Students with an Ijaza in the recitation of Hafs are invited to recite the Quran according to the narration of Qalun an Nafi’. Students can choose to either recite the whole Quran from the mushaf or from memory. Upon completion, the teacher will give their student one of 2 certificates:
- Ijaza, for recitation only students, which qualifies them to teach
- Ijaza with Sanad (chain of transmissio n) for students who have memorized the entire Quran, which qualifies them to teach
All our courses are offered on a monthly subscription basis in which students receive anywhere from 7 to 10 classes per month in the one on one subscription, or 4 to 5 classes in the group subscription (see below).
Type and Cost of Subscription
Students can choose to enroll in any of the level 1 to 4 courses as a one on one student or with a group. One on one students meet with their teacher twice a week for 25 minutes each at the time most suitable for them as per their selected teacher’s availability. The monthly subscription for one on one students is 99 USD and classes begin immediately upon subscription.
Group classes are offered regularly and run once a week as per the announced day and time on the website (usually, but not always, on a weekend); the monthly subscription in a group course is 25 USD.
One-on-one classes run for 25 minutes (not half an hour).
Group classes: The maximum number of students in a group class is 4 in which each student gets about 15 minutes with the teacher. Students in group classes are encouraged to remain for the duration of the whole class in order to benefit from the teacher’s feedback to the other students, but it’s not a must.
Class duration depends on the number of students in attendance. If all 4 students attend then the class runs for one hour; if only 3 students attend then it’s 45 minutes; 2 students means the class runs for 30 minutes and only 1 student in attendance means the class runs for 15 minutes. Each group class has a telegram or whatsapp group with the teacher for timely communication about attendance.
The Academic Calendar
We have 4 terms at Kiflayn and you can sign up at any term. However we have end of term holidays for our teachers and they last anywhere from 7 to 10 days. We also have the end of Ramadan and Eid holidays. We have factored these holidays into our schedules so that classes don’t have to be made up. So when you subscribe for 3 months you will receive all the number of classes you are owed even if there is a holiday.
Our Cancellation and Make Up Policy
One on One students are allowed only one makeup class per month with a 24 hour notice. Otherwise any class missed with less than 24 hours notice, or none at all, will not be made up. Group course students who miss class are not owed a make up. If a teacher cancels a class then he or she will offer students a make-up session within a reasonable time-frame.
Female Students and Menstruation
At Kiflayn, along with other Islamic institutes around the world, we follow the Maliki position which allows women during their menses and lochia to recite the Quran for the purpose of teaching, studying and revising. It is best to avoid touching the mushaf or the Quranic verses while on menses, if you are not Maliki, and use phones or tablets with covers instead.
Breaks and Holidays
Kiflayn’s tajweed program runs throughout the year on a 4-term system. Each term has an end-of-term break, as well as Eid and Ramadan holidays. Please review our scheduled holidays for 2024 below.
April 3rd-14th (Ramadan/Eid al-Fitr)
June 15th-21st (Eid al-Adha)
July 1st-2nd – Mid Term Break
Sept 22-Oct 3rd – Mid Term Break
Dec 25th-Jan 3rd End of Year Break