Course Description

This is a live, interactive class. No recordings will be uploaded. If you register late (after September 20) please reach out to determine whether you can still proceed in the class. You can send an email to

This course introduces adult students to the main rules of Qur'anic recitation.  Students will cover the correct pronunciation of the letters, as well as technical rules such as the stretching and merging of sounds.  

All sessions include time for explanation of the rules as well as practice reciting.  The class is taught over two semesters and is appropriate for men and women who already know how to read Arabic script, but have not studied the rules specific to Qur'anic recitation.  All students will need a working webcam and microphone to participate in the sessions. 

Class Limit: 16 students  

Sr. Julie has ijazah in the 10 variant recitations of the Qur’an (asharah sughra) from Shaykh Uthman Khan, under whom she studied Jazariyyah, Shatibiyyah, Durrah and other recognized classical tajweed texts. She has memorized the entire Qur’an in the recitations of Hafs and Shu’bah, and is currently memorizing the recitation of Warsh. Sr. Julie has been teaching tajweed for the past four years, first at Shatibiyyah Institute and then with the Islamic Institute of Toronto where she has been teaching since 2012.Sr. Julie is currently beginning her PhD at the University of Toronto in the area of Islamic law after completing a Master’s in this field at the University of London (U.K.). She holds a degree in Canadian common law from Queen’s University, as well as a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. She actively pursues other Islamic studies opportunities part time, and has completed the Islamic studies program offered by AlMaghrib Institute.

Julie Lowe


Course curriculum

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    • Live Class