This course is designed to teach you how to read the Qur'an, so that you can access God's word as it was revealed.

Make sure to watch the intro video to this curriculum here if you haven't already.

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Lessons

For you to do

If you'd like to come to the class:

  1. Click here to register
  2. Note: you will receive the Course Packet, textbook, and a copy of Qur'an when you come to class
  3. If you want: you can print out the Course Packet and start filling out the "Letters to Self"
  4. If you want a different kind of Qur'an from the standard copy we provide (such as a large-print edition, or pocket-size, or broken into parts), you can order one yourself, but make sure to get one that is “Uthmani script”, entirely in Arabic, and not color-coded for tajweed (ask your instructor if you are unsure of this)
  5. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.

If you'd like to have private tutoring:

  1. Click here to register
  2. Order the book Tajweed Untangled by Zaheer Khatri
  3. Order a full Qur’an with Arabic only, no color-coded tajweed rules, and Uthmani script (such as here)
  4. Print out the Course Packet and start filling out the “Letters to Self”
  5. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.

If you'd like to go through the material on your own:

  1. Order the book Tajweed Untangled by Zaheer Khatri
  2. Order a full Qur’an with Arabic only, no color-coded tajweed rules, and Uthmani script (such as here)
  3. Print out the Course Packet and fill out the “Letters to Self”
  4. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.

For you to do

1. Write your "Letters to Self," and make a brief note of your intentions and goals in the space provided in the Assessment Track.

2. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.

For you to do

1. Write in the "Intentions" section of your Assessment Track what regular commitment of reading Qur'an you aspire to. 

2. Check out the file "Specific Responses to Qur'an."

3. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.

For you to do

1. Check out Tajweed Untangled 23-25 if you want to read about this. You can listen to the "Study" section here.

2. Practice what you've learnt in this lesson by reading through the shorter surahs, trying different ways to go from one surah to the next.

3. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.

For you to do

1. See Tajweed Untangled 36-39 to read more about heavy and light letters. You can listen to the "Study" section here.

2. Listen carefully to a recording of Surat Al-Fatihah and repeat until you've perfected your pronunciation.

3. Practice what you've learnt in this lesson by reciting, then listening to a recording to check your recitation, paying attention to heavy and light letters and vowel length.

4. Prepare to be assessed in this lesson's material.