Tilawah Division

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Head of Division

Abdullah Bukhari Abdul Rahim

e-mail address: abdullahbukhari@iium.edu.my
Tilawah Division which was formally known as Tilawah Unit was established in 1987 when the senate endorsed the proposal presented to start the unit within the Language Center. The establishment of the division is to comply with the Islamization of Knowledge as a mission and vision of IIUM.
The course is designed to suit all Muslim students to recite the Holy Quran in a correct manner. On the other hand, for the Arabic based student, the course is inadequate to prepare them to become an Islamic scholar.
All new students are required to sit for the Tilawah Placement Test (TPT) before following Tilawah courses. The TPT is regularly conducted at the beginning of each semester. From the TPT, students are divided into Exempted students, 2000 level and 1000 level students.
All students for both Gombak and Kuantan campus need to complete their Tilawah requirements within the first two years of their studies when compulsory registration is fulfilled. However students from IRK and BARB are automaticly placed in 3000 levels where they are required to complete three subjects of Tilawah Divison courses. 
From the Tilawah course students are guided through a process of learning and practicing the rules of tajwid in the recitation of the Holy Quran. The main teaching approach is teaching and learning centered. Thus, students are assisted in developing their proficiency on reading the Holy Quran through the following learning strategies: imitating, practicing and memorizing. To sum up, students will learn the rules of tajwid in detail from the explanation of the instructors. So, students will be requested to apply those rules in recitation spontaneously.
Tilawah Division's Objectives 
  1. To produce students who can recite the Holy Quran in a correct way based on the tajwid discipline. This is to ensure that students attain an acceptable reading standard as the recitation of the Holy Prophet PBUH transmitted by Hafs `An `Asim.
  2. To produce students who can memorize surahs from Holy Al-Qurans) for the daily ibadah which are needed for prayers or to become an imam in solat.
  3. To produce graduates who are able to recite the Holy Quran correctly and smoothly based on the rules of tajwid.