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Learn to Read the Quran - Online Tajweed

The need to recite the Quran proper manner cannot be overemphasized. The following ayat of the Quran in sura Muzammil is an example of its importance


وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْءَانَ تَرْتِيلاً


'And recite the Qur'an in slow measured rhythmic tone'(Al Qur'an ; 73:4)


The Arabic word translated as 'slow, measured rythmic' is TARTEEL. The tafseer of the above ayat according to Ibn Kathir is

'recite the Qur'an slowly, making the letters clear, for this is an assistance in understanding and pondering the meaning of the Qur'an.'


Tajweed is an Arabic word meaning correct pronunciation during recitation. It is a set of rules which dictate how the Qur'an should be read. It comes from the root word 'ja-wa-da' meaning to make well, make better or improve.


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Why the need for tajweed rules?


When Islam was being spread (and it did so at a very fast pace and to non-Arab speaking countries) not everyone's tongue was accustomed to the Arabic letters and sounds. Thus, when reciting the Qur'an, a lot of errors and distortion occurred; this raised the concerns of the Muslim scholars.


It was at this point that some of them recorded the rules and foundations that regulate the correct pronunciation of Qur'an, and they named this the Science of Tajweed.

The rules were not made up by these Scholars. In fact, all they did was closely observe the perfect readers who read as they were taught by the Prophet ( ) and wrote down for later generations the rules of recitation of the earlier generations.


From the outset, Tajweed was a Science that could not learnt only from a book, a tutor was needed who could listen to the student and teach the art of reciting the Quran.

The most important part of Tajweed is learning about correct positions of the organs of speech and the manner of articulation. The Qur'an can lose its meaning if the letters are not pronounced correctly.


e.g. كلب = Dog قلب = Heart


The first letters are similar in pronunciation, but if not pronounced correctly will change the word/meaning completely as can be seen from the above example.


Tajweed is not intended to be about just learning rules and committing them to memory, but rather the correct application of those rules while reciting the Qur'an.


When 'tajweed' is observed, the reading will flow smoothly and eloquently. The reader will also be sure he is following the holy Prophet's (PEACE BE UPON HIM) example by reciting the Qur'an just as the Prophet (PEACE BE UPON HIM) did and just as it was revealed to him - InshaAllah. Failure to adhere to those rules may result in an unacceptable manner of reading, altering the entire meaning of the words and making one guilty of the unintentional utterance of the words of disbelief (kufr). Incorrect recital of the Qur'an constitutes

LAHNwhich may deprive the reader of any reward in the Hereafter, and Allah (PEACE BE UPON HIM) Knows Best.


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