Last year I got an opportunity to attend Quranic Tajweed classes Alhamdulillah. As a born Muslim, out of many things I believe, one was that I know everything about Islam and can recite Quran perfectly! To my surprise, I was wrong!! As a result I was astonished to be stopped by my teacher at even the simple pronunciation of Miim and Saad!.
Revising the concept of Tajweed. It means to recite every alphabet and word of Arabic. here we consider Quran specifically, correctly. Tajweed requires us to utter every word properly according to proper origin of pronunciation.
Why to learn Quranic Tajweed?
Every Muslim must recite Quran in best possible way. Since Allah told us to do so and His Messenger guided us about Tajweed in following words..
“Make your voices beautiful when you recite Quran.”
Suggestion: Here is the practical part. Recite + Record some Surah from Quran then learn Tajweed and again Recite + Record that Surah in your own voice. Feel the difference and share with us.
Correction With Quranic Tajweed:
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 in Quranic Tjweed:
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 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 Quran in order to avoid Tajweed mistakes.
Finally we not only need to know what a word/alphabet sounds like. So, 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”