Preparation for Ijāza:

This stage aims at scholarly preparing the male and female students before joining the circle of getting the Qur’anic Ijāza through offering them courses and sessions to improve their levels in memorization, revision, perfection of Tajwīd, improvement of performance and technically qualifying them to offer the various modes of recitation to the licensed Sheikhs after which they will get the Ijāza with the chain of narrators connected to the Messenger, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him.

 

 Starting Al-Ijāzāt fī Al-Qirā’āāt Al-A‘shr (Al-Ijāzāt in the Ten Various Modes of Recitation):

Kinds of Al-Ijāzāt:

1. Ā‘ṣem (Ḥafṣah and Shu‘bah)

2. Nāfe‘ (Warsh and Qālūn)

3. Ibn Kathīr (Al-Bazzī and Qunbul)

4. Abū A‘mr Al-Baṣrī (Al-Dūrī and Al-Sūsī)

5. Ibn Ā‘mer Al-Shāmī (Hishām and Ibn Dhakwān)

6. Ḥamza Al-Kūfī (Khalaf and Khallād)

7. Al-Kisā’ī (Abū Al-Ḥārith and Al-Dūrī)

8. Abū Ja‘far Al-Madanī (Ibn Wirdān and Ibn Jimmāz)

9. Ya‘qūb Al-Ḥaḍramī (Ruwais and Rawh)

10. Khalaf Al-Ā‘sher (Isḥāq Al-Warrāq and Idrīs Al-Ḥaddād)

 


Eligibility Requirements for Joining the Circles of Ijāza:

 

First: Conditions for Getting the Ijāza in the Narration of Ā‘ṣem

  1. Having a sound creed and correctly performing acts of worship.
  2. Perfectly memorizing all the Surahs of the Qur’an.
  3. Having a complete knowledge about the theoretical rulings of Tajwīd and how to practically apply them.
  4. Memorizing the text of Al-Jazriyyah.
  5. Passing the entry exam in memorization and Tajwīd with 80%.
  6. Adherence to the scheduled dates.

Second: Conditions for Getting Al-Ijāza in any Other Narration or Mode of Recitation

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, the following stipulations should also be met:

  • Getting an accredited Ijāza in the narration of Ḥafṣ.
  • Perfecting the principles and different narrations of the Surah of Al-Baqarah in the required narration or mode of recitation.

Third: Conditions for Getting the Ijāza in the Seven Modes of Recitation

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, the following stipulations should also be met:

  • Memorizing and understanding the principles of the text of Al-Shāṭibyyah.
  • Having at least an Ijāza in Ā‘ṣem’s and Nāfe’s modes of recitation.

Fourth: Conditions for Getting the Ijāza in the Minor Ten Modes of Recitation

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, the following stipulation should also be met:

  • Memorizing and understanding the principles of the text of Al-Durra Al-Muḍiyyah.

Fifth: Conditions for Getting the Ijāza in the Major Ten Modes of Recitation

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, the following stipulations should also be met:

  • Having an accredited Ijāza in the minor ten modes of recitation.
  • Memorizing and understanding the principles of Ṭayyebat Al-Nashr.