For Youths and Adults

Respect Qur'an School

Respect Graduate School is happy to announce a new Qur’an School where our youth learn the foundational Qur’anic knowledge for both recitation and meaning that will help them perform their daily worships accurately and shape the rest of their lives Qur’anicaly.

Certificates for the Successful Students

Knowledgeable and Experienced Educators

Systematic Qur’an Education

The Respect Qur’an School consists of 6 levels in which students learn in small classroom settings with knowledgeable and expert educators. The school offers students various opportunities such as one-on-one learning, assistance with mentors outside of the classes, regular teacher-parent conferences, and etc.

Well Planned Yearly Curriculum

When does the school start? What are the hours? When are the parent conferences? How many classes are there? Please see the calendar for all the important dates!

UNIQUE TEACHING METHODOLOGY!

Why Choose Respect Qur'an School?

Close Age Groups in Classes

Maximum 8 students

3 Teacher-Parent Conferences

Muqabala with Respect Qur'an Students in Ramadan

LEVEL 1, 2, 3 AND 4

Tajweed

The first four levels of our program lay the foundation for the Qur’an recitation. Students are placed into a level according to their current theoretical knowledge and practical recitation skills. The foundational levels teach students the surahs and supplications for daily worships, tajweed, and correct pronunciation.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes in Tajweed Levels

You’ll be able to apply all the tajweed rules.

You’ll be able to explain all the tajweed rules.

You’ll be able to identify and correct your recitation mistakes.

You’ll know enough surahs and supplications for your daily worships.

You will get used to the frequent words and expressions in the Quran so that you would be fluent in your reading.

You’ll get used to frequent phrases in the Qur’an and accelerate your recitation.

You’ll be able to perform your daily worships with correct pronunciation and correct tajweed practice.

Completing the foundational levels, you’ll be able to move on to advanced levels which are the Qur’anic Arabic and Art of Recitation.

LEVEL 5

QUR'ANIC ARABIC

Most of us are able to read the Qur’an in Arabic letters, yet we don’t understand the meaning as we read since we do not know the language. As a result, we read the Qur’an in Arabic letters only for spiritual purposes and without understanding what this book tells us. Respect Qur’an School aims to end this problem by integrating Qur’anic Arabic into its curriculum.

In the 5th level of our school, students are exposed to the basic Qur’anic Arabic knowledge, frequently used words and phrases in the Qur’an with an elementary level of grammar. The focus of this course will solely be on the comprehension skill of the Qur’anic text. Upon completing this course, students will be able to understand the general subject of a random Qu’ranic page and start establishing a personal relationship with the Qur’an and its meaning.

This course is not a complete language course. It only aims to lay the foundational knowledge for the Qur’anic Arabic and is specifically designed to provide the elementary comprehension skills for the Qur’an.

LEVEL 6

Maqamat

In a hadith narrated by both Bukhari and Muslim, Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) saying, “Allah does not listen so attentively to anything as He listens to the recitation of the Qur’an by a Prophet who recites well with a melodious and audible voice.”

In another hadith, again narrated by both Bukhari and Muslim, Al-Bara’ bin `Azib (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: I heard the Prophet (PBUH) reciting Surat Wat-Teen Waz-Zaitun during the `Isha’ prayer. I have never heard anyone reciting it in a more beautiful voice than his.

Based on such narrations and prophetic practices, Muslims have developed a fine tradition of Qur’anic recitation throughout history by integrating melodic modes into their recitation practices. Melodic modes, called maqam in Arabic, such as Nahawand, Saba, Bayati, Hijaz, Kurd, ‘Ajam are well-known forms of intonations and are commonly used by mainstream Qaris all over the Muslim world. In the 6th level of Respect Qur’an School, students will gain basic maqam skills to beautify their recitation, learn voice management, and improve their sense of tonation through the help of an instrument called Oud.

one-on-one Courses

INDIVIDUAL STUDY

Our individual classes take place in one-on-one format between the teacher and the student. These classes will be designed according to the needs of the student and the content may cover the Arabic Alphabet for beginners or it may focus on memorization and tajweed knowledge for intermediate level students. Students are also given the option of designing their own program of study. For individual classes, there are no age or gender restrictions.

One-on-One

Arabic Alphabet for Beginners

This individual study is designed for beginners and it takes the student from learning the Arabic Alphabet to the Qur’an recitation. The class takes place in one-on-one format between the teacher and the student for max. 14 weeks. There are no age or gender restrictions for this class and female teachers are going to be assigned for female students. Individual classes are ideal for students who like to receive special attention from the teacher and design their class-hours according to their personal schedule.

One-on-One

Tajweed Classes

The duration of our classes will be min. one hour per week, a maximum of 14 weeks. In these individual classes, you will study the same contents of levels 1,2,3, and 4 with our professional instructors in a one-on-one format.

One-on-One

Memorization 1

At this level, the student is expected to memorize selected chapters and verses from the Qur’an. These chapters and verses are selected according to the prophetic guidance. For instance, in a hadith narrated by Imam Muslim, Rasullullah states that “Whoever memorizes the first ten verses of the chapter Kahf is protected from the mischief of Dajjal!” In this individual study, the student will receive one-on-one attention from the teacher both in class hours and after class hours. Memorization studies will not only improve the memorization capacity of the student, but also will improve his/her attention management and individual study skills.

Memorization methods

One-on-One

Memorization 2

At this level, the student is expected to memorize the chapters of Yasin, Dukhan, Fath, Qaf, Najm, Rahman, Khashr, Mulk and the 30th juz of the Qur’an. The student will receive one-on-one attention from the teacher both in class hours and after class hours. Memorization studies will not only improve the memorization capacity of the student, but also will improve his/her attention management and individual study skills.

Memorization

Choose Your Own Program of Study

You may choose your program of study and make the payment in instalments with a credit card.

Tajweed Levels

$100

Per month

Total: $300

Qur'anic Arabic

$100

Per month

Total: $500

Maqamat

$100

Per month

Total: $500

Individual Study & One-on-One Courses

$100

Per month

Total: $1000

Do you have a question? Contact us: info@respectgs.us

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP

Respect Graduate School gives need-based scholarships for a number of students. For scholarship applications, please click here.

GIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

You may help us to give more scholarships through your contributions. To give scholarships to Qur’an Students, please click here.

Specialist Teaching Team

Author, researcher, sociologist, and historian, received his doctoral degree in Sociology. He got his MS in Education. He has taught at various institutions and colleges and presented at conferences and seminars. He has designed curriculums for some Islamic study programs, particularly for the Islamic middle and high schools, in the fields of Islamic faith, Islamic history and Quranic exegesis. Dr. Sabit writes and speaks on various topics that deal with the Qur'anic studies and the challenges of Islamic education in the US.
Dr. Bilal Sabit
Director of Respect Quran School
Hafiz, Theologian, Teacher in Qur’an and Islamic Studies. She successfully graduated from Sakarya University Faculty of Theology. She received her Arabic education at Tunis Menar University Bourgiba Institute of Modern Languages. She also took tajweed lessons in Tunisia. In the Northern Africa, she worked in Morocco and Tunisia for many years teaching Islamic Studies and servant leadership. She completed her English language education in Canada George Brown College and teaches online Quran classes in Canada.
Dua Sezer Boztas
Hafiz, karri’, mukri', imam and amateur musician. He took maqam and music lessons. His doctoral dissertation in the field of Quran recitation is about to finish. He is actively teaching Quran and the Art of Quranic Recitation classes at the Respect Quran School.
Hamza Bilgic
He studied Islamic Studies from early ages and specifically Qur'an and its recitation. He received his BA in Communication. He has taught Qur'an to youth and adults. He is a graduate of Respect Graduate School Qur'an department.
Gökhan Nalcaci
He studied at Madina al-Munawwara University, Islamic Law department. He received his MA from Abdelmalek Es-Sadi University on the subject of Coexistence of Civilizations. He actively taught Islamic Studies for so many years in different parts of where Arabic World. He has written curriculums for teaching classical Arabic.
Muhammed Boztas
She completed her high school education in Religious Vocational School. She got her bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University in Australia minored in Arabic in 2018. She has taught various subjects in Islamic studies such as Fiqh, Tafseer, Tajweed in Edep Academy girls in the United States.
Ayse Gurcanli