When we are thinking about learning Quran Reading With Tajweed rules, the first question that comes to mind is why it is important to read the Holy Quran with Tajweed. Every language can be said to be spoken correctly only when it is following the way of the people of the language. Since the Holy Qur’an is in Arabic, it is necessary to read it according to the method of the Arabs.
If the letters are not recited according to their method, the Arabicness of the Qur’an will not remain or else the meaning will be created against the words of Allah Almighty. For example, when we don’t read the letter ‘qaaf’ with tajwid the meaning we get is:
“Qalb” means heart [when Qaaf is pronounced heavy], and “Kulb” means dog [when Qaaf is pronounced light]. One thing we should also know is that meaning is also corrupted by the distortion of letters. Allah Almighty says:
وَرَتِّلِ ٱلْقُرْءَانَ تَرْتِيلًا ٤
TRANSLATION: “And recite the Quran ˹properly˺ in a measured way.” [Reference: Al Muzammil: 3]
حَسِّنُو الْقُرْآنَ بِاَصْوَاتِکُمْ فَاِنَّ الصَّوْتَ الْحَسَنَ یَزِیْدُالْقُرْاٰنَ حُسْنًا
Al-Barā’ bin ‘Āzib told that he heard the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) say, “Beautify the Qur’ān with your voices, for the beautiful voice increases the beauty of the Qur’ān.” [Reference: ]Mishkat al-Masabih hadith#2208]
“ زَيِّنُوا الْقُرْآنَ بِأَصْوَاتِكُمْ ”
It was narrated that Abu Bara’ said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Make your voices beautiful when you recite Quran.'”
HOW THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH (ﷺ) HAS RECITED THE QURAN?
I asked Anas bin Malik about the recitation of the Prophet. He said, “He used to pray long (certain sounds) very much. [Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 5045]
Anas was asked, “How was the recitation (of the Qur’an) of the Prophet?’ He replied, “It was characterized by the prolongation of certain sounds.” He then recited: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful prolonging the pronunciation of ‘In the Name of Allah, ‘the Most Beneficent,’ and ‘the Most Merciful. [Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 5046]
Table of Contents
- 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF QURAN READING WITH TAJWEED RULES
- 2 THE LANGUAGE OF THE QURAN:
- 3 THE NECESSITY OF QURAN READING WITH TAJWID RULES
- 4 Some important rules of Tajweed
- 5 – HOW TO READ QURAN WITH TAJWID (IN A MEASURED WAY)?
- 6 – WHAT IF WE DON’T READ QURAN WITH TAJWID RULES?
- 7 CORRECTED RECITATION FORMS TO LEARN QURAN WITH TAJWID RULES
THE IMPORTANCE OF QURAN READING WITH TAJWEED RULES
The Quran is the word of Allah Almighty, the greatest miracle of the Messenger of God, the book of guidance, and the law of life. Allah Almighty has taken the responsibility of protecting the meanings of his words.
إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا ٱلذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُۥ لَحَـٰفِظُونَ ٩
TRANSLATION: “It is certainly We Who have revealed the Reminder, and it is certainly We Who will preserve it.” [Reference: Al Hijr 9]
There has been no change in any movement and we believe that the Qur’an will remain safe until the Day of Resurrection. Because the Qur’an is not only a religious book; Rather, it is the law of life for all humanity, it is a sacred and noble word.
It is a human rule that the more important and dignified the thing is, the more its manners and rights are, according to its glory, it must have respect and importance. The Holy Qur’an is the word of God, its position and status are beyond human scope, so the full payment of the rights and status of this book is beyond the power of the common people.
However, it has many outward and inward manners and rights, the concession of which will make the reading of this book easier. This is the word of Allah, and what would be more joyous for every lover than to get joy from the word of Allah, and be blessed with the happiness of Allah Almighty? And Allah is also so appreciative that He listens to the recitation of a reciter with the greatest attention.
The first right regarding the Qur’an is to read it with a pleasant melody, try to read it in an Arabic accent, not create a song form, and read it with full interest. The excellence of the words of the Qur’an and the eloquent style of the verses of the Qur’an inevitably affect nature.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE QURAN:
And since the language in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed (Arabic) is the oldest and most widespread language in the world. There is great delicacy in its words and letters, but there is also some bitterness and it has a serious and noble nature and pure taste. Therefore, it is not very easy to tolerate its delicacy, to render its words. Pronouncing words and phrases correctly requires constant practice and practice for a non-native speaker. Therefore, in the recitation of the Qur’an, it is very important to read the letters properly, pronounce each word correctly, consider the inflection and intensity of the words, and observe the necessary rules of tajweed and the exclusionary attributes.
THE NECESSITY OF QURAN READING WITH TAJWID RULES
To obtain beneficial rewards from the Book of Allah, a necessary knowledge is the knowledge of Tajweed and Qiraat. And this art has also become honorable and worthy of greatness from the point of view that it is directly related to the words of the Qur’an. This knowledge gained a lot of importance in Islamic sciences. From the earliest times until now, there have been those who served this knowledge and nurtured it in every era. And they continued to fulfill this obligation on behalf of the entire Ummah.
The literal meaning of “Tajweed” is praise and excellence, and “Tarteel” means to read it with proper rules. Here is the conclusion of the art of Tajweed: “The way the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon Him), the way He read it to the Companions, how He recited it, and how the Companions learned from Him and recited it, and the way Qur’an has been transmitted to us from the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon Him) and is being recited from generation to generation in the whole world with frequency and continuity.
Some important rules of Tajweed
– HOW TO READ QURAN WITH TAJWID (IN A MEASURED WAY)?
We should read Quran in a measured way. What is meant by ‘measured way’ is that every letter, vowel, and attribute should be recited with proper pronunciation, otherwise, the voice will not be pronounced clearly and it will be considered non-Arabic. Each letter should be pronounced with its attributes so that the sound of each letter is completely separate from the other.
Commentary on Tarteel According to the sayings of Hazrat Ali (R.A.): if one reads the letters with tajweed and knows the intervals, then the Holy Quran will be recited from Tarteel. For such recitation, good deeds and rewards will be bestowed by God.
– WHAT IF WE DON’T READ QURAN WITH TAJWID RULES?
Many people recite the Qur’an in such a state that the Qur’an curses them. This is a common hadith that includes the following three groups:
Those who misread the letters
Those who do not follow the Qur’an
Those who change the meaning and interpretation of the Quran
Reciting in a good voice and a better manner as far as possible is indeed recommended and desirable. But if a person is not able to recite the correct recitation despite his best efforts, then Allah will accept his apology. And Allah will reward double for this effort.
CORRECTED RECITATION FORMS TO LEARN QURAN WITH TAJWID RULES
The most effective form of correcting the Qur’an in the present era is to read the Qur’an with a good scholar who reads the Qur’an correctly and beautifully. A good Quran teacher will help you a lot to read Quran correctly and make your mistakes clear through proper sessions.
The correct recitation of the Qur’an and the correct pronunciation of the letters are very easy. Scholars and readers have written books on tajweed in a simple and public manner. By using this it is possible to correct the letters very easily.
There are a lot of Qur’an correcting circles and assemblies that are established in different areas. By connecting with them, you can fulfill this important responsibility of learning the Quran with tajwid.
In this era of an abundance of resources and inventions, nothing has been difficult to learn. Very easily, people get the knowledge they need, even become experts in different languages and dialects under their own goals, so why can’t take these things to learn Quran with proper tajwid?
Otherwise, the easiest and most effective way is to correct the pronunciation of letters through the exercises of “Noorani Qaida“.
The recitation of different imams and the complete Quran in their voice is available on mobile phones and the net. If you try to read it like this by freeing a little time every day, it will prove to be a good and useful initiative.