CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE QURAN
The Center for the Study of the Quran will focus on the memorization and proper recitation of the Holy Quran. Our program is designed to facilitate the skills and methodology that will produce good memorization and recitation from our qualified teachers.
The center focuses on the teaching of four chains of recitation. Two are from Imam Naafi’: Warsh and Qalun. The other is Hafs on Aasim, and also the riwayat of Ad-Duri on 'Amr al-Basri. We also teach tradition texts of tajweed such as the Jazariyya and the Shatibiyya.
Our teaching staff is made up of our highly qualified and experienced staff. The Center for the Study of the Quran is headed and directed by Shaykh Nuh Saunders. He is originally from Philadelphia and has studied Quran recitation at the feet of scholars at Al Azhar in Egypt, and Dar Tarim in Hadramout, Yemen. He specializes in Tajweed and will also teach classes on the Sciences of the Quran.
Shaykh Bwee comes from the land of Shanquit(Mauritania), and memorized the Quran at an early age. He has full ijaza to teach from his teachers. His specialty is in the recitation of Warsh and/or Qalun as they are the common recitations in his country.
Also, Shaykh Subahi Musa as-Sudani comes to us from the Sudan and, he too, memorized Quran at a young age and has successfully mastered several qira'aat.
Our program offers something unique in that we offer training in the recitations of Imam Naafi’, who was the teacher of Quran to Imam Maalik. This is in keeping the tradition of the Maaliki madhab and the tradition of the majority of the lands of West Africa. We hope to establish these traditions in the West and preserve their sanctity. Also, we offer training in the recitation of Ad-Duri which is the tradition in the Sudan.
Join us and begin your path to becoming a Hafidh of the Quran, and learn the proper tajweed from qualified teachers! Our program is set to begin in July 2019. Our class sessions will be on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays for tahfidh(memorization), and on Sundays and Tuesdays for tajweed(recitation).
The tuition fee for this course is $50.00 a month to be paid by the tenth of each month.