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Adrian "Ashir" Kirk

Meet Ustadh Ashir Kirk

Ustadh Adrian “Ashir” Kirk is the founder and Executive Director of Measured Tones Institute of Quran. Born to a convert mother to Islam, he started studying Quran regularly at the age of 10. At 16 years old he dropped out of high school to pursue studies overseas. He studied in Damascus, Syria at Abu Nour Institute for 3 years plus 1 year of private studies, pursued his Quranic studies for another 2 years in Morocco after that and is now continuing his studies in the States. He received Ijaazah in reciting the entire Qurān with Tajwīd in both narrations of Hafs style of recitation of Shātibiyyha and Tayyiba-tun-Nashr. Ustadh Ashir was blessed to receive the Muhammad Ali scholarship to study at Bayan at Chicago Theological Seminary and pursue his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Islamic Chaplaincy. He also owns 2 businesses, currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Muslim Prisoner Project, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing Eid gifts to the children of incarcerated Muslims.

Why Tajweed?

'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honorable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have two rewards." - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

What Subscribers Will Get

1. Group 1-on-1 Training

Although all classes will be in a group, each subscriber will receive 1-on-1 tajweed training that is tailored to their level.

2. All the Rules of Tajweed

Subscribers will learn all the rules of tajweed on an intermediate level, both theory and practice.

3. Weekly Office Hours for Extra Help

Subscribers will get the opportunity to ask questions and receive extra assistance from their instructor twice a week.

3. Full Access to All MTI Courses

Subscribers will have access to all live and pre-recorded courses and workshops.

4. Discounts Discounts Discounts

Subscribers will receive a 30%-50% on all future workshops and intensives, both online and in-person.

5. Exclusive WhatsApp Group

Subscribers will have round-the-clock access to instructors

6. Deep Love ❤️

It is our intention to foster a deep love for the Book of Allaah in each and every one of our students through giving just a taste of what the Quran has to offer on more than just one level.


Yusuf Bautista Testimonial
Yusuf Bautista

I have benefited from my tajweed studies with Ustadth Ashir. Masha Allah, he has helped me fine-tune aspects of my tajweed and I feel that I am improving in ways that help me make corrections when I am not studying with him. His sessions are lively, may Allah preserve him, but what I really appreciate from him is his patience and care for his students. He has helped people who are at a very beginning level that struggle to read, as well as those with knowledge and fluency in tajweed, masha Allah. May Allah bless his work and Measured Tones to allow us to recite the Book of Allah in a beautiful way that pleases Him. Ameen.

Romie Salem
Romie Salem

Ustadh Ashir is simply the best tajweed teacher one can have. tajweed is a serious matter and requires a lot of patience and humility, so what he does to make the endeavor a light-hearted and enjoyable one is nothing short of amazing, ma sha Allah. His great personality, wit, easygoing nature, and just generally fun attitude makes one comfortable, no matter how young or old in age, and removes the awkwardness that can arise from being critiqued. Most importantly, his knowledge of the Book of Allah and how to recite it properly is vast and precise. Ma sha Allah, tabaarak Allah, may Allah preserve our Ustadh Ashir!

Alisha Stegall-Rufai testimonial
Alisha Stegall-Rufai

Being a non-Arab speaker I was initially nervous because I just graduated learning the alphabet before joining the tajweed class. Br. Ashir from the door was very down to earth, and humble. He also had jokes as well, which made class fun and not so strict. Upon learning Reading Fatihah, Br. Ashir would let you say the full verse before he would assist you. I say assist because when he corrects you you don't feel like your doing anything wrong, but that he is guiding you to the right way of reciting. I intend to continue to learn from Br. Ashir and highly recommend his institution as a source of knowledge. May Allah protect and preserve him, his family and grant Baraka in his institution, ameen.