let’s know why to learn Tajweed? Last year I got an opportunity to attend Tajweed classes Alhamdolillah. As a born Muslim, out of many things I believe, one was that I know everything about Islam and can recite the Quran perfectly! To my surprise, I was wrong!! As a result I was astonished to be stopped by my teacher at even pronunciation of Mim and Saad!
Revising the concept of Tajweed, it means to recite every alphabet and word of Arabic, here we consider the Quran specifically, correctly. Tajweed requires us to utter every word properly according to the proper origin of pronunciation.
Why learn Tajweed?
Every Muslim must recite the Quran in the best possible way since it deserves to be treated so. Allah also likes us to recite Quran in best voices and His Messenger guides us about Tajweed in the following words.
“Make your voices beautiful when you recite the Quran.”
Suggestion: Here is the practical part. Recite + Record some Surah from the Quran then learn Tajweed and again Recite + Record that Surah in your own voice. Feel the difference and share it with us.
Besides beautification, there is another aspect of Tajweed, The Correction. Correction comes first and beautification next. I’ve seen a girl shy to recite Surah An-Naas in front of the class. It hurts to see someone in graduation and unable to recite a basic Surah properly though she belongs to a Muslim family.
Correct recitation gives you confidence in front of Allah and His people.
Accuracy removes errors and helps achieve a beautiful voice. Non-Arabs make up millions of Muslims. Since Arabic is not their mother language, they are more likely to be less than accurate in speaking the Arabic language. Most of us, non-Arab Muslims recite Qaaf as kaaf, mix Siin with Saad and Thaa and confuse the pronunciation of Daad and Zaay. Hence we need to be more focused while reciting the Quran in order to avoid Tajweed mistakes.
Finally, we not only need to know what a word/alphabet sounds like, but we must also learn and practice from which part of throat and mouth a word is to be pronounced.
I wish we all recite Quran beautifully here and in Jannah, Amen.
“O Allah, accept from us our righteous deeds”