About the Noorani Qaidah Program
Mastering the art of Qur’anic recitation and the rules of tajweed is no easy task for any Muslim, particularly if Arabic is not his or her native language.
The Noorani Qai’dah book uses the ‘Uthmani script as handwritten by the renowned calligrapher ‘Uthman Taha, who also beautifully penned the internationally distributed Mushaf al-Madina (Qur’an) by King Fahd Qur’anic Complex.
It starts with the Arabic alphabet and how to connect the letters, then proceeds to short and long vowels, small words, vowel-less letters, doubled letters (shaddah), short sentences from the Qur’an, application of tajweed rules, and special observations for reciting according to Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim by way of Shattabiyyah.
Even after the Noorani Qai’dah program has been completed and the student is reading from the Mushaf, he or she will come across a difficult or unfamiliar word or phrase, especially in the beginning. At that point, if the spell-reading tool has been mastered, it can still be used with confidence to figure out how to accurately read – with tajweed – any word or phrase in the Mushaf.
On the other hand, students who have not learned how to spell-read the entire Noorani Qai’dah book will often resort to guessing – and unfortunately often guessing wrong – in such a situation. Again, the Noorani Qai’dah program features a balance of both spell-reading and reading-without-spell-reading. We urge teachers and students using this program to keep up the spell-reading part until the very end of the program.