Course Description:

This course covers in full the rules of Tajweed according to (Hafs) recitation style. It is a skill-based course where students are trained to master the application of Tajweed rules, as well as a knowledge-based one. Students are required to study in depth the technical details of this recitation style ( Hafs A’n Asim). Students will be to apply what they know when teaching k-12 students. Therefore, upon completion, students will be able to teach Tajweed to their students, both in the theory and in the practice.

Course Code: MAIE640

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: Students must pass an oral evaluation test to make sure they obtain at least the basic entry level to take this course.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will be able to cover the basic rules of Tajweed according to (Hafs), sufficiently.
  2. Students will be able to recite the Quran in a way that retains the correct meaning and the general rules of Arabic Language.
  3. Students will be able to train learners to teach and help their students to recite Quran accordingly, while acknowledging the different rules of Tajweed.

Course Outline:

  • Manners when reading Quran.
  • Rules of Istia’athah & Basmalah.
  • Articulation Points of Arabic letters.
  • Rules of the non-vowel Noon & Tanween (double short vowels).
  • Rules of the non-vowel Meem, and non-vowel Laam.
  • Prolongation of letters.
  • Characteristics of Arabic letters.
  • Stopping and starting the recitation.
  • Different kinds of the letter Hamza.


Arabic speakers have to memorize a total of one Juza (approximately 20 pages of the standard Mus-haf), whether from one place or different places in the Quran.

Non-Arabic speakers have to memorize total of (10) pages.