Reciting the Quran

The Art of Reciting the Quran

The art of reciting the Quran, also known as Tajwid, is one of the most important skills in Islam. Not only does it provide us with meanings of the verses, but it also helps us remember and feel the meaning of each sentence and passage on an emotional level. For example, when reading Qur’an Kareem, we are able to appreciate each word and its rightful place in our hearts because we have learned to pronounce it correctly.

Benefits of Tajwid for Readers

One might think that Tajwid is only beneficial to those who wish to compete in recitation and memorization contests, but it has its benefits for all readers. It makes recitation easier, helps you stay more focused on meanings during your reading, and teaches proper ways of pronouncing letters so your speech doesn’t become garbled or hard to understand. It’s also a great tool for improving your vocabulary. By becoming fluent in different methods of reading individual letters or groups of letters within a word, you’ll be able to recognize words instantly no matter how they are written or pronounced elsewhere in their forms. Not to mention that improving your Tajweed skills will keep you from getting tongue-tied when trying to recite difficult surahs or ayat.

Rules & Points about Al-lām (ألام)

The first sound we want to discuss is al-lām ( ا ) which is an easy letter to master. Start by placing your tongue on your lower front teeth. Your tongue should be a little bit above your lower front teeth but not too far forward where you could damage it with excessive pressure. Next, roll your tongue up to press against the roof of your mouth and then drop it down quickly and suddenly to pronounce al-lām ( ا ). Remember, it’s pronounced all in one quick motion from start to finish.

Points & Rules about Qaf (قاف)

In all meem (م) letters, if there is a fatHah (فتحة), then in qaf (قاف) it should be pronounced as an e letter. So you should pronounce it like meen. If there isn’t any fatHah in any letter that comes before Meem, then pronounce qaf (قاف) as q in case of singular and like k sound in case of plural Meems. And when reciting dual meem, pronounce its qaf (قاف) as a g letter.

Points & Rules about Alif (ألف)

Alif has a lot of rules. It is not easy to memorize it but once you memorize it, then your recitation will be more comfortable and much beautiful. Alif represents Allah and that’s why we should put effort in pronouncing it correctly. At Islamexplained we offer courses which are very simple and easy to understand so that our students don’t get confused while learning Tajweed rules. We also have variety of teaching medium like videos, graphics etc which makes our lessons unique and understandable for everyone.

What is hamzah (حمزة)?

The letter hamzah is a glottal stop, which means it is made by blocking and then releasing breath. The technical name for hamzah in Arabic is hamza al-wasl (حمزة الوسّل) or hamza al-watad (حمزة الوتد). Hamzah occurs in a word when it ends in either a vowel or a diphthong (i.e., combinations of two vowels). When reading words that end with vowels, they must be followed by one or two hamzahs – depending on which class of vowels they belong to.

Pointers on how to keep a rhythm while reading Arabic Qur’an

The first thing to remember is that Quran recitation is more art than science. In learning tajweed, you are learning an art. However, just like any other skill, in order to become proficient you must learn and practice certain things. The following tips will help beginners keep a correct rhythm in reading Arabic

Conclusion and Tips

The art of reciting and memorizing is not an easy task, there are many reasons why so few can master it and only a selected few. Some could be traced to their attitude towards excellence and some to a lack of interest in mastering it while others may have health or environmental issues. Still others might not be able to dedicate enough time to do it right. If you think you’ve got what it takes then keep practicing until perfection is attained and if you don’t then seek help from those who can. We offer other courses like Translation, besides Tajweed and Reading Courses. We at UmmAlQura University offer Tajweed course, a unique program taught by world renown teachers such as: 1- Dr.

Who wrote Yassarnal Quran?

One of Imam As-Sajjad’s students wrote a book based on what his master taught him on Tajweed and its rules. The book is called Yassarnal-Quran which means the Treatise in Clarifying Al-Qur’an. This text is a favorite for most memorizers, especially those who study under Iranian scholars due to its detail, authenticity and relation to other books. The author does not quote any authority or tradition except when he narrates a narration with his chain of authorities because it relates directly to what he is writing about; otherwise he quotes no one except in brief explanatory notes when writing about rare difficult words that are contrary to how they are usually read and what they usually mean.

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