Qur’an Recitation Course
The Institute of Qurâ€™an Recitation, established at IUR, admits students to develop their knowledge of the Qurâ€™an (memorization, recitation, reading and knowledge of the Qurâ€™an) by means of intensive courses. In addition to the memorization and recitation of the Qurâ€™an, students of the Institute of Qurâ€™an Recitation may follow additional courses of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) and Tafsir (commentary of the Qurâ€™an). As diction is one of the most important parameters in the pronunciation aspect of a language, the Institute of Qurâ€™an recitation focuses on the phonetic and phonological levels as a requirement for Muslims readers of the Qurâ€™an, either in prayer or speeches.
Aims and objectives
The ultimate aim is to train expert readers in the Netherlands with knowledge of the precious â€œten-fold style recitations.â€ The Institute of Qurâ€™an Recitation aims at teaching students how to correctly read and recite and memorizing the Qurâ€™anic Texts, and cultivating their skills of memorization, recitation and deepening their knowledge of the Qurâ€™an. The focus is placed on some chapters of the Qurâ€™an, with concentration on meanings and reading according to the rules of recitation. Attention is also paid to linguistic construction and rhetorical features.
One of the most cherished goals of most Muslims readers of the Qurâ€™an is the correct memorization and recitation of the holy book of Allah, the Qurâ€™an, from the beginning till the end. The title â€œhafizâ€ is given to those who achieve the memorization of the Qurâ€™an from the opening verse until the closing verse (N=100.000 Surats). Reading Qurâ€™an properly is very important for all believers and especially for those leading the prayers and lecturing on the recitation of the Qurâ€™an to others.