“Iqlab”(Flipping)

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What is“الإقلاب“ “Iqlab”(Flipping) (meaning? And what is Iqlab in Tajweed, what is Iqlab only letter? When you usually listen to the Noble Qur’an recitation, delighted with the reciter’s voice, but his pronunciation sometimes stops you when reciting God’sthe Almighty saying:“ He said, “وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ الصُّدُورِ”  “waAllahuAAaleemunbithatialssudoori”(And God is All-Knowing of the heart’s heart .) […]

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 […]

Qalqalah Kubra and Qalqalah Sughra

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What is the Echo (Al –Qalqalah/  القلقلة ), what are its types? What are Qalqalah Kubra and  QalqalahSughra ? Al –Qalqalah, in particular, I feel the beauty of the Arabic in it,  if you meditate on the vocabulary, and pronounce it, you will feel its meaning without long explanation. Qalqalah means that there is some […]

Beginner Tips For Learning Tajweed

Beginner Tips For Learning Tajweed

Reading and reciting the Quran is an essential aspect of devout Muslim culture. The Book of Allah contains a lot of valuable information regarding this life and the next. Its word is a tool of guidance and voice of reason. When learning to recite the Quran, the rules for proper pronunciation — or Tajweed — […]

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 […]

Tajweed: The Foundations

Tajweed: The Foundations

Tajweed is to give every letter it’s right and pronounce it from the correct place in the  mouth/nose/throat. The word itself means “to make better” In Tajweed there is “fard kifaayah“[1], where not all people must know a certain rule. Example of this in Islam is the prayer of the dead. “Fard ayn“[2] is compulsory […]

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 […]

Sifaatul Huroof Pt 2

Sifaatul Huroof Pt 2

This post wraps upsifaatulhuroofby noting the definition ofsifaatul‘aaridah, as well as pointing out some important notes.   Sifaatul ‘Aaridah as briefly discussed in the previous post, is translated to ‘redundant characteristics’. A sifah ‘aaridah is that characteristic which “adds to” or “completes” a letter, such that if it were to be removed from it, it would not affect the actual letter; it […]