For every letter of the Qur’an that a Muslim recites, she or he is rewarded ten times over. This immense reward for such a seemingly simple task emphasizes the importance of learning how to recite the Qur’an. Tajweed Rules for Qur’anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide
aims to give the reader the necessary tools to properly recite the Qur’an according to the manner in which the Prophet Muhammad (sa) recited it. To set the stage for learning the proper Qur’anic recitation, or tajweed, the history of the Qur’an is briefly discussed from its revelation to its compilation.
In addition, the history of the science of tajweed is touched upon, in order to introduce the reader to the rules of Qur’anic recitation. With the beginning learner in mind, the rules are detailed in a simple yet clear manner. Each new rule is elucidated with examples from the Qur’an for learners to apply to their recitation. Although an audio recording is included to demonstrate the correct pronunciation of these rules, it is highly recommended to use this book in conjunction with a teacher versed in the rules of Qur’anic recitation.
Together, the book and the audio recording furnish the reader with the basic knowledge necessary for proper Qur’anic recitation. Tajweed Rules for Qur’anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide
is an essential learning tool for anyone seeking to gain proficiency in tajweed.