New Quran centre to teach recitation without memorisation
Registration is open for Emirati nationals and residents, aged 16 and above
Dubai - The new centre can be expanded in the future to put up 1,000 Quran learners
Published: Sun 21 Jan 2018, 12:40 PM
Last updated: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:03 PM
Quran learning courses are now open at the Mohammed Bin Obaid Quran Centre, situated on the December 2 road at Al Diyafa area.
The new centre, established as part of the Year of Zayed, is the first-of-its-kind Quranic initiative in the UAE to offer learners an opportunity to properly learn and recite Quran, with no need to memorise it.
The drive, themed 'Correct My Recitation', is aimed to teach aspiring learners proper recital methods of the Quran and correct common recitation mistakes.
Nada Mohammed Obaid Al Falasi, manager of the Mohammed bin Obaid Quran Centre, told Khaleej Times that registration for the unique course is open to those aged 16 and over. "The promising scheme is meant to build up a new Emirati generation skilled in reciting the Quran," she said. "The move is a good start to mark the Year of Zayed who used to encourage memorising and reciting Quran."
Registration is open for Emirati nationals and residents alike, she underlined. "Aspirant learners of different ages, including eight-year-old children and above still can learn Quran recitation at the centre."
While the new centre can currently accommodate more than 250 male and female students, it can be expanded in the future to put up 1,000 Quran learners, Al Falasi disclosed. "Memorising the Quran, giving attention to its sciences, developing its means of learning, leadership and innovation in attracting more learners are some of the strategic objectives of the centre."
The centre is also aimed at promoting the tolerant culture of Islam, by qualifying an elite group of Quran memorisers capable of teaching the Quran and leading prayers in mosques, she said. "The centre, in line with the country policy and prudent leadership methods based on moderation, tolerance, is also to organise an array of programmes and activities to spread the culture of Quran."
Al Falasi said that separate classes have been assigned for fresh Quran memorisers and advanced learners, besides full Quran memorisers who are prepared for accreditation in the 10 schools of Qiraat or recitation.
"Special classes are also included for perfecting memorisation and learning classic textbooks of Quran memorisation," she unveiled. "The Centre, including 10 classes, occupies two of a four-floor building in case of future expansion."