About the instructor
Bio Update - September 2020: We are thrilled to announce that Sr. Julie Lowe is now Dr. Julie Lowe - she successfully defended her PhD Thesis at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
Julie Lowe has ijaza in the 10 variant recitations of the Qur’an (ashara kubra) from Shaykh Uthman Khan, under whom she studied Jazariyyah, Shatibiyya, Durrah and other 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 eight years, including at the Islamic Institute of Toronto where she has been teaching since 2012.
Sr. Julie is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Toronto in Islamic law after completing a Master’s in this field at the University of London (U.K.). She also holds a degree in Canadian common law from Queen’s University and a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. She has studied Arabic and some of the Islamic sciences in Amman, Jordan and continues to pursue further opportunities for Islamic studies locally and online.
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