Quran With Tajweed

Tajweed is an Arabic word meaning proper pronunciation during quran recitation, as well as recitation at a moderate speed. It is a set of rules which govern how the quran should be read. It is derived from the trilateral root j-w-d, meaning to make well, make better, or improve. It is required by fard. There are seven schools of tajwid, the most popular school being the school of Hafs.

Rules of Tajweed

Manners of the heart

  • One should understand that the quran is not the word of man.
  • The reader should throw away all other thoughts.
  • One should understand the meaning.
  • One should be humble.
  • One should feel that every message in the Quran is meant personally for himself or herself.
  • One should understand the proper pronunciation of Arabic alphabet.

 

External Manners

  • One should be vigilant of the purity of body, clothes, and place.
  • One is encouraged to face the Qiblah.
  • One should stop at a verse of warning and seeking protection with Allah.
  • One should stop at a verse of mercy and asking Allah for mercy.
  • One should use pure classical Arabic pronunciation, without foreign or dialectic influence.
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