IQA 115 – Recitation of the Qur’an



• Letters of the Arabic Alphabet and their Point of Articulation
• The Short Vowels
• The Long Vowels
• The Sukūn
• The Shaddah
• The Tanwīn
• The Silent Letters
• The Meeting of Two Sākin Letters
• Pauses
• Qualities of Letters
• Rules for the Letter Lām
• Rules for the Letter Rā
• Rules for Nūn Sākin and Tanwīn
• Rules for Mīm Sākin
• Rule of the Pronoun Hā
• Rules for Madd
• The Connected Hamza
• Stopping on Words

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy

Assessment Modes
Graded assessment is by oral and written examination. The oral examination will last for approximately 15 minutes and will require students to demonstrate correct recitation of selected verses and short chapters of the Qur’an. The 2 hour written examination will take place at the end of the semester.

Assessment Weighting
Oral examination: 50 %
Written examination: 50 %

Learning materials

Core readings
Makki, S. M (2015), Recitation of the Holy Quran, London: Dar al Quran Al Kareem