tajweed Modes

Modes of Recitation There are three modes of recitation: Tahqeeq, precise – methodical:It is the precise, slow recitation that is meticulous and heedful of meaning. It gives each letter, in place and manner, its rightful measure (according to the rules of Tajweed). Hadr, rapidity:Rapid recitation with a running flow that nevertheless takes into account the […]

tajweed letters

Letters and Vowels Introduction The Arabic Alphabet The table shows the letters of the alphabet in their possible states, depending on whether they are isolated or together with other letters in a word. If it is in a word, its form is affected by its position within the word, whether initial, middle or final. This […]

tajweed Intro

  Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah () said to me: “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is […]

tajweed Glossary

Glossary A – F G – K L – S T – Z Basmala      ‘In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful’. Dammah A small apostrophe-like shape written above a letter. It represents a short vowel ‘u’ (like the ‘u’ sound in ‘who’ but only stretched for 1 count). Definite Article This is formed […]

tajweed etiquette

The Etiquette of proper recitation of Qur’an Allah () only accepts deeds that are correct and sincere. A sincere deed is one done for Allah () alone and a correct deed is one done according to the rules of Sharia’ (Islamic law). Therefore a reader should follow certain principles when reciting. The most important rules […]