Achievements

  • The Centre teaches the Tafsir of Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse, Riad al-Tafsir. The Tafsir is broken into four areas of study, namely Asbab al-Nuzool (reasons for revelation), Gharib al-Quran (difficult words with an obscure meaning), Qasas and Ahkaam (stories and laws) and Isharaat and Hikam (wisdom). There are three groups of students who are memorising the Tafsir. (The majority of these women have already memorised the Quran.)  The first group has memorised the Tafsir from Surah Baqarah to Surah Al-A’raf. The second group has memorised from Surah Al-An’am to Surah Yunus and the third group has memorised from Surah Ya-Sin to Surah Dukhan.
  • Two students (now teachers) has an Ijaazah in Quran (a permission to teach with a chain to the Prophet Muhammad (SallallahuAlayhiWa Salam ). Obtaining an ijaazah in Quran, especially in Mauritania, is no easy feat. Besides memorisation of the Quran with tajweed and being able to write the Quran from memory, the student needs to memorise and understand three tajweed texts, as well as text for rasm-al-Quran (the science of writing the Quran) and begin teaching the texts before obtaining an ijazah.
  • Every month, the centre awards a certificate (The Iqra Warqa’ Certificate) to the person who has recited the most Quran per month (the number of hizb [1]
    is recorded). The conditions for this, is that the hizb needs to be recited from memory, with tajweed, and someone needs to listen to the recitation (in order to check correct recitation). This certificate was once awarded to a student who recited 1500 hizb (750 juz) during the month of Ramadan.
  • One remarkable initiative of Shaykh Al-Hajj Mishry, is the school’s 10 year programme for the memorisation of Quran. Every week, students have to memorise ⅛ of a hizb.  This is taught, along with lessons in tajweed, tafsir and fiqh.  The first group of 42 students completed the memorisation of the Quran.  Most of these students are mothers and older women.
  • The centre saw the completion of Quran by their youngest student, age 10, and their oldest student who is over 70 years old.
  • Thus far, numerous students have memorised 1195 lines of poetry of the Maliki Fiqh text, Al-Kafaaf (which has a total of 3763 verses).
  • A group of 40 women have collectively memorised the Mukhatasar Al-Khalil, an advanced book of Maliki Fiqh.
  • Another unique feature of this centre is that it is totally free and is open to anyone who wants to study.

[1]One hizb is the equivalent of a half juz, and hence one juz is the equivalent of two hizb.