What is Ijazah?
To hold an Ijazah is to have the authority to narrate and teach the Holy Quran, Hadith, and Islamic law. However, you can't have that license unless an Ijazah holder gives it to you. The succession of Ijazah (Sanad) holders goes back to the prophet Muhammad, as he taught his knowledge of the Islamic religion to his people and gave the authority to fully capable people of transmitting it to others. People who had this authority continued coaching others, and they made sure that they only grant the permission of spreading the Holy Quran to well-qualified people, and so the chain kept going until this day.
Abu Umamah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad said: "Recite the Qur'an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection." (Sahih Muslim)
Who can get certified\ licensed?
Holding the Ijazah is not monopolized for specific people, any Muslim can do it if all requirements are applied, so he has what it takes to teach others, and these requirements are:
- Being fully capable of reciting the Holy Quran without making any mistakes.
- Acquiring Tajweed skills and reciting the Holy Quran using it.
- Memorizing the Holy Quran and reciting it to and Ijazah holder without peeking.
Hint: Tajweed is the science of pronouncing the Arabic letters in the Holy Quran exactly as they are, without unnecessary stressing or toning. A'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "One who is proficient in reciting the Qur'an is associated with the noble, pious (angel) scribes. As for he who stammers when reciting the Qur'an and find it difficult for him, he will be granted a double reward" (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
How to be an Ijazah holder?
To be an Ijazah holder, you need to study Tajweed skills and be able to recite the Holy Quran flawlessly. You also need to be taught by an Ijazah holder as no one can give you this license unless they have the authorization to do so. If you ever consider this option, contact us, as our instructor is:
- Al-Azhar Graduate.
- 10 years of teaching experience.
- Uses an interactive way of teaching.
- Extremely friendly.
Ijazah course curriculum
- Reciting the Holy Quran with the famous Qira'at and Tajweed.
- Memorizing the Holy Quran (full or part).
- Getting tested on reciting skills.
- Getting tested on memorizing the Holy Quran.
Note that: You get the Ijazah for only the parts you memorize, you don't get a "Full Quran Ijazah" unless you memorize the whole Quran.
Learning the Holy Quran is a charming journey that is not only you get to enjoy, but also it makes you closer to Allah, and it raises your position among Muslims. Uthman ibn Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The best among you [Muslims] are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
If you want to read more about the advantages of learning the Holy Quran, check our article "7 Benefits of learning and reading the Quran" and if you are interested in our course, contact us.