The importance of TAJWEED to learn Quran recitationMoaz Arafa
The time when TAJWEED Rules do not exist
The Quran is the word of Allah, Allah has sent it down through angel JEBREEL to Prophet Mohammed –May Allah exalts his mention. The way that Allah has said the Quran has been delivered to us with the Quran through the companions of Prophet Mohammed, generation after generation.
There were no applied rules controls the way how to recite the Quran, but it used to be taken by listening from the teacher and imitating his Quran recitation until the student can perfect the Quran recitations.
Causes for Establishing TAJWEED Rules
Later, when the Islamic land becomes vast, and many groups of non-Arabs accept Allah’s religion, the pure Arabic tongue start to be affected by other languages, that scholars were getting worried about how Quran will be recited.
Beginning of TAJWEED Rules
In the third century of HIJRA, it comes the first book was written about the rules of how to recite the Quran. There are different opinions about which compilation came first. That field of knowledge is called later TAJWEED, the word itself in the Arabic language means “To do it perfectly”, that is to perfect your Quran recitation for the Quran.
Effects of developing TAJWEED Rules
With the development of TAJWEED, its rules are now ready to be a reference for both Arabs who may have stopped to use pure and original Arabic as everyday language, and reference as well for non-Arabs. One can study the rule, understand it, and apply it while reciting Quran.
Can one take it like Self-Study?
The question now is, can one learn to read Quran with TAJWEED rules by himself? If you go through the above-mentioned words, you may get the question, we said that the basis for the Quran recitations was listening from the teacher and trying to copy his Quran recitations until one can perfect it. That was the way for centuries.
Practical Quran Recitation Comes First
TAJWEED rules have emerged from the pure and perfect Quran recitation that the Quran was sent down with. So, the practical Quran recitation is the basic … that is one point
On the other hand, whatever one studies and perfects the theoretical TAJWEED rules, he still needs to listen to the application of that rules. Do you know? One may easily perfect TAJWEED rules by practicing without even knowing even one of the TAJWEED rules.
Importance of TAJWEED Rules
– By TAJWEED rules the Quran recitation has been protected in the state that Allah has sent it down, otherwise, one may imagine how everyday Arabic languages and foreign languages may affect the proper way of Quran recitation.
– It was by ” TAJWEED rules”, one can hear someone from Asia and another from Africa and another from America, all recite the Quran in the same way, and all recite the Quran in the way that the prophet recited it. Muslims should be proud of TAJWEED rules science.
– By Applying TAJWEED rules, one is submitting to Allah’s order obligating to recite Quran in that way.
– By Applying TAJWEED rules, one is following the way of Prophet Mohammed in his recitation for the Quran.
– By TAJWEED rules, one makes clear the beauty of the words of Allah.
– By TAJWEED rules, one gets the chance to think about the meanings of the Quran.
Proper Way to Learn Tajweed rules?
You will need a qualified teacher to accompany you in your journey of knowing the theoretical rules of TAJWEED and the practical recitation of the Quran. One may depend on videos discussing TAJWEED rules and other material but still would need someone qualified to listen to him and improve his recitation for the Quran.
Some of the TAJWEED Subjects
Let’s now go through that great field of knowledge and know some of its subjects: by studying TAJWEED, we would come to know about four different ways with which noon sakinah and TANWEEN may be pronounced within the Quran, we would learn about three different ways for MEEM SAKINAH to be pronounced with.
We will learn how some Arabic letters shall be shaken under some of the conditions, and we will learn about that sound coming from the nose which is called GHUNNAH.
Stretching for MADD letters has a different length in the Quran, what is the reason for these cases of MADD? And what are their rulings?
At this point, it should be noted that the TAJWEED series, which is distinguished by the TIPYAAN Academy, in which the student learns the basic provisions of the science of TAJWEED from beginning to competence.
Applying TAJWEED Rules is a Must
In the end, what do you think about the field of knowledge? Are you interested to start learning TAJWEED? Whatever you are thinking of, you have no option to start to learn how to recite Quran in its proper way applying TAJWEED rules.
As for the learning theoretical TAJWEED rules, it is obligatory but upon Muslim groups, if some learn it, the others have the option not to learn it.
However, why do not be interested to learn TAJWEED rules? People of the Quran are those who are close to Allah.
Here the question arises: Is learning TAJWEED restricted to adults? Or is there TAJWEED for kids?
The answer, with certainty, is that learning is not limited by age or place. Some children master the recitation of the Qur’an and their age is not more than twelve, but it should be noted that the appropriate age for the beginning of learning the TAJWEED rules is 8 years, no less.