Alhamdulillah, I have had the opportunity to learn the Quran when I was young and again as an adult but this time with focus on Tajweed. While learning, Allah(swt) granted me the grace to teach children and adults likewise who had never learnt before or just continuing with their learning with me.
The Arabic letter is divided into two equal groups namely Moon letters and Sun letters. Another layer to this rule in Tajweed is what we do when laam Taarif [ل ٱ] if followed by a noun that starts with a moon or sun letter. This means that the writing and reading of laam Taarif [ل ٱ] depends on if the word it is attached to is a moon or sun letter.
Hamzatul wasl [ٱ] or connecting Hamzah is a little head of the letter saad [ص] sitting upon an alif [ا] at the beginning of a word, either in the beginning of an ayah or in the middle of an ayah. The purpose of the hamzatul wasl [ٱ] is to connect a saakin letter that starts […]
اَلتَّفْخِيمُ (Tafkheem) – Heavy letters These are letters with the quality of Elevation (Al-Istia’la)الأستعلاءwhen articulated from the correct Makhraj or point of articulation as explained in the section Makhraj and Sifaat. The heavy letters retains the quality of heaviness either with long or short vowels. There are seven heavy letters namely. خص ضغط قظ Out […]
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah that when, the son of Adam recites the Ayah of Sajdah (prostration) and then falls down in prostration, the Satan goes into seclusion and weeps and says: Alas, and in the narration of Abu Kuraib the words are: Woe unto me, the son of Adam was commanded to prostrate, and he prostrated and Paradise was entitled to him and I was commanded to prostrate, but I refused and am doomed to Hell.
اَلْبَسْمَلَة (Al-Basmalah) Every surah of the Quran starts with Al-Basmalah, with the exception of Surah at-Tawbah, Q9. To say Al-Basmalah is to say: بِسْمِ اللهِ الرّحَمٰنِ الرّحِيمِ In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful After seeking refuge in Allah by saying Al-Istiaadha, we then recite Al-Basmalah at the beginning of all the Surah […]
Reciting the Quran, even as a learner is an act of worship and we need to observe certain etiquettes before dipping into the actual reading of the Quran, some of which are as follows: Being clean in body and clothing and in the state of wudu (ablution) is highly recommended. Having the correct intention of […]
The previous post explains each of the sifah and this post shows the Arabic letters and the sifaat (characteristics) associated with each of them. The letter Alif [ا] is always a vowel or Madd letter, alif saakin preceded by a fathah. The letters waw [و] and yaa [ي] serve two purposes as Madd letters, waaw saakin preceded by […]
Sifaat Sifaat Opposite 1 الشّدّة The Strength (As-Shiddah) Trapping the flow of sound, strengthening the complete reliance on the makhraj (point of articulation), associated with the letters in this phrase: أجد قط بكت التّوسط Moderation(At-Tawasut) In between the strength and the weakness is the moderation, where the sound emerges but does not flow from the […]