Modes Of Recitation

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Modes of Recitation

There are three modes of recitation:

    1. 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). Tahqeeq style is that we listen from Egypt Qari’s like Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad etc
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      (Example of Tahqeeq Mode)
    2. Hadr, rapidity:Rapid recitation with a running flow that nevertheless takes into account the rules of tajweed. For Example, as Imam E Kaaba recites in Taraweeh Prayer in Ramazan.
      (Click play icon to listen example of Hadr Mode)
    3. Tadweer, in between: To take a midway course between the tahqeeq and hadr. Example of Tadweer is recitation of Qur’an in Fajr, Maghrib & Isha Prayers.  (Click play icon to listen example of Tadweer Mode)
      The three modes of recitation are permitted for the benefit of the reader, that he may choose what is most suitable for him. They are all included in the meaning of the word ‘tarteel’ as it is mentioned in the Qur’an:

      ‘And recite the Qur’an with tarteel’

      (Surah Muzzammil ;73:4)

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