It is from the bounty of Allah that He bestowed Iman (faith) upon us, walhamdulillah. We are forever grateful to Allah for the blessing of Islam, grateful for the mercy to mankind that Allah sent to us- namely Rasoolullah Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and we are grateful for the revelation of the miraculous, inimitable book of guidance, Allah’s final revealed book, Al-Qur’an.
In order to appreciate these blessings fully, we need to ensure we perfect two principle matters when it comes to worship- our intention and methodology.
We must correct our intention (Niyyah), by doing acts of worship solely for Allah alone. Thereafter, we must ensure that we follow the advice and methods/Sunnah of Rasoolullah Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarding how to perform the acts of worship.
Reading Qur’an is an act of worship. As such, we must ensure the above two principles (correct intention and following the Sunnah) are upheld in our relationship with the Qur’an.
Therefore, let us start in the name of Allah, and learn how to recite the Qur’an correctly, following the Final prophet of Allah, Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
The Science of Qur’an recitation is called ‘Tajweed’. Tajweed linguistically means betterment. It’s applied meaning is to ascribe to each letter their rights and characteristics (both permanent and temporary), pronouncing them from their correct articulation points.
So essentially, we will perfect the art of our recitation by learning Tajweed. (See our resources page for details of the highly useful reference book Tajweed Rules of The Qur’an Part 1)
Take a look at this video for an introduction to the science of Tajweed!
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May Allah help us all to be sincere for Him alone and to recite the Qur’an without mistakes in our recitation, as perfectly as the final prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam recited. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajmaeen! Amin.
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