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IsmailibnAliNEWExecutive Director


Ismail ibn Ali is Executive Director at Fawakih and serves as an instructor in Quranic Arabic. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Florida ('11) and a Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Urban Education from Johns Hopkins University ('13). He joined Fawakih as the Deputy Executive Director in 2013 and has helped to grow Fawakih's teacher capacity, student reach, and overall viability. (Read More)

SuheilLaherAcademic Dean


Dr. Suheil Laher serves as Academic Dean at Fawakih. Dr. Laher has played an important role in developing and teaching Fawakih's 6-Level Quranic Arabic curriculum, including unique Quran Analysis and Balagha textbooks. He earned an MA in Religious Studies from Boston University and recently completed his PhD in Islamic Studies at Harvard University. He has previously taught Arabic and Persian at Harvard, Brandeis, and Boston Universities. (Read More)

EishaAkhtarOffice Manager 


Eisha serves as the Office Manager at Fawakih. She joined the team in 2013 as a teaching assistant. Along with her duties as an instructor, she has dedicated time to helping develop Fawakih's internal processes. Eisha Akhtar obtained her MA in Islamic Studies from the University of London (SOAS) and her BA in Arabic from The University of Texas at Austin. In order to further her educational experience she pursued traditional Arabic studies abroad in Damascus, Syria. (Read More).

KashifMalikPrograms Assistant


Kashif has had a passion for the Arabic language since his elementary schooling and has found that Fawakih has had a profound impact on his life. He has volunteered at local masajids over the past 5 years. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Technology Entrepreneurship at University of Maryland. He expects to start his Master of Business Administration for the class of 2019, inshaAllah. He currently resides in Herndon, VA.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 24, 2017

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Tajwid

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  • Fawakih’s Tajwid program is designed to equip students of all Arabic reading levels with an understanding of the basic rules of Tajwid. Students will be given the opportunity to implement the rules learned by practicing reading with teachers and teacher’s helpers through approx. 26 hours of Tajwid training and practical implementation.

    Students are required to have prior ability of reading Qur’an. This program aims to teach students rules of Tajwid, which can only be practiced when one already knows how to read; that is, one must know the pronunciation of diacritical marks and have the ability to connect words together as necessary. Fast reading is NOT a requirement; one must simply be able to read without excessive prompting and correction, even if slowly.

    The primary purpose of the Tajwid program is not only to help you learn to read the Quran correctly, but for you to eventually become an active teacher of the Quran. We realize everyone will not become a professional Tajwid teacher – that is okay! However, it doesn’t require a professional with multiple ijazas to help teach a beginner how to string letters into words in the Quran. After completing the program, you will be encouraged to help someone else. Zakat (or charity) is one of the five pillars of Islam; think of teaching Qur’an or Tajwid as paying zakat on the knowledge Allah (SWT) has given you. Not only will you help spread this learning revolution to others, you will also be following the hadith:

     

    The best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.

    -Bukhari

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  • The core tajwid textbook utilized at the Fawakih programs is “The Science of Tajwid” by Al-Hajjah Hayat Ali Al Hussaini. The book has been translated to English by Sr. Zaynab Salman and Sr. Reem Osman. The book covers all the essential rules of tajwid in a concise manner and includes diagrams, charts, and pertinent examples to illustrate the usage of rules. The book has been used extensively at the Fawakih programs, helping hundreds of students learn the rules of Tajwid. The book has been reviewed and approved by Shaykh Muhiuddin Kurdi (Raheemahu Allah), a leading tajwid authority of our time. He was a well-known and reputable faqīh and a teacher of qira'āt , heading the Qurrā' at Jāmi` Zayd ibn Thābit in Damascus.


    Rules Covered in Tajwid Basics Course:

    • Pronunciation - Makharij Al-Huroof
    • Rules of Nuun Sakinah and Tanween
    • Rules of Meem Sakinah
    • Rules of Raa and Laam
    • Sifaat that Stand Alone (Qalqala, Leen, Safeer, Tafashee, Istitaala)
    • Sifaat that come in pairs (Hems/Jahr, Ista’la/Istifal)
    • Idgham of the Sifaat. Mutamathil, Mutajanib, Mutaqarib
    • Original Elongation – Madd Tabi’i
    • Exceptional Elongation - Madd Leen, Ewad, Badal, Silah
    • Stopping and Starting - ‘Ilm Al-Wuqoof wa Al-Ibtidaa

    Rules Covered in Tajwid Intermediate Course:
    • This level is currently under development and details have not yet been announced.
  • Information coming soon.
  • The Fawakih team is fixated on ensuring high achievement and a quality participant experience. The classroom experience is an integral part of the learning, however often what happens outside the classroom impacts a student’s progress. Fawakih’s research and development team continually strives to produce resources that enable students to maximize their learning. Many of these resources are accessible to registered students online in the Student Resource Portal. Resources include:

    • Fawakih Online Quizzes and Exams
    • Instructional videos by Senior Fawakih Instructors to learn and review theory lessons
    • Class handouts and policies
    • Links to Quran & Tajwid websites

    Current students, click for your Tajwid Resources:Level 1 Resources Level 3 Resources

Current Courses

 LocationInstructors Schedule 
Herndon, VA
The Fairfax Institute
Mariam Papa, Qurat Mir, Suheil Laher
Saif Omar, Osama Saleh

September 26thth - May 1st
Thursday evenings 7-10pm

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