Unique Intensive Programs That Trace Back to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Learn From Qualified Instructors
Guidance College’s instructors are all highly qualified and experienced, and have Sanad certificates that trace back to the Prophetﷺ.
Flexible Payment Plans
Guidance College makes the Ijazah programs accessible to all by offering different payment plans to let pay at a rate that is easy for you.
Study At Your Own Pace
The Ijazah programs allow you to learn at your own pace – there no set limits on how many pages you study per week. You decide what works for you!
Study Qur’an The Traditional Way
The Quran Ijazah program offers a unique opportunity to study the Quran in a traditional way used by eminent Muslim scholars. The Ijazah (certification) is awarded upon successful completion of the program’s requirements. The Ijazah Program has two options: either Quran Memorization or Quran Recitation. This is a non-credit CEU (Continuing Education Unit) course.
Choose Your Program
Quran Memorization Ijazah
The Quran Memorization Ijazah is a supervised and systematic approach to memorizing the Quran. This program constitutes one-on-one reading and memorizing of the whole Quran by heart with an instructor. There are no set limits on how many pages are read daily or weekly, this will be determined between the student and the instructor on an individual basis. A sanad (a chain of trustworthy narrators traced back to the Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) is provided upon the completion of the program.
Quran Recitation Ijazah
The Quran Recitation Ijazah is similar to the Memorization Program in the ways of one-on-one instruction and no limitation daily/weekly reading. However, this program allows the reciter to read from the Mushaf. This is a way to certify that you can recite the Quran accurately in the way that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) taught us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How The Program Works
What is an ijazah?
Ijazah is an Arabic word that literally means “permission” or “authorization”. It’s a certification authorizing its holder to transmit certain Islamic knowledge, issued by a higher religious authority (usually an indirect student of the Prophet Muhammad or a famous Muslim scholar).
What is a sanad?
Sanad is a certificate that traces back to the Prophet ﷺ and his companions. Once you successfully complete your Ijazah program, you will receive a Sanad certificate.
How do i enroll for an ijazah program?
To enroll in the either the memorization or the recitation program, please follow these steps:
- Apply for Admission
- Schedule an evaluation with an instructor. You will be required to perform a recitation. Students will be offered admission based on their fluency and accuracy of Tajweed Rules and pronunciation. Please note that applicants must pass the oral evaluation test with at least a 70%.
- Upon approval for admission, you will be asked to set up the program payment and will be assigned a teacher.
Is there an age limit for the program?
This is a skill-based program and is not based on an individual’s age or academic achievement. Anyone who passes the Quran Evaluation test with a 70% minimum passing grade is welcome to join the Ijazah program.
How much is the tuition?
The total cost of the Quran Ijazah program is $1,550 in which $50 is a non-refundable Admission Fee, and $1,500 is the tuition for the program.
How do the payment plans work?
There are three (3) different payment plans are available for the two (2) different tracks.
- Quran Recitation Ijazah: $500 a month for three (3) months
- Quran Memorization Ijazah: $100 a month for 15 months
- Full Payment
Please note that in the case of a student completing either Ijazah tracks prior to completing the full payment, he/she must pay the remaining balance before receiving their Sanad.
How long is the program?
The amount of time it takes students to complete the program varies between individuals. The duration of the program depends on your study rate. You and your instructor will come up with a pace that works for you, which you can adjust at any time.
It will be said to the companion of the Qur’an:
“Recite and rise in status, recite as you used to recite in the world, for your status will be at the last verse that you recite.”
At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawood
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