Qirā‘ah Specialisation


Mastering the art of Tajwīd (Qur’ānic Phonetics) is very important in order to be able to recite the Glorious Qur’ān correctly, and the expert in this field plays an important role in the preservation of the Qur’ān.

During the ‘Ālimiyyah Course (or its equivalent) Tajwīd is taught to an intermediary level. The Qirā’ah Specialisation Course builds on this mainly theoretical base and concentrates on developing practical expertise in the established tradition of Qirā’ah (Qur’ānic Rendition). It entails extensive practice in order to develop proficiency in the methods of the seven famous Imams of Qirā’ah, namely:

1.    Imam Nafi‘ Madanī as narrated by Qālūn and Warsh.
2.    Imam Ibn Kathīr Makkī as narrated by Buzzi and Qumbul.
3.    Imam Abū ‘Amr Busrī as narrated by Dūri Busrī and Soosī.
4.    Imam Ibn ‘Āmir Shāmi as narrated by Hishām and Ibn Zukwān.
5.    Imam ‘Āsim Kufī as narrated by Shu’bāh and Hafs.
6.    Imam Hamzāh Kufī as narrated by Khalaf and Khallād.
7.    Imam Kasā’ī as narrated by Abul Hārith and Dūri ‘Alī.

Mastering the art of Qirā’ah according to the seven famous recitations requires two years of advanced study building on a solid grounding in Tajwīd.

Course Structure
Having completed the theoretical components of Tajwīd, students on the Qirā’ah Specialisation Course dedicate their time to developing their practical skills of Qur’ānic Rendition. This involves extensive practice under the guidance of an expert tutor.

Students on the Course study and practice  on their own to reach standards set by their tutor. Progress is assessed through regular contact sessions with their tutor.

New Application Dates

Inshā’allāh, the next academic year will start in May/ June 2022.

The current dates for new applications is as follows:

Opening date: Monday 1st November 2021.

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022.

*Applications received after the closing date will be treated as late.

Mission Statement

“JRU: a centre of academic and spiritual excellence”

Our Objectives

• To provide authentic Islamic education based on the Qur’ān and Sunnah.

• To preserve the treasure of Islamic learning and pass it on to future generations.

• To perfect good character and moral conduct.

• To promote spiritual development and god-consciousness.

• To prepare individuals who will serve the needs of Muslim communities, and inspire them to improve themselves as Muslims and citizens.

Contact Details

Jāme‘ah Riyādul ‘Uloom
120 Melbourne Road
Leicester, UK

Tel / Fax: +44 116 2625440

Email: info@jru.org.uk