Encouraging Muslims of all ages to develop a love for the Qur'an by learning how to read, recite, memorize, and understand the Qur'an is the main objective of the Qur'an Institute.


Whether reading Qur'an by itself, reciting it in prayer, or memorizing it - every Muslim has the duty to learn to recite the words of Allah properly without making mistakes that may result in changing the meaning. For this reason, Qur'an Institute has a strong emphasis on pronunciation. 

The better your recitation is, the more you will enjoy it. We hope to help you achieve this enjoyment and serve as a beacon to connect your heart with the Qur'an. The program is well-equipped to produce huffāth and training Qur'an teachers who can graduate to teach others in the community.

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All you need to join QI is a desire to learn how to read the Qur'an with proper pronunciation. You do not need to know the Arabic alphabet.

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QI strives to maintain quality. Our program thrives on individual instruction, so we keep class sizes small.

We recommend that students practice daily in order to progress and excel.

We recommend modest and loose clothing for boys and girls. Girls are highly encouraged to wear a headscarf.


One of the main objectives of Qur'an Institute is to inculcate a love of the Qur'an in the hearts of our students. In addition to making the in-class experience as positive as possible with sticker charts, gifts, and smiles, we also host: 

  • Annual field trips
  • Eid gatherings 
  • Annual celebration in recognition of students who have achieved important milestones such as finishing their Qai'da book or memorizing a certain portion of the Qur'an
  • Annual Qur'an competition in Ramadan for students of all ages and levels.

From children to teenagers, working professionals to mothers and fathers, and advanced hifth students, Qur'an Institute (QI) serves more than 200 students of all ages and levels.

By the blessings and mercy of Allah, QI launched in 2009 as a Monday/Wednesday after-school program with only eight students. Initially held twice a week, the Qur'an reading and pronunciation program expanded to three days a week, with occasional classes on tajweed theory. 

In 2010, we added an evening hifth-exclusive program for advanced students. In 2013, we started a word-for-word translation class, Understand the Qur'an taught by Dr. Nasreen Khan. QI also offers a unique Teachers Training course taught by Ustatha Badia Khazaal, in which current and aspiring teachers study tajweed in depth, practice its application, and learn effective teaching strategies.


Ustādha Badia Khazaal has been a Qur'ān reading, pronunciation, and memorization teacher across Southern California for more than 20 years. Her ijāzahs in Qur'ānic recitation connect her to the shortest chains of transmission in the world. Her teachers include Shaykh Khaled Barakat, Shaykhah Rehab Shuqaiqi (Dr. Ayman Suwayd's wife), Shaykh Moheb, Shaykh Muhammad Yunus al-Ghalbaan, Shaykh Hasan Abunar, and many others. She also received a special certificate of recognition for her recitation from the Shaykh al-Qurra' of Lebanon, Shaykh Bilal Baroudi and the Grand Muftī of Lebanon.

Ustādha Badia currently serves as the head of the Qur'ān Institute at the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim, California where she runs the hifdh program, Qur'an reading classes for all levels, and teacher training seminars. She also teaches specialized courses in advanced tajwīd topics covering makhārij, ṣifāt, and the explanation of famous Arabic poems related to tajwīd. She is well-known in the area for her expertise in Qur'ānic pronunciation, and she is frequently requested to judge Qur'ān competitions.


"Alhamdulillah, great quality instruction and environment for learning to read and memorize the Quran. May Allah bless the QI team for their efforts. Wholeheartedly recommend it for all ages!"

Umm Sarah


"The one-on-one connection, motivation of seeking knowledge, love and respect between teachers and students, dedication of all, enjoyment of great learning and achievements, encouragement to move forward and so much more that this program has."

Umm Taha


"My son has developed a love for learning the Qur'an. He gets excited when he receives praises from his teacher and presents from the treasure chest. Thank you for QI's dedication, hard work and love they instill in the children."



"I love that QI places a heavy emphasis on proper makharij and tajweed. My children love Qur'an class, mostly due to their loving and encouraging teachers."



"It has really helped me improve my qira'a. SubhanaAllah, the instructors were able to pinpoint mistakes that I would never have been able to notice."

Kareem Zayed


"I love my Quran class, because it helps me get good deeds and finally go to Jennah. I also love it because of the sticker charts, meeting my friends, and the celebrations."


5-year-old Student

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