Qur’an Recitation Course
The Institute of Quran Recitation, established at IUASR, admits students to develop their knowledge of the Quran (memorisation, recitation, reading and knowledge of the Quran) by means of intensive courses. In addition to the memorisation and recitation of the Quran, students of the Institute of Quran Recitation may follow additional courses of hadith (sayings of the Prophet) and Tafsir (commentary of the Quran). As diction is one of the most important parameters in the pronunciation aspect of a language, the Institute of Quran recitation focuses on the phonetic and phonological levels as a requirement for Muslims readers of the Quran, either in prayer or speeches.
Aims and objectives
The ultimate aim is to train expert readers in the Netherlands with knowledge of the precious style recitations. The Institute of Quran Recitation aims at teaching students how to correctly read and recite and memorising the Quranic Texts, and cultivating their skills of memorisation, recitation and deepening their knowledge of the Quran. The focus is placed on some chapters of the Quran, 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 Quran is the correct memorisation and recitation of the holy book of Allah, the Quran, from the beginning till the end. The title hafiz is given to those who achieve the memorisation of the Quran from the opening verse until the closing verse (N=100.000 Surats). Reading Quran properly is very important for all believers and especially for those leading the prayers and lecturing on the recitation of the Quran to others.