Friday, February 15, 2013

1 Tajweed Resources


Or make it a little more and recite the Qur’an clearly with tartil (in a distinct and measured tone). [73:4]

عَنْ يَعَلَى بْنِ مَمْلَك رضى الله عنه، أَنَّهُ سَأَلَ أُمَّ سَلَمَةَ رضى لله عنها، عَنْ قِرَاءَةِ رَسُولِ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم، فَإِذَا هِيَ تَنْعَتُ قِرَاءَةً مُفَسَّرَةً حَرْفًا حَرْفًا‏.‏

Ya'laa bin Mamlak رضى الله عنه says:"He asked Ummul Mu'mineen Sayyiditina Ummi Salamah رضى لله عنها about the recital of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم. She replied: "He recited every word separately and clearly". [Thirmidi]

Alhamdulillah all praise due to Allah for guiding and granting us the opportunity to learn and teach.

The Holy Quran, it the word of the mighty and it's every syllable is from him, it's recitation must be taken very seriously. The rights and dues of Quran are many, by learning Tajweed, Insha Allah we can perfect ourselves from making mistakes in the recitation of the Quran, as it is fard-ain (individual obligation) to recite the Quran with tajweed. 

Muhammed Al-Jazari رحمه الله the great scholar of Quran and Hadeeth of 9th century says in his famous poem detailing the rules of tajweed:

 "And applying tajweed is an issue of absolute necessity, who ever does not apply tajweed to the Quran then he is a sinner."

The proofs that scholars bring to show the obligation of the tajweed is that Allah says the ayah mentioned above. And of the rights of reciting correctly is reciting it in the way it was revealed, there are various ahadeeth showing us the importance of the tajweed.

Saeed bin Mansoor relates in his sunan that a man was reciting the Quran to Abdullah bin Masood رضى الله عنه and he recited. Innamas sadaqathu lil fuqarai wal masaqeen, then, He said this was not how the messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم recited to me! So the man asked how did he read it to you Oh Abu Abdur Rahman? He said Innamas sadaqathu lil fuqaraaai wal masaqeen. He elongated the word fuqara and the knowledge of the different lengths of elongation (mudd) is also from the rules of tajweed.

The scholars have divided the types of mistakes one might fall into when reciting the Quran into 2 types:

1. Clear mistakes
2. Obvious mistakes (hidden mistakes)

The clear mistakes must be avoided by all, And to avoid then one must know the rules of tajweed. If a person falls into the clear mistake this is considered as a sin.  

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to recite the Quran in slow, measured, rhythmic tones as Allah has instructed him, not hurriedly but rather he would recite a surah in such slow rhythmic tones that it would be longer than it would seem possible. 

The lack of confidence comes partly from not knowing the rules of tajweed correctly, so let us work hard to learn the rules of tajweed and try our best to recite the Holy Quran as it should be recited to please the Creator. 

Alhamdulillah, we have used the following resources that helped us a lot.

1. Reach the Goal via Tajweed Rules by Maha Rasheed: Masha Allah a wonderful book that explains the rules of tajweed in an easy and simple way that can be understood well.

2. Murshidul Qaari (A Guide for the Reciter) by Sheikh Muhammed Saleem bin Ismail Ghaibi: Another marvelous book which explains the terms that really makes easy for a learner when he is learning the rules of tajweed.

3. Thufatul Atfaal by Sheikh Sulaiman Jamzuri - Detailed English Translation by Sheikh Muhammed Saleem bin Ismail Ghaibi: Here comes my next favorite and impressive book, I m astonished how well the poem is formed. The rules are presented in an interesting way, I really love it so much. May Allah accept the authors!

4. Tajweed in English website videos, Masha Allah this Qaari explains very clearly the rules and the mistakes we are unaware of.

5. Tajweed untangled by learning roots: Recently came to know about this book but we couldn't get it down.

May Allah guide us and make us among those who ponder over the verses of Quran!

Monday, February 4, 2013

0 Bookmarks

Alhamdulillah, Reading is one of Big sisters favorite hobby. She decorated her bookmark with sequin and uses it. An interesting and useful activity for kids.
This was done by our little princess although she don't know to read :)

Our Little Solder's bookmark who wanted to imitate his sisters :) 

For detailed step by step guide how to make page corner bookmarks pls visit
Tally's Treasury blog.