Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for the admission into the Ijaazah program are:

    1. Minimum age: 16

(Students who are younger than 16 could join the One-on-One Quran program to recite the whole Quran from their memory and receive a Certificate of Quran Memorization from the GQMC).

    1. Having already memorized the whole Al-Quran Al-Kareem OR a very good level of memorization of a minimum of 15 juz (chapters) on a condition to complete the memorization with a teacher in the same IOU Ijaazah program. The new 15 chapters will then be reviewed repeatedly until fixed in the memory over 1 or 2 semesters according to the student’s ability to memorize.


*Note: the ijaazah is an Amanah (a trust) in front of Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) so the student who:

– has memorized 15 chapters and has not memorized the entire Quran yet,


– needs to improve his/her level of recitation and tajweed to be eligible for the ijaazah program,

will have a trial month to determine the level of memorization and recitation. If the level is intermediate or less, the student has to join a one-on-one program for one or two semesters or more until the student reaches a good or advanced level.

    1. Reciting to the teacher with eyes covered.
    2. Ability to recite the Quran with tajweed.

Since this certificate (Ijaazah) is the same as the one held by the senior professors, students who wish to gain this honor will have to recite from the memory the majority of the Quranic chapters to confirm that they have reached the level of perfection of memorization, and correct application of tajweed rules.