Lately, many Muslims seek to learn Noorani Qaida online as an effective and basic step to learn Quran online. That’s why Aya Institute decided to offer FREE online Noorani Qaida classes as a pre-course in its comprehensive courses such as “Quran Recitation with Tajweed Course” and “Hifz Quran with Tajweed Course“.
Free Noorani Qaida course provided by Aya Institute’s professional Qruan tutors makes it easy to learn Quran for beginners. Whether a kid or an adult, learning Noorani Qaida is essential to build a solid infrastructure of Quran education.
In this article, we’ll get to know what is Noorani Qaida? Why Learn Noorani Qaida? and What are the lessons to learn in Noorani Qaida?
What is Noorani Qaida? (Definition)
“Noorani Qaida” or “Qaida” is an exceptional book used on large-scale to learn Quran reading basics & Arabic language through Quranic verses in a simple and effective way. Not to mention that it’s the ideal method to learn the basics of Tajweed for beginners.
The “Noorani Qaida” book was compiled by Sheikh Noor Muhammed Haqqani from India, and was named after him “Al-Qaidah An-Noraniah”. And now, it is taught worldwide. It has been designed with non-Arabic speaking Muslims in mind; It helps them to learn Quran reading even if they have no prior knowledge of the Arabic language.
The book of Noorani Qaida consists of 17 chapters teaching the Arabic alphabet, Arabic words, then reading complete verses from the Quran, in addition to learning the basic Tajweed rules.
Why Learn Noorani Qaida?
The power of the “Noorani Qaida” booklet lies in the methodology and sequence used in this book to learn the basics of the Arabic language in general and Quran reading specifically.
The book starts with the Arabic Alphabet and gradually leads the student from simple to complex letters, Quranic verses, and rules of Tajweed.
“The Qaida” book includes several exercises comprising of Quranic letters and words that help to teach Quran students the fundamentals of Arabic alphabets and their pronunciation in an interactive and effective way.
Moreover, the new version of the “Noorani Qaida” booklet has a colors code that allows better readability of the alphabets and develops a better understanding of Tajweed rules. Not to mention that tajweed rules are grouped in small sections which make it easy to grasp.
Noorani Qaida represents a guide to the pronunciation rules Quran recitation. It has proven by experience that people who learn Noorani Qaida before starting to learn Quran with Tajweed, can recite the Holy Quran much better.
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How to Learn Noorani Qaida?
There are 2 ways to learn Noorani Qaida:
- Learn Noorani Qaida by Yourself (Self Learning)
- Learn Noorani Qaida with Professional Quran Tutor
1. Learn Noorani Qaida by Yourself (Self Learning)
In case you are familiar with the Arabic language, you can proceed with downloading the Noorani Qaida ebook from the link provided at the end of this article and start learning.
Study consistently by learning one chapter daily and give enough time to each lesson to master it well. Once you complete learning all lessons, you will find that Quran recitation becomes much easier.
2. Learn Noorani Qaida Online with Professional Quran Tutor
If you have no prior knowledge of the Arabi language or cannot find the time to teach Noorani Qaida to your kids, then you should get help from professional online Quran teachers to learn Noorani Qaida.
In a short time, you or your kids will be able to read the Quran in Arabic fluently without mistakes. The Quran teacher makes the learning process very simple & easy.
Benefits of Learning Noorani Qaida Online
- The online Noorani Qaida classes can save time & effort that you could spend on learning it by yourself.
- Guarantee learning the Quran basics in a correct way due to the constant supervision by a professional Quran tutor during the learning period.
- When you learn Noorani Qaida online, you can schedule your lessons in a way that comforts you.
- You will use an interactive and effective online environment as you will interact directly with your online tutor.
- Build the foundations of learning Quran because it involves an organized curriculum and a lot of exercises.
- It’s the building block of learning Quran recitation; you cannot recite the Holy Quran properly without learning the Noorani Qaida first.
- It teaches the beginners accurate pronunciation of Arabic words.
- Learning to recite Quran with Tajweed accent.
- Learn to recognize the Arabic alphabets and symbols, understanding the basic rules of pronunciation, and connecting the alphabets.
- Learn Long vowels (Haroof Maddah), Tanwin, Haroof Linah, and Noon Sakeenah
- Learn joint letters or compound letters.
- Become able to read Quran without mistakes.
- For kids, it helps in teaching them the Arabic language with less effort and faster time and develops the child’s awareness, understanding, and hearing, speaking, and reading skills.
- For adults, It makes learning Quran very easier, It helps to learn the accurate pronunciation of Arabic words and to know how to recite Quran with Tajweed by providing many useful exercises which include Quranic words and verses.
What to Learn in Noorani Qaida Online Course?
- Arabic Alphabet & their Proper Pronunciation
- Letter Recognition
- Letter Positions
- Connecting Letters
- Short Vowels (Harakat)
- Long Vowels (Huroof Maddah)
- Letters of Leen
- Rules of Noon Sakinah & Tanween
- Rules of Raa
- Rules of Laam
- Noon Qutni
- Waqf ( Proper Pausing and Stopping)
Noorani Qaida for Kids
Noorani Qaida is a great tool to teach Quran to kids. It has a highly-organized sequence, simple styling, and colorful design which makes kids love to learn Quran.
The Holy Quran miraculously provides its stories in an exciting way to keep adults and children interested in learning the Quran. Therefore, the Quran is compulsory education for every Muslim child. Muslim children must learn Quran, and the best way to instill the love of the Quran into their hearts is to study “Noorani Qaida”.
Kids over the age of 4 can start learning Noorani Qaida. Once children start taking our online Noorani Qaida classes regularly, they will quickly grab the essence of Arabic grammar.
Top Tips for Better Noorani Qaida Learning Experience
- Understand what is Noorani Qaida’s value
Before studying anything, you must realize its true value and importance. So, before you proceed, read about the importance of Noorani Qaida on the internet or ask a professional teacher about it.
- Don’t try to speed up the course
Kids or their parents often want to finish this basic course in no time so that they can proceed further. Yet, if you haste in learning Noorani Qaida, you will never make a good understanding of Tajweed rules which is the most important purpose of studying it.
- Learn it with a professional teacher
Learning with a good teacher is vital for making the best out of Noorani Qaida lessons and always remember that you are at the disposal of your teacher for telling you the correct pronunciations of the words and accents mentioned in the Noorani Qaida.
- Revise your lessons repeatedly
Noorani Qaida is not only about understanding something. It is more about remembering and acquiring something which comes with practice. Obviously, you cannot develop an accent of a language in days which is not your first language.
- Use basic accents in other languages
If you are having difficulty in remembering and identifying Arabic accents, they can be familiarized with them in your first language such as English. Basic accents of Arabic i.e. Fatha (Zabar), Kasra (Zer), and Zumma (Paish) are common to English etc.
Noorani Qaida Lessons
As we stated above, the “Noorani Qaida” book consists of 17 lessons. Each lesson gets you closer towards learning Arabic reading & Quran Recitation.
Hereunder a summary of what you’ll learn in each lesson…
Lesson 1: Huroof e Mufridaat (Individual letters)
The first chapter of Noorani Qaida consists of 29 letters (Arabic Alphabet) from which 7 letters are pronounced with a full mouth (deeply) and only four letters are pronounced from lips. All of them are single letters and also known as “Huroof”.
Lesson 2: Murakkabat (joint letters)
After learning single letters, in this phase, students learn to joint letters or compound letters which also called “Murakkabat”. When two or more letters are joined together they form a “Murakkab”. After completing this lesson, students are able to understand the different shapes of the respective letters.
Lesson 3: Huroof e Muqataat
In this chapter, there are 14 abbreviated words which are known as “Muqatta’at”. These are disjointing and disconnected letters. There are 29 Surahs out of 114 in Quran Kareem that starts with the words “Muqatta’at” just after Bismillah.
Lesson 4: Harakat (Movements)
This chapter consists of “Letters Movements” which are also known as “Harkaat”. There are three kinds of movements i.e “Fatha”, “Kasra”, and “Dammah”. These are short vowels in the Arabic Language.
Lesson 5: Tanween
In this chapter, students will learn double Fatha, Double Kasra, and Double Dummah which is known as “Nunation” or “Tanween”. They will learn the proper sounds and pronunciations of these symbols and signs.
Lesson 6: Combination between Tanween & Harakat
In this chapter, students learn how to connect different letters in accordance with Tajweed rules. It also provides an opportunity to the student to make exercise of Movements and Nunation (Harkaat and Tanween).
Lesson 7: Standing Fatha, Kasrah and Dummah
In this chapter, students will learn “standing fathah”, “standing kasrah”, and “standing dammah” (used with letters to pronounce prolong). They’ll learn not to take the maddah letters which come after “Noon” or “Meem” into the nose.
Lesson 8: Madd o leen
In this chapter, the student will learn about “Huroof Madd’ah o Leen”. These are soft letters and long vowel sigs so these need to prolong equally to one “Alif” or one or two seconds.
Lesson 9: Exercises on Previous Lessons
In this chapter, students will exercise on past lessons: Movements, Fatha, Karsa, Dummah, Madd’ah o keen, and Tanween letters. This lesson will also give a strong grip to the student to understand the difficult words to pronounce. Additionally, students will learn many important tajweed rules.
Lesson 10: Sakoon and Jazam
In this chapter, students will learn about “Sakoon” and “Jazm”, In addition to “Huroof e Qalqalah”.
Lesson 11: Exercises on Sakoon & Jazam
This chapter is a revision on previous chapter where student will exercise the “Sakoon” and “Jazm”. When Ikhfaa is done on noon saakinah and Tanween? When the Raa letter is bold? The types of stops and when the stop is necessary and when not.
Lesson 12: Tashdeed
In this chapter, Noorani Qaida student learns “Tashdeed” sign (duplication sign). They will learn the “Tashdeed sign” to pronounce the letter two times by connecting the previous letter and read the word with “Tashdeed” in a strong voice.
Lesson 13: Exercises on Tashdeed
This chapter is a revision and training on the previous one (Tashdeed). The students will practice “Tashdeed” with some difficult and complicated words.
Lesson 14: Exercises on Tashdeed with Sakoon
This chapter is a practice on what previously learned from Tashdeed, Sakoon, and Jazm. Additionally, students will learn “Tashdeed with Sakoon”.
Lesson 15: Tashdeed with Tashdeed
This chapter introduces new kind of “Tashdeed” which is “Tashdeed with Tashdeed” (2 duplication signs). They also have to solve exercises on the lesson of this chapter.
Lesson 16: Tashdeed with Huroof Maddah
In this chapter, students learn “Tashdeed with Huroof Madd’ah” which is also known as an exercise of “Tashdeed” or duplication after long vowel. This exercise surely makes the student perfect to go ahead of his or her journey.
Lesson 17: Rules for Noon Sakinah and Tanween
The last chapter of Noorani Qaida is full of exercises that ensures perefect pronunciation of Quranic Arabic. Additionally, students learn special situations for “noon saakinah”, “meem saakinah:, and “Tanween”.