 1 day a week - Monday ( Isleworth ) – 8:30pm – 9:30pm
1 day a week - Friday ( Neasden ) – 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Duration:  12 weeks
Starts On:  Monday, 21st September 2015 ( Isleworth )
Friday, 18th September 2015 ( Neasden )
Registration Fee:  £15.00
Fee: £50.00
Age: 18 + (males only)
Capacity: Limited (based on First come first serve)
Status of Registration:  Open (places will be confirmed once the registration fee and the first month fee is paid)
Venue: Isleworth - Hounslow Conservative Club (HCC), Gresham Road, Isleworth, TW3 4BX
Neasden - 11 Selsdon Road, Neasden, NW2 7NG

About the Course

If you have a passion to read the Glorious Qur’an in the Arabic language with the correct rules of tajweed and don’t know how to, or you read it many years ago as a child and it has now become rusty and you feel you need to go back to the basics then this is your perfect opportunity to learn and correct your recitation with the correct rules. No need to feel embarrassed and no need to feel ashamed!

London Muslim Academy is delighted to present this short stepping stone course to those who have a genuine passion to get on a level to read the Book of Allah fluently and proficiently in the language it was originally revealed more than 1,400 years ago by Allah the Almighty. Just imagine the great honour this would be!

This course will cover all the basics rules of tajweed to be able to read the Glorious Qur’an correctly. Students will work through a preliminary book systematically where the next lesson will be based on the previous one. Initially emphasis will be put on learning the Arabic alphabet and their Makhaarij (origin of pronunciation). This will then lead to introducing the various vowels and their sounds produced when added onto individual Arabic letters. After this students will learn how to read two and more letters together with different vowels on each letter.

Why is it obligatory to learn tajweed?

Allah the Almighty says in the Glorious Qur’an, chapter, 2, surah al Baqarah verse 121 and chapter 73, surah al Muzzammil verse 4 respectively:
'Those to whom We have given the Book, recite it as it ought to be recited'
'And recite the Qur’an slowly and distinctly (tarteel)'

Sayiduna Ali (RA) said that tarteel means tajweed of the letters and knowledge of the stops

Ibn al-Jazari (d. 833 AH / 1429 CE), the greatest authority of the disciplines of Glorious Qur'an recitation (tajweed) and canonical Quran transmissions (qira'at), said in a verse, "It is obligatory to train oneself to recite the Quran with tajweed. Whoever recites the Quran incorrectly [through neglect] is sinful."

Why is this obligatory? Because Allah the Almighty revealed the Glorious Qur'an in accordance with the rules of tajweed – that is how the Angel Jibril (upon him be peace) taught it to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace); that is how the Messenger taught his Companions to recite; and that is how it was taught by each generation of Muslims to succeeding generations, all the way down to our own times. Reciting the Glorious Qur'an according to the rules of tajweed is also the only way to bring out the beauty of Qur'anic recitation.

Weekly Time Commitment

The required weekly time commitment can vary greatly depending on the students learning ability. However students can expect to dedicate at least half an hour daily to keep up with the proposed programme.


Week 1 : Introducing the Arabic alphabet

  • Makhaarij (origin)
  • Memorising the alphabet
  • Recognising the letters mixed up

Week 2 : Combined letters

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Recognising a variety of 2-3 letters combined together

Week 3 : Introducing single vowels

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Fat-ha
  • Kass-ra
  • Dham-ma

Week 4 : Letters of Madd (elongation)

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Alif preceded by a fat-ha
  • Yaa preceded by a kass-ra
  • Waaw preceded by a dham-ma

Week 5 : Abbreviated single madd

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Abbreviated fat-ha madd
  • Abbreviated kass-ra madd
  • Abbreviated dham-ma madd

Week 6 : Letters of Leen

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Waaw saakin preceded by a fat-ha
  • Yaa saakin preceded by a fat-ha

Week 7 : Double vowels

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Double fat-ha
  • Double kass-ra
  • Double dham-ma
  • Noon saakin preceded by a fat-ha
  • Noon saakin preceded by a kass-ra
  • Noon saakin preceded by a dham-ma

Week 8 : Izhaar & Ikhfaa

  • Recap previous class
  • Izhaar (distinct nasal sound)
  • Ikhfaa (non-distinct nasal sound)

Week 9 : Jazm, Qalqala and tashdeed

  • Recap previous class
  • How to pronounce a letter with a jazm
  • Qalqala
  • Tashdeed
  • Rules of the letter ر (raa)

Week 10 : Sun & Moon letters

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Sun & Moon letters
  • Rules of the word Allah
  • Rules of waqf (stopping)
  • Tashdeed followed by a tashdeed

Week 11 : Madd (elongation)

  • Recap previous lesson
  • Madd al muttasil (attached elongation)
  • Madd al munfasil (detached elongation)
  • Madd al laazim (necessary elongation)
  • Tashdeed followed by a letter of madd
  • The Muqata’aat (cut) letters

Week 12 : Rules of م and ن saakin (motionless), Idghaam (assimilation) and Rasmul Khat

  • Izhaar Shafawee,
  • Ikhfaa Shafawee
  • Idghaam Shafawee
  • Idghaam without nasalization
  • Idghaam with nasalization
  • Rasmul Khat

What will I achieve at the end of the course?

Insha Allah after the preliminary book is completed students will have a firm grip to move onto the next level 2 of the tajweed programme and begin to read the Glorious Qur'an.