image002Why learn Tajweed:

In the first revelation Allah tells us to
  • Recite the book of Allah
In the second revelation Allah tells us tto
  • Recite the book of Allah correctly
In Surah Muzammil, Allah uses the word Tarteela, it means to recite the Qur’an:
  • Slowly
  • Calculated
  • In a basic rhythm
Meaning of words can be changed if recited or said incorrectly
  • Qul (say) may be pronounced as Kul (eat). {Say He is Allah the only one} (Surah Ikhlaas)– will be changed to – 'Eat He is Allah the only one.'
  • Wanhar (sacrifice) may be pronounced as Wanhar (scold). {Pray to your lord and make a sacrifice} (Surah Kawthar) – will be changed to – 'Pray to your lord and scold.'
  • Salaam (peace) may be pronounced as Saam (poison or death)
  • Akbar (greatest) may be pronounced as Akbaar (drums)
“If I quoted Snoop Dogg and said ‘Drop it while it’s cold’ you people would be annoyed and call me a fob. But how can we not feel annoyed when someone incorrectly pronounces a word of Qur’an?’
Something to remember:
  • I listen…I forget
  • I see…I remember
  • I practice…I learn
  • I teach…I master
  • The word Tajweed comes from the root word Jawwada
  • Meaning of Jawwada: to beautify
  • Meaning of Tajweed: to make our pronounciation of Quran better, perfect, as it was revealed.
  • Tajweed rules were formed 150 years after the Prophet’s death.
  • First sense to develop in humans is hearing.
  • For many years, people learned Tajweed just from listening and copying.