Course Description

In a hadith from the Prophet (saw), we learn that there is reward for every letter that we read in the Quran.  In this class, students will work on improving their recitation of the Quran, earning rewards in the process insha'Allah.  The course will be conducted as an online recitation circle, meaning that students will recite individually in turn and receive feedback from the teacher.  The class is aimed at adult students, both men and women, who already know how to read Arabic phonetically but do not have significant knowledge of the rules of Quranic recitation (tajweed).  Classes will focus on the short surahs from the end of the Quran that are usually recited in prayer.  Students will need a working microphone and webcam.

Dr. Julie Lowe has ijaza in the 10 variant recitations of the Quran (ashara sughra & kubra) from Shaykh Uthman Khan, under whom she studied the Jazariyya, Shatibiyya, and other recognized classical tajweed texts. She has memorized the entire Quran in the recitations of Hafs and Shu’ba. Dr. Julie has been teaching tajweed at the Islamic Institute of Toronto since 2012. Dr. Julie completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in the area of Islamic law. Her previous studies include a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of London (UK), as well as a law degree (JD) from Queen’s University. She has studied Arabic and the traditional Islamic sciences in Amman, Jordan, as well as locally.

Dr. Julie Lowe


Course curriculum