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 — […]

What Is The Importance of Tajweed?

What Is The Importance of Tajweed?

The holy Quran is more than a book that sets out the story of creation and the laws that Muslims are to follow. It also guides and preserves the Arabic language, which was used by Allah to transmit His revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims who study the Quran can develop not only a deeper […]

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 […]

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-Khayshoom

Makhaarij Al-Huroof: Al-Khayshoom

Taking in big fresh breaths of air isn’t the only thing your nose can do… Don’t hold your breath for too long, I’ll confess: it’s capable of adding a beautiful humming-like tone to your recitation, by producing a ghunnah. Read all about it below… Al-Khayshoom [1]: means the nasal passage. The nasal passage is the 17th and […]