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  

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

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    • Live Class

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    Class Completion

    • Class Completed