Noor Trust is currently holding weekly classes on Friday evenings for children, one for boys and one for girls, in reading Qur’an and applying the rules of tajwīd. The children are all aged between ten and fifteen, there are roughly fifteen children in each class and the classes last for one hour each. The aim is to give the children a firm understanding of all the rules of tajwīd, so that they can apply them dynamically, rather than simply reciting a set piece they had previously prepared. We want our children to be able to read any part of the Qur’an at will, with all the correct rules.
In tandem to this, an initiative has just been initiated in Al-Huda Arabic School for Boys, called the Qur’an Reciters’ Group. This group consists of a number of handpicked students from throughout the school who are already well versed in the rules of tajwīd. The idea is for these students to improve their recitation by practicing various techniques, such as voice projection and harmony, so that they will be able to recite at events, such as prominent majalis and Qur’an recitation competitions. This initiative, which will take the form of continuous training, is also aimed at building up the confidence of these students. Ultimately, we want to turn out children who not only have the skills required to recite the Qur’an beautifully, but also the self-confidence to do it.