Benefits of learning Tajweed

 The linguistic meaning of Tajweed is (to beautify something).
The technical meaning of Tajweed is (to give every letter its right with its description and its origination)

Benefits of learning Tajweed
The benefits of learning Tajweed are many as reflected in some of the following hadeeth:
 • The reciters of the Quran will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels

Reciting the Qur’an melodiously

Reciting the Qur’an melodiously
The Prophet (PBUH) used to recite the Qur’an in slow, measured, rhythmic tones as Allah had instructed him, not hurriedly, but rather “he would recite a surah in such slow rhythmic tones that it would be longer than it would seem possible.”
He would stop at the end of each verse
He commanded people to recite in a beautiful voice.
He said “Beautify the Qur’an with your voices and he said “He who does not recite the Qur’an in a pleasant tone is not of us.”

Helpful Tips towards learning Tajweed 4

Helpful Tips towards learning Tajweed
 * You must find a Quran teacher who has studied Tajweed to listen to your recitation and correct you.
Tajweed cannot merely be learnt from books, because the movements of your mouth as well as the sounds are important and only a teacher can correct you and make sure you are applying the rules correctly.
Quran recitation is a science which was passed down generation by generation through teachers not just books, with a direct line to the Prophet pbuh.

Mistakes in Tajweed 3

 Mistakes in Tajweed:

The scholars have divided the types of mistakes one might fall into when reciting the Quran into two types:

 1.     Clear mistakes[ Lahn Jalee ]
 2.    Unobvious (hidden) mistakes [ Lahn Khafee  ].
1.     Clear mistakes[ Lahn Jalee ]

Means that the error is clear and obvious like the sun.
Lahn Jalee is haraam and to do so intentionally can plunge into the act of a major Sin, so much that it can lead one to the brink of kufr.

The obligation of Tajweed 2

 The obligation of Tajweed

The ruling of reading with
Ibin Al-Jazaree : the great Quran and Hadeeth scholar of the 9th Century (Hijri) says in his famous poem
detailing the rules of Tajweed:
And applying Tajweed is an issue of absolute necessity, whoever doesn’t apply Tajweed to the Quran
then a sinner is he.”
He regarded it as an obligation 
and he regarded leaving it as a sin.
And the majority of scholars agree that applying the Tajweed rules of Quran are an individual obligation upon every Muslim who has memorized or read part of or all of the Quran.
That is because the Quran was revealed with the Tajweed rules applied to it and the Prophet (SAW) recited it back to Jibreel in that way and the Companions of the Prophet (SAW) read it in that way, so it is an established Sunnah.

The obligation of Tajweed 
The proofs that the scholars bring to show the obligation of Tajweed is that Allah says in the Qur’an:
وَرَتِّل اْلْقُرْءانَ تَرْتِيلاً    (4) المُزمل

Tajweed Introduction 1


What is Tajweed?
The word Tajweed linguistically means
‘proficiency’ or ‘doing something well’.
When applied to the Qur’an, it means giving each letter of the Qur’an its rights and dues of characteristics when we recite the Qur’an and observing the rules that apply to those letters in different situations.

We give the letters their rights by observing the essential characteristics of each letter that never leave it.
And we give them their dues by observing the characteristics of each letter that are present in them some of the time and not present at other times.

Noon Saakinah and Tanween

Noon Saakinah and Tanween

Noon saakinah is a noon free from any vowel .  It remains unchanged in its written form and as well as in pronunciation when continuing to read after it and when stopping on it.

Noon saakinah occurs in nouns and verbs in the middle of the word and at the end of the word, and occurs in prepositions and particles only at the end of the word.  The noon saakinah can have a sukoon on it, as in : , or can be written with no vowel on it, as in : .  Either way, it is considered a noon saakinah

The tanween is a term for an extra noon saakinah not used for emphasis, found at the end of nouns when continuing the reading, but absent from the noun in the written form (the noon of the tanween is pronounced but not written), and abandoned in pronunciation when stopping.  
The tanween can be accompanying a fathah, a dhammah, or a kasrah, as in: .  

What are common mistakes in Tajweed

What are common mistakes in Tajweed ?

The most common mistakes are in the letters themselves, meaning using the wrong articulation point for a letter, as well as improper timing of vowels (i.e. lengthening a vowel longer than one vowel count), and natural lengthenings (making them shorter than they should be).  Each vowel over a letter receives one count.  So a dhammah receives the same timing as a kasrah, as does a fath, as long as these letters are not followed by the medd letters (alif ; or a ya' with no vowel preceded by a kasrah,                                   
or wow with no vowel preceded by a dhammah).                     
Medd letters have two vowel counts if they are not followed by a hamzah or a sukoon. 
In this word, each vowel is equal in timing to the next; in other words, this word would have three vowel counts to it.  We can notice that there are no medd letters in this word, so there is no elongation of the vowels.
 This word also has each vowel equal in timing to the next, or three vowel counts. Again, there are no medd letters here, so there is no elongation of the vowels.  In summary, the timing for the first word above is equal to the second word, even though there are different vowels used.   
All vowels, as stated above, have equal timing in length.  This is not true for letters without vowels, or saakin letters.  The timings of saakin letters vary depending on their characteristics.  The difference is in not a great length of time, though.  For the time being we will not be discussing medd letters, but will return to them later. Saakin letters are divided into three groups when determining their timing.  The three groups are:

Musab ibn Umayr

Musab ibn Umayr   
Musab ibn Umayr was born and grew up in the lap of affluence and luxury.
His rich parents lavished a great deal of care and attention on him.
He wore the most expensive clothes and the most stylish shoes of his time.

Salahuddin Ayyubi

Salahuddin Ayyubi

Born in Tikrit, Iraq, Saladin, his Arabic name is Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyubi.
After Saladin's uncles' death in 1174, Saladin became the khalifah.
Following the surrender of Damascus (1174), H alab ( Aleppo ) (1183), and Mosul (1186), numerous Muslim armies, allied under Saladin's command.
Uniting their forces, they planned a decisive attack on Muslim area battle of Hittin took place and the Muslims won under the leadership of Saladin.
Saladin treated the prisoners with tolerance.
In 1187 CE, Saladin conquered Jerusalem .
On Friday 27th Rajab 583 AH, Saladin entered Jerusalem .
After entering the city they went straight to the Mosque and cleaned it.
Then for the first time in more then 80 years, the people of Jerusalem heard the Azan (call of prayer) from Al Aqsa Mosque.

Aishah -may Allah be pleased with her

Aishah -may Allah be pleased with her

Wife of the Prophet, mother of the believers, the greatest Muslim woman scholar
T he life of Aishah is proof that a woman can be far more learned than men and that she can be the teacher of scholars and experts.
Her life is also proof that a woman can exert influence over men and women and provide them with inspiration and leadership.
Her life is also proof that the same woman can be totally feminine and be a source of pleasure, joy and comfort to her husband.
She did not graduate from any university there were no universities as such in her day.

Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas

Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas 

Desert after desert separates the town from the rest of the world.
During the day, the heat of the sun is unbearable and the nights are still and lonely.
No government rules and  there is no religion to guide people, except one which promotes the worship of stone idols.
In the town lives a young man who has not seen twenty summers.
He is short, well built, and has a very heavy crop of hair.
People compare him to a young lion.
He comes from a rich and noble family.
He is very attached to his parents and is particularly fond of his mother.
One morning at about this time in his life, Abu Bakr (RA) came up and spoke softly to him.
He explained that Muhammad bin 'Abdullaah (SAW) had received Revelation and was sent with the religion of guidance and truth.

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf   

He was one of the first eight persons to accept Islam.
He was one of the ten persons (al-asharatu-l mubashshirin) who were assured of entering Paradise .
He was one of the six persons chosen by Umar to form the council of shura to choose the Khalifah after his death.
His name in Jahiliyyah days was Abu Amr.
But when he accepted Islam the noble Prophet called him Abdur-Rahman - the servant of the Beneficent God.
Abdur-Rahman became a Muslim before the Prophet entered the house of al-Arqam.

Quran Recitation Rules

Quran Recitation Rules

Muslims formally recite the Quran as part of Islamic faith.
They experience Allah's will through recitation and exhibit obedience to Allah.
Reciting the Quran is considered a sacred act of praising Allah.
Islamic law (Shariah) teaches Muslims how to recite the Quran.

Learn a Quran Recitation

Learn a Quran Recitation

The Quran is the holy book of the faith of Islam.
Muslims are encouraged to memorize large amounts of the Quran and apply it to their daily lives.
Recitation before an audience is a great honor to Muslim believers.
Memorizing and delivering passages of a holy script can be daunting, but many people have learned techniques to ease the stress related to such a task.

Learn the Quran Quickly

Learn the Quran Quickly

The importance of the Quran to Muslims cannot be overstated.
Learning the Quran by heart, not only in your native language but in Arabic, is an important part of being a Muslim.
Memorizing the Quran in English is not enough.
The Quran in Arabic is considered the only true version of the Quran.
It can be difficult for English speakers to get used to memorizing the Quran in another language, much less one as dissimilar from English as Arabic.
There are steps you can take to help memorize the suras of the Quran more easily and quickly.

Learn Quranic Arabic

Qur'anic Arabic is amongst the most poetic, and difficult, languages to learn.
Though it shares many traits with Modern Standard Arabic, there are significant differences which are only taught in certain universities

Step  1
Determine your intent.
Arabic can be a difficult language to learn, and Qur'anic Arabic is even more difficult in some cases.
If your intent is to become a scholar of the language in an academic sense (that is, you want to teach it or write about the Qur'an) then you should skip to Step 3
If you are wanting to study the Holy Qur'an in its original Arabic, then there are several ways to achieve this, as outlined below.

Learn Arabic Using the Quran

Arabic is the religious language of Islam, and devout Muslims believe that the Quran, Islam's holy book, can truly be read only in Arabic.
Many Muslims desire to read the Quran in its original Classical Arabic.
The Quran is the prime literary source for Classical Arabic, so it is possible to learn Classical Arabic using the holy book as your primary text.
Along with a dictionary and grammatical explanations, you can learn to read the classical Arabic of the Quran.
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Learn Quran With Tajweed

The Quran is the holy book in Islam.
It is believed to be the word of Allah revealed to the Archangel Jibrael and passed to the Prophet Mohammed over fourteen hundred years ago, its recitation is required to be taken seriously.
The word "Tajweed" refers to the art of reciting the Quran whilst observing the correct pronunciation of each and every letter, and applying the rules and characteristics which govern the letters.


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