The Quran Ijazah

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.

Admittance is simple:  

  • Complete the application 
  • Meets with a qualified faculty member who will explain the course requirements.

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 () 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 () taught us. 

The Quran Ijazah Program

Enrollment process

To enroll in the either the memorization or the recitation program, please follow these steps:

  • Apply for Admission, and select “Non-Degree / Audit / Ijazah Program” when you are asked about the STATUS.
  • 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.


Program Costs

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.


Available Payment Plans:

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.