Sisters Adult Tajweed Class

A Brother02 January 2014Sisters Only, Tajweed EventsSTAIC and LCIC
Tajweed Class Poster

Islam in St Albans in co-ordination with the St Albans Islamic Centre and London Colney Islamic Centre will be supporting, with emphasis on importance and need for Tajweed classes. This will give a chance to sisters to learn how to recite the Qur’an properly, to improve and perfect their recitation and fulfill an important obligation of Islam.

Already many of the sisters who have been attending over the years, are now fluently reading the Quran with Tajweed where some had never had the opportunity to do so or could not.

Recitation of the Holy Qur’an is a science which needs to be studied so that every letter of the Qur’an can be recited with the correct pronunciation. Due to the vastness of the Arabic language, a small mistake in the pronunciation of a letter or word can change the meaning of that word. For example, the word ‘qalb’ (with a qāf), which means heart, if read ‘kalb’ (with a kāf), will mean ‘dog.’ Hence, reciting the Qur’an incorrectly will mean that, on occasions, you may unknowingly distort the meaning of the Qur’an.

What is Tajweed?

Tajweed is the science of reciting the Qur’an in accordance with the established rules and regulations of pronunciation so that every letter is recited with all its qualities from its correct place of pronunciation.

The Importance of Learning the Qur’an with Tajweed

Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in the Holy Qur’an:

“And recite the Qur’an with Tarteel (in a slow pleasant tone and style).” [73/4].

When asked about the meaning of tarteel, Sayyiduna Ali رضى الله عنه replied, “It means that the Qur’an should be recited with tajweed and with due observance to the rules of waqf (pausing or stopping at the end of a verse)”.

The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم has said, “Indeed Allah desires that the Qur’an be recited in the manner in which it was revealed.”

Benefits and Virtues of Tajweed

The benefit of learning and reciting the Qur’an in the correct manner is that a person will be able to fulfil his obligation as a Muslim towards the Qur’an. It will also become a means of him/her being honoured in this world and in the hereafter. Most importantly he/she will be able to read the Qur’an in the manner in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم . In one hadeeth the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has said,

اَفْضَلُ الْعِبَادَتِ قِرَاءَةُ الْقُرْاَن

“The best of all worship is the recitation of the Holy Qur’an.”

Valuable advice

• One should not attend with a high expectation of learning the Qur’an quickly. The more time and effort one dedicates in learning the Qur’an, the more precise and correct one’s recitation will become. Practice makes better. Every minute taken out to learn the Qur’an is rewarded. Please note that since every individual has different abilities and therefore there is no specific time scale to complete this course. Everyone will work at their own pace.

• Extra time (other than the allocated class time) should be spent to revise the Qur’an.

• With regard to the rules of Tajweed, one should always remember to learn, identify and then implement them.

• Necessary etiquettes should be adopted before proceeding to recite the Qur’an. This will help towards making the reciting of the Qur’an easier.