Quran Meaning, for centuries Muslims have debated how best to approach the Qur’an’s sacred language. While classical Islamic education privileged its form through recitation and memorization, the interpretive tradition (tafsīr) elevated its content through the interpretation of its complex language. In Egypt, where Qur’an education is part of a broader turn to Islamic education (formal and informal) in contemporary revivalist trends, Qur’an study is typically divided into different classes for distinct modes of learning. Lessons for advanced students include the study of exegetical works, while those open to Muslims of all educational backgrounds focus on a teacher’s sermon (khutḅa). The most common lessons in Egyptian mosques of all sizes emphasize recitation, memorization, and proper elocution (tajwīd) for men and women with little to no background in Islamic education.