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Holy Quran Department

According to ‘Abdoullâh Ibn’ Amr Ibn Al-‘As, the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “We will say (on the judgment day) to the diligent reader of the Quran:” Read and ascend (the degrees of Heaven). Recite clearly as you did in the world. Verily, your rank is determined by the last vesre you recite. ”

Memorization of the Holy Quran at the IESH is carried through a two-year program, depending of course on the memorization capacities specific to each student. The expected learning rate being two pages per day, five days a week.

The primary objective of the first year is to make the student a qualified reciter. After having memorized on average half of the Qur’an in the first year, second-year students follow a lighter program in common lessons allowing them to focus on revision. Correction and reading training under the teacher’s supervision is maintained, and new subjects are added. See Program below .

Objectives

  1. Full memorization of the Quran with mastery of reading as well as the study of some complementary subjects (exegesis…).
  2. Obtaining Al Ijazah diploma with a chain of transmission linked to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), and this through one or more lectures.

In order to achieve their goals, the student goes through various supervised modules:

Personal follow-up & daily recitation

The student memorizes and prepares the pages to be recited during morning class hours. He recites to his teacher a maximum of 2 pages per day. The teacher gives a mark and corrects the main errors. He advises the student only at the end of the recitation about the minor reading errors, in order to keep the recitation fluent.

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Reading correction

Students listen attentively to the teacher’s recitation, then reproduce it by perfecting their pronunciation under the guidance of the teacher. This lesson is usually carried out in a half-group, in which each student gets the opportunity to recite and have their minor and major errors corrected in detail by the experienced ear of the teacher.

Collective recitation

Also in groups, students listen to the teacher’s recitation before reproducing it and finally attend a brief explanation of the verses mentioned.

Study of “Al Tajwid Al-Musawwar”

At-Tajwid Al-Musawwar is a book written by His Eminence Dr. Ayman Rushdi Swaid, professor of Quran of the IESH teachers. This work is a study of all the sciences related to Tajweed, delivering the secrets of a correct recitation free of errors. The lessons are given by teachers who have mastered it themselves under the supervision of the author himself.

Collective review

The teacher organizes the collective recitation of a part of the Quran by memory, he makes sure that the rules of recitation are correctly applied. These lessons also facilitate the review for the students and strengthen the brotherhood links between them.

Diploma of the Holy Quran (Al-Ijaza)

At the end of his formation, and with the approval of the teaching staff, the student can apply for the great distinction of the Quran: Al-ijaza.

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To aspire to start an ijazah, the student must have memorized the Quran solidly and mastered the definitions of scientific terms related to tajweed as well as their application. It is also necessary to have fully memorized the work of Imam Ibn Al Jazariy and understand it.

An examination will be carried out in the presence of a jury of professors in order to determine the aptitude or not of the student to begin the certification process. Three more tests will take place as the student reaches the third, two-thirds and full recitation of the Quran.

Scientific subjects and teaching pedagogy

First year

PSALMODY AND EXEGESIS (10 PAGES PER WEEK)
Amount of hours per week: 2 Teaching references: Explanation of Difficult Words from Tafsir Al Jalalain Notes: the psalmody is given according to the teacher’s recitation, then the students repeat together the studied part.
THEORETICAL RULES (TAJWEED)
Amount of hours per week: 2 Teaching reference: Attajwid Al Moussawar from Dr Ayman Sweid
RECITATION OF 10 PAGES PER WEEK
Amount of hours per week: approximately 50 minutes per student Notes: Gradual correction
ORAL EXAM
Amount of hours per week: 20 minutes per student See exam part
READING CORRECTION
Amount of hours per week: 1 Notes: All students attend the correction in order to benefit from it.
SOUL'S PURIFICATION
Number of hours per week: 1 Teaching reference: The vision of Islam regarding the soul’s purification

Second year

LEARNING AND EXPLANATION OF THE WORK AL- JAZARIYA
Amount of hours per week: 2 hours for the 1st semester and 1 hour for the 2nd semester. Teaching reference: The book is chosen by the teacher
QURAN SCIENCES
Amount of hours per week: 1 hour for the 1st semester and 2 hours for the 2nd semester. Teaching reference: The sciences of the Quran by Mana ‘AlQattan
SOUL'S PURIFICATION
Number of hours per week: 1 Teaching reference: The vision of Islam regarding the soul’s purification
RECITATION OF 10 PAGES PER WEEK
Amount of hours per week: approximately 50 minutes per student Notes: Individual reading correction during recitation
ORAL EXAM
Amount of hours per week: 20 minutes per student See exam part

Third year

RECITATION OF 10 PAGES PER WEEK
Amount of hours per week: approximately 50 minutes per student Notes: Individual reading correction during recitation
THE TEN READINGS OR SOME OF THE VARIANTS
Amount of hours per week: At least 2 hours per week Teaching references: Aschatibyyah, Addourrah and AlBoudour Azzahira Notes: The teaching of the reading variants is specifically reserved for people having already obtained at least one Ijaza (one variant or more)
SOUL'S PURIFICATION
Number of hours per week: 1 Teaching reference: The vision of Islam regarding the soul’s purification
ORAL EXAM
Amount of hours per week: 20 minutes per student See exam part

Duration and amount of learning

First year

Chapter ‘Amma as well as from sura AlBaqarah to sura Al Kahf.
Or 10 pages per week, keeping in mind that the minimum required is to reach Surah Al-An’am, either 5 pages per week .

Second year

From Surah Al-Kahf to Surah An-naas.
The minimum required: Up to end of surah Al-Kahf .

Third year

The student strengthens his learning and perfects his recitation until reaching excellence, in order to obtain the Al-ijaza diploma.
The minimum required: Until the end of Surah Fatir .

Exams

Weekly exams

The student is examined once a week on the last two Hizb learned (20 pages) as well as the old chapters (5 to 10 Hizbs) alternately every 2 weeks.
If the student fails the exam, he will not be allowed to pursue the learning until he retakes the exam and validates it.

Partial and end-of-year exams

  • Review on tajweed rules and explanation of Al Jazariyah :
    The last Friday before the exam week, at the middle of the year and the end of the year, starting at 8:00 a.m. for all students of the Holy Quran department.
  • Exam on learning :
    The two weeks of exams (partial and of end of the year) are fixed according to the school calendar and holidays. The details of the exam will be set by the teacher.

The ratcheting exams session

It will be held the first week of the start of the school year. (see school calendar)

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