Types of Examinations
The Qur’an (or Hifz) exams will be given using one of the following formats:
Spot-Test: The teacher opens up a random part from the student’s memorized portions, and the student must be able to read the length of at least five (5) lines from that point.
5-Juz’ Test: The student must recite 5 juz’ within the span of six (6) school days.
10-Juz’ Test: The student must recite 10 juz’ within the span of eight (8) school days.
15-Juz’ Test: The student must recite 15 juz’ within the span of ten (10) days, normally beginning from any day other than a Monday.
20-Juz’ Test: The student must recite 20 juz’ within the span of twelve (12) school days.
25-Juz’ Test: The student must recite 25 juz’ within the span of fourteen (14) school days.
30-Juz’ Test: The student must recite the entire Qur’an within the span of fifteen (15) school days.
Final Hifz Exam: The student must recite the entire Qur’an within the span of six (6) school days.
Tajweed exams are given periodically as the student learns more aspects of the science. The final exam contains a written and oral portion.
The areas covered in the exams include identification of the makharij (points of articulation), sifat lazimah, and sifat `aridah (e.g., rules of nun sakin & tanwin, rules of ra’, rules of madd).
Students must be able show proficiency in their knowledge and application of the rules of tajweed.
Introductory Fiqh exam
Students of CJIIS must demonstrate that they are able to lead Salah with practical knowledge of all necessary rules and regulations relating to the Salah.
This includes (but is not limited to) the complete method of wudu’, nullifiers of wudu’, conditions and integrals of Salah, rules of Sujud al-Sahw, and rules regarding imamah (leading the Salah).