You do not need to know one word of Arabic in order to master this program and when you have completed all of the lessons you will be able to read and recite the Qur'an from cover to cover. The Noorani Qai'dah program follows an easy, gradual system from a beginner's level to intermediate and through to advanced. It includes the Noorani Qai'dah book and the accompanying set of 6 CDs.
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.
The CD set is an integral part of the Noorani Qai'dah program. In the CDs, Sheikh Muhammad ar Raee (More about Sheikh here)
provides learners with clear, accurate and complete modeling of every single lesson in the book. The sheikh says every lesson with "spell-reading" and without spell-reading (More about Spell-Reading here
Following along in the book, the learner listens to Sheikh ar Raee's voice on the CD, and then is given a pause to repeat after the sheikh. In the classroom setting, the CDs reinforce proper pronunciation and spell-reading techniques once taught by the teacher, and should be used as a practice tool during class.
Listening to the CDs should form the basis of daily review and practice at home. We recommend students use the CDs to review previous lessons and practice current lessons for at least 20 minutes every day.