Benefits Of Learning Tajweed

Benefits Of Learning Tajweed

The Prophet Muhammad lived so long ago that it can be difficult to understand just how much the Arabic language has changed since his life and passing. Indeed, he lived when English was barely a language at the time. It would be totally unrecognizable to people who speak English today. Yet the Arabic language of […]

How to Memorize Quran?

How to Memorize Quran?

Many Muslims believe that memorizing the Holy Quran is hard or impossible. Therefore, I share with you seven tips that will help you memorize the Holy Quran with ease inshalla: Seek Allah’s help. Make duaa and keep asking Allah to help you to memorize it after each prayer. Master first. Master the correct recitation of the Holy […]

Al-Idghaam

Al-Idghaam

Merging two similar things is something we do all the time. We do this when we categorise objects with similar characteristics (using the dominant characteristic as the go-to label) because it’s easier for us in the end to pull out what we need.  Similarly, it’s easier for the tongue to merge two letters, and sound […]

Sifaatul Huroof

Sifaatul Huroof

As we encounter new people in our lives, we pick up on their characteristics, their qualities and way of being. We learn to appreciate or criticise these. In the same way, the letters of tajweed all have rights which we must abide by. They have characteristics, or qualities, most of which we must embrace, and […]

Makhaarij Al-Huroof: Al-Halq

Makhaarij Al-Huroof: Al-Halq

Let’s look deep into ourselves and evaluate our current state. Along the way, do stop and take a look at your throat. Three makhaarij, six letters: your throat’s doing a lot more than you probably thought… Al-Halq: emerging from the throat are six letters. Within the throat, there are three points of articulation. Two letters emerge […]

Preventing Two Saakins: Man’ Iltiqaa’ Al-Saakinayn

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As a child, I was always fascinated by magnets: why two ‘south’ or ‘north’ poles would never ever click with one another. It took a while to understand the reasoning behind it. And as with that, there’s a real wisdom behind this rule which prevents two saakin letters from meeting… This rule has been looked at from […]

The Silent & Pronounced Alif

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Have you ever noticed some people who seem to be present, can also seem to be invisible? Or sometimes they’re loud, and at other times they’re so quiet, they’re not even noticed…? Alif can do the same. Did you ever know? Find out below.. There are seven “alifs” in the Quran that that are sounded when stopping […]

The Cutting Hamzah: Hamzatul Qat’

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Have you ever wondered why the latest and greatest things are referred to as “cutting edge”? Like, cutting edge technology, or cutting edge research… Are there such things as cutting edge words? What about cutting off people in mid-sentence? Mid-word? Is there anything cutting edge enough to do that? Maybe a cutting hamzah…   Hamzatul Qat’[1]: the […]

The Connecting Hamzah: Hamzatul Wasl

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This type of hamzah is that of a complex nature, in that it differs based on a given circumstance. It’s ruling is simple, but the circumstances are many, I will try to cover as many necessary as possible, so that the tajweed rules for hamzatul wasl are as clear as can be! To note as well, I have not […]

Al-Madd Al-‘Aarid Lil Sukoon

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Have you ever been in those situations where an awkward silence is bound to happen? And when it does, it feels as though time stretches tenfold? Check out what happens to this stretchy prolongation when it hits a short silence (sukoon)! Al-Madd Al-‘Aarid Lil Sukoon[1]: temporary prolongation occurs only at the end of an ayah […]