What is Tajweed

Quran is the book of Allah جَلَّ جَلَالُهٌ. It’s every syllable from him. Hence Quran recitation with seriousness is essential. For excellent reading, learning Tajweed is required. Tajwid is generally the name of excellence and precision. So It makes something better. It comes from an Arabic root letter that is Jayyid. The meaning of Jayyid is right. If it’s applying to the Quran, we will say its rights. It also can define as reading letters with their full characteristics. Observing the situation and also proper Tajweed rules.

Tajweed Rules Importance

Tajweed help to read the true form

When the Quran was revealed, And Allah جَلَّ جَلَالُهٌ sent angel Jibreel AS, Who bring Holy Book to Prophet(ﷺ). He recited in a certain way. Prophet Muhammad received it in pure form. Thus Almighty Allah told us:

recite the Quran with measured recitation.

Quran 73:4

The way Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and Jibreel AS recite is permissible. That is standard reading. Indeed beautiful recitation stirs the heart. Hence Tajwid is the art of beautifying Quran reading. Such text is possible for those only who know Tajweed. Thus it becomes obligatory for Muslims to learn proper Tajwid.

Tajweed help to Avoid mix up

When the Quran was revealed, there was no mix up of languages. For this reason, it was an inaccurate accent. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and Sahaba RA recite Quran with proper way. After that, Arabs start mixing with non-Arabs. Islam spread around the world. Mistakes begin to appear because there are thousands of languages spoken in the world. So for resolving this issue, religious scholar record rules of Tajweed. So that the actual way of reading remains to continue, it is necessary for every Muslim for non-Arabs as well as Arabs. Therefore there must be a proper way to manage rules regularly, which preserve standard wording, sounds, pronunciation, accent, and meanings.

Tajweed help to avoid mistakes

Rules of Tajweed prevent the fundamental mistake of reciting the Quran, which are of two types.

  • Apparent mistake: These are the evident Mistakes. These Mistakes have also name as اللَّحن الْجَلِى. So it is Change of letter or Change of sign. This mistake is a haraam mistake.
  • Hidden mistake: These Mistakes are usually not visible. Such errors have also name as اللَّحن الخَفِى. A Mistake by leaving ikhfa, madd, ghunnah, iqlab, idgham, etc. Better to avoid these mistakes.

Tajweed help to differentiate voices

Understanding basic rules and also using them correctly. Tajweed helps us to read purely Arabic alphabets correctly. Therefore according to set standards for tajwid. All alphabets have their exact origin from where they Pronounce.

ا ,ب ,ت ث ,ج ,ح, خ, د ,ذ ,ر ,ز, س ,ش ,ص ,ض, ط ,ظ ,ع ,غ ,ف ,ق ,ك ,ل ,م, ن ,و ,ہ ,ي

Here we see letters which are different from each other. But some of them have similar voices. To differentiate in their voices is a skill to learn. Science of Tajweed also guides us that skill. For Example, ہ ح, زظ,ط ت, ق ك, س ص have their separate voices. Therefore Tajwid enables us to avoid such mix-up.

Tajweed helps us to recite Quran closer to the original version. In which it reveals. Because of these reasons, students should read the Quran with tajweed.

Manner of reciting Quran

Heartly manners

  • Read the Quran with the exact origin of the word.
  • Reader must know that the Quran is the word of Allah جَلَّ جَلَالُهٌ.
  • Read with full concentration.
  • It is better to know the meaning also.
  • Show humbleness.
  • Think while reading that the Quran message of Allah جَلَّ جَلَالُهٌ for him.

External Manners

  • Read by assuring purification of place, body, and clothes.
  • Try to face the Qiblah.
  • Stop on warning verse and also seek the protection of Allah جَلَّ جَلَالُهٌ.
  • Stop on mercy verse and also ask for mercy to Allah جَلَّ جَلَالُهٌ.
  • Pronounce correct Arabic words.
  • Make ablution also.
  • Read for Allah only.

Learn makharij and other rules of tajweed to recite Quran accurately.