Tajweed Rules – Proper way to learn Qur’an

Tajweed is strongly related to Qur’an, it has been originated in order to make proper pronunciation to the almighty’s words mentioned in the Holy Qur’an .It renders way to your tongue from making any sorts of mistakes while reciting the words of Allah.

By adding beautiful voice as well as avoiding mistakes you can improvise pronouncing in Qur’an. The term Tajweed is derived from the trilateral root j-w-d, this means to make better improve. Many of us especially non-Arabs do make mistakes while reading Qur’an; this is due to the ignorance of Tajweed rules which is the religious duty which is to be followed by all of us.

There even exists many websites and books that helps improve your knowledge and application of the Tajweed rules for reciting the Qur’an properly. Lessons related to Tajweed are also explained in different manners in which understanding becomes much easier.

Usually the mistakes are made in the letters only and this happens due to the wrong articulation point of a letter as well as improper timings of vowels, this missed out timings in expressing vowels results due to lengthening a vowel than its normal count.

Thus there are several manners to be followed for the best recitation of Qur’an which includes the manners of heart and the external manners too.

Manners of heart say you should understand that Qur’an is not the word of a man. It’s very important to understand its origin and every meaning which is only possible by throwing away every other thought except the meaning of Qur’an, you have to be humble and start feeling that every message in the Qur’an is only meant personally for yourself and start feeling it devotedly.

Secondly, external manners involves being heedful and wary about the purity in and around your body and surrounding. Most importantly you must face the Qiblah and should not stop at any verse of seeking Allah’s protection as well as his mercy towards yourself. You should not forget that its one and only Allah to whom you should be thankful and finally recite Qur’an with all your heart and soul for the sake of God.

During the time of the Prophet (pbuh), there wasn’t any need for the people to learn Tajweed rules so as to recite God’s words. Later with the spread of Islam ,the Arabs got mixed with the non-Arabs which resulted in the mistakes of reciting the Qur’an .Thus the Scholars decided to record the rules later they called it as Tajweed rules to recite the Qur’an in a proper manner.

Tajweed plays a great role in the deficient free pronunciation of God’s words, it adds an essence and which eventually makes the recitation more efficient with the rulings of every letter. Tajweed is extremely necessary with the spread of Islam, both Arabs and non-Arabs are reading Qur’an but in different pronunciation, thus for bringing an equality in their recitation Tajweed is must. In order to avoid distortions and mistakes in the recitation of Qur’an Tajweed rules are need to be followed.


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