Are there different types of Ijazah – Why is Ijazah important?

Ijazah in Quran Recitation with Tajweed and Ijaza in Quran Memorization/Hifz are 2 separate types of Ijazah. Each one grants its holder certain permission or authority. In this article, we`ll discuss in-depth

What is Ijazah? What are the types of Ijazah? Why It`s important? And how do you get Ijazah?

What is Ijazah?

“Ijazah” or “Ijaza” (Arabic: الإِجازَة)  means “permit”, “permit” or “license”. For Quran studies, it is a certified certificate that authorizes its owners to send and teach Koran readings using Tajwid or Jarza-type Quran memorization. In addition, it gives the owner rights and rights. Permission to authenticate other people with the same authority. So that makes an endless chain of certified Quran narrators.

Ijazah represents a great honor & authority in Islam since the early times of Islam; the student comes to his Sheikh or Imam and sticks with him for 10 years, learns Quran recitation with tajweed from him OR Quran recitation by heart “in case of a Hafiz of the Quran”. Then, the Sheikh (Imam) listens to the student while reading or reciting Quran by heart, corrects him, and the student repeat again until the Sheikh is confident that his student is mastering his own knowledge so he gives him this Ijazah.

The History of The Ijazah/Sanad System

Since the year 100 A.H (700 CE), “Ijazah” is a certification and license authorizing its holder to transmit a certain text or subject of knowledge, issued by a higher religious authority (usually an indirect student of the Prophet Muhammad or a famous Muslim scholar). This unbroken chain of certified transmitters going back to the original author is called “Sanad”.

“Sanad” linguistically means chains, etc., and in a technical sense, it means that  Muslims are connected (by academic descent) to other Muslims. Except in some cases, one is usually granted because one cannot be granted without the other, and the person who is granted Ijazah is called “Musie’s” and is literally called the person who was granted Ijazah.  It is also very important to know that the scholars have decided to give each “and” a “rank” (either a “high sanad” or a “low sanad” rank depending on the particular characteristic). The Ijazah / Sanad system has either “Ijazah” and “Sanad” as well as either high-quality San or low-quality Sanad.

Quran Ijazah Types

There are two main types of Ijazah / Sanad in the Quran. Quran Quotations by Tajweed Ijazah / Quran Hifz1 Ijazah Quran Memorization This type of Ijazah is granted to Quran students. In other words, Quran Recitation Ijazah is a certification that authorizes its holder to teach Quran recitation (reading) and can be awarded by an already certified Imam or scholar (endless chain).

2. Ijazah in Quran Memorization/HifzThis type of Ijazah is granted to Quran students who memorize the Quran perfectly and can recite the whole Quran by heart (without reading from the holy Quran book) without any mistake in front of an Ijazah certified Sheikh or Quran Teacher. In other words, Quran Memorization Ijazah is a certification that authorizes its holder to teach Quran Memorization (Hifz) and can be awarded by an already certified Imam or scholar. The learner obtains this certificate after memorizing the whole Quran very well and reciting it by heart in the presence of the certified tutor.

Importance of Ijazah/Sanad Ijazah/Sanad

played a critical role in transmitting Quran & Islamic knowledge across the ages. It`s one of the major factors that preserved Islamic knowledge from any manipulation or mistakes. As we all know, the Quran is the speech of Allah (SWT) revealed to the last prophet Muhammad (PBUH). So, committing mistakes in its recitation is a sin. If the Quran is transmitted by someone who didn`t master the Quran, it will create a chain of sinners which back to the original sinner who took on himself transmitting the Quran without a right.

Therefore, the Quran Igerza / Sanad is very important, especially for those who become preachers and want to teach the Quran to others. It is not only a great honor and authority but also a great responsibility. In addition, Ijazah is the most famous & Quran certification. For teachers, getting Ijazah means that the Quran students trust to give you the correct Quran and the Quran. Islamic knowledge. How do I get Ijazah? If there is a Quran Sheikh or Teacher holding Ijazah near you, ask him/her to teach you Quran recitation with Tajweed or Quran memorization. And when you are ready, he/she will grant you an Ijazah certificate.

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