Noon Sakinah and Tanween

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Rulings on  the Noon Sakinah andTanween : Allah The Almighty said: “And recite the Qur’an with a chant”, i.e., do not rush to read the Qur’an, but rather read it slowly and clearly while reflecting on the meanings Allah Almighty revealed the Noble Qur’an to Our Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, and commanded him to recite its […]

How To Learn The Quran Fast

How To Learn The Quran Fast

If you’ve decided to commit more time to the study of the Quran, you are in good company. Muslims realize that the holy Quran is the most important book in Islam. It contains the laws provided by God that Muslims are to follow as well as stories of creation. Reading, memorizing and reciting the Quran […]

Understanding Quran Word by Word

Understanding Quran Word by Word

There is no more important book to Muslims than the Quran. The Quran includes the stories of creation and the divine laws that Muslims are called to follow. In addition, the holy book helps preserve the Arabic language. Learning to understand the Quran word by word can help deepen your Muslim faith and foster a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Levels Of Tafkheem: Pt 2

Levels Of Tafkheem: Pt 2

As with all personalities, letters can sometimes be strong and buff, and sometimes silken soft. Let’s find out what agitates these letters, and what keeps them as sweet as buttercups…   In the previous post, we studied letters that are always mufakham (always said with tafkheem). This post hones in on the letters which are sometimes mufakham, and sometimes muraqqaq (not […]

Levels Of Tafkheem: Pt 1

Levels Of Tafkheem: Pt 1

Sometimes we can forget the numbers and fatten up…. not the waistline, I mean the seven letters of isti‘laa’… and the only way to do that is by using some tafkheem thickshakes… they’re deliciously guilt free!   In continuation from the previous posts about the characteristics of the letters, tafkheem is a sifah ‘aaridah (redundant characteristic).   Tafkheem ( تفخيم ) means ‘fatness’ or ‘thickness’ added […]

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 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 […]

Hamzatul Wasl: Exceptions We Take For Granted

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I’ve put together a few extra notes about hamzatul wasl that are worth remembering and noting. Many take these notes for granted, others don’t even know them. Just before I begin, I want to point out that some of these rules are heavily based on the Arabic grammar (which I won’t cover), or they relate […]