December 6, 2016


What is ‘Al Qurtubia’? 

‘Al Qurtubia’ is an essential handbook equipping the one who reads it with the necessary support and guidance that is needed in order to learn and understand Quranic Arabic, right from the very basics.  The guide contains the obligatory Tajweed rules which are not known by many.


As the importance of reciting the Quran correctly with Tajweed i.e. with the rules for correct pronunciation, is sadly taken very lightly in this day and age, we must strive to be of those who give the Qur’an its right and recite it properly as Allah states و رتل القرآن ترتيلا  (and recite the Qur’an with measured recitation.)”. And the book ‘Al Qurtubia’ aims to help you do that.


Upon completing the book, you will have gained an understanding of the main rules that are needed in enabling you to recite the Quran correctly and as a result of knowing how to do this it will strengthen your relationship with the Noble Qur’an by the permission of Allah azza wa jal.


‘Al Qurtubia’ offers something special!

Sh. Mohammad Idrissi’s aim isn’t to offer the reader a brand new Qaidah, rather, he selected the best sections from the traditional guides such as An-Nuraniyyah, Ahsan-ul-Qawaid and Safar Academy’s Qaidah and then tailored and blended them to best suit the needs of the students studying under his guidance. His endeavours resulted in a simple yet comprehensive manual for both children and adults to benefit from In Sha Allah.


Factors taken into consideration whilst formulating ‘Al Qurtubia’ are as follows:

  • That all students, especially younger children, need to be given clear objectives to support them in staying focused and to help them progress further.


  • The realisation that children often learn to read Arabic and or recite the Quran without Tajweed rules. This then makes it difficult for them to correct mistakes in their recitation later on.


  • That even though the majority of Sh. Mohammad’s students are of Arab origin, they do need Spanish to be implemented in order to understand the lessons as they cannot read nor write Arabic yet.


  • The factor that many of the parents have also not had the opportunity to learn the Arabic language and therefore, they may be unable to help their children to learn and practise at home.


  • Understanding that a healthy level of competition between students can be applied to enhance motivation for the children and encourage their efforts.


We direct you to watch the video below to clarify this further:

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