The Olton Project is offering students a comprehensive programme for correct Qur’anic recitation (Tajweed), advancing through 3 levels of competence with the aim of reciting the entire Qur’an (khatm) at the hands of a qualified teacher that has an unbroken chain of narration back to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

Level 1

To enter this level, the student is expected to be able to read the Arabic script, but not necessarily have studied any rules of Tajweed previously.  It involves the study of the book, ‘The All-Merciful’s guidance in the science of Tajweed’ by Shaykh Abdul-Wahaab Dabs wa Zayt (May Allah be pleased with him) and the recitation of the 30th portion of the Qur’an.

Course length: 6 months (weekly)

Start Date: Sunday 24th October

Time: 8-9:30am

Teacher: Ustadh Waqqas Ahmed has been teaching the Holy Quran to children and adults at TOP Academy for 8 years and is the Imam at TOP. He memorised the Quran whilst undertaking post graduate studies in Opthalmology and holds an Ijazah in Hafs Qiraat. He has completed a diploma in Islamic studies and is currently undertaking an Alimiyyah program, based on the Maliki syllabus taught in Mauritania. He is also a student of the 10 Qiraat of the Holy Quran and is able to recite in Warsh and Qaloon modes of recitation.