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: Saturday 6th November (please note this is later than advertised)

Time: 10:30-12pm

Teacher: Dr Ustadha Hoda has been teaching Tajweed at TOP since 2013. Her teachers include Shaykh Abdurrazak Balhawan, Shaykh Galal Salem (Al-Azhar), Ustadha Badriyya Tahhan and Ustadha Amal Salhab. She is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and clinician specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her hobbies include gardening and baking.