Madrasah As-Soabereen strives to achieve excellence in its pupils’ Quranic recitation and memorization. As part of its effort to continuously improve pupils’ recitation, a specialized team Ustazahs work on the following areas to provide rigorous trainings:
-Integrating within curriculum, the teaching and learning of Tajweed
-Organizing annual competitions, with a range of categories, for pupils to compete accordingly
-Conducting focused group trainings; on voice modulation and breath control
-Devising and executing extra recital lessons to hone good recitation skills, via drills and practices
Madrasah As-Soabereen has come a long way in establishing such a rigorous training platform that allows pupils to hone and further develop their recitation skills.
Since the inception of Madrasah As-Soabereen in 2004, recital competitions were uncommon. However, in 2006, the recital competition that was organised saw pupils competing amongst themselves within their own respective classes. This was seen as stepping stone to identify talented pupils and maximize their potential. As the years progressed, the standard of recitation slowly improved. Eventually, competitive competitions, either amongst various classes and/or across Bishan and Yishun, became an annual affair since 2009.
The annual competitive competitions motivated repeated participants to be inclined in their Quranic recitation, raising the standards yearly. As a result, this inspired the new participants in the respective years’ competition to hone their Quranic recitations, so as to meet the annually rising standards.
Consequently, extra training lessons were put in place, to ensure that pupils had continual recitation practise to hone their recitals. In the early years from 2009, such extra classes saw a class size of barely 20 pupils. Furthermore, we lacked trainers who could recite well enough to train the kids. Conversely, as the Madrasah progressed and more talented pupils were groomed, the number of trainers increased and classes have either doubled or even tripled, today. Now, we have many pupils who are keen to improve their Quranic recitation by learning to incorporate melody, accurate pronunciation and application of Tajweed rules.
Alhamdulilah, we would like to extend our gratitude to all the ustazahs who have mentored the pupils and also the parents who had taken time to conscientiously push the children at home and support them in the development towards Quran recitations. This indeed has allowed the Quranic recital growth and improvement amongst pupils. In Sha Allah, we hope to groom our future generations to be Qaris and Qariahs who recite the Quran in a melodious manner for the sake of Allah and apply it in their lives.