Full-time Programme

Class Times:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 12pm
Commencing September 2022


Abu Zahra Foundation

Devonshire Street, Keighley, BD21 2BL

Why memorise the Qur’an?

Memorisation of the Qur’an has been the bedrock of an Islamic education since the early centuries of Islam. The great scholars of the Islamic civilisation would begin their journey of sacred knowledge by committing the Word of God to memory in its entirety. With the commencement of Abu Zahra Foundation’s Qur’an Memorisation Academy, it is our aim to bring this tradition alive again in our community for young boys and girls to experience this time-honoured tradition.

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: ‘The Qur’an will come on the Day of Resurrection like a pale man saying to its companion, “Do you recognise me? I am the one who made you stay up at night and made you thirsty during the day…” Then he will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and a crown of dignity will be placed upon his head, and his parents will be clothed with garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “O Lord, how did we earn this.” It will be said to them, “Because you taught your child the Qur’an.”’”

Unique features of the Programme

This will be a unique programme allowing the student to complete the memorisation of the Qur’an in a short period of time. It will combine the best practice of the traditional Arab system of memorisation which focuses heavily on takrār (group repetition) placing great emphasis on correct pronunciation (tajwīd) and the Indian Subcontinent method of murāji’ah (consistent review). This will produce memorisers of the Qur’an with clarity and precision in recitation as well as excellent retention, in sha’ Allah.

Class size will be small to maximise student-teacher interaction. On-going parent consultation and feedback will ensure that students excel in achieving their daily targets for memorisation.

Programme Teacher

Shaykh Muhammad Shu’ayr, an al-Azhar trained, master reciter, will teach the programme. He has vast teaching experience, engaging students of all ages and abilities.


Programme requirements

Open to boys and girls aged 16+

Home-schooled children will also be considered

Students who have part-memorised the Qur’an are also welcome to apply


£1500 per year; weekly or monthly payment option available


Limited places – please complete the form using the “register” tab above

Entrance Test

Students will go through an informal entrance interview to ascertain suitability for the course

Madrasa Calendar

September 2022 to August 2023 (42 weeks) – Download Full Calendar Here

Other Information

We recognise that memorising the Qur’an is a huge commitment and, as such, significant time (minimum two hours) will be required outside of class time to progress successfully in this programme. We believe a student, with sustained effort, should be able to complete the Qur’an in 24 months, in sha’ Allah. 

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