How to learn Qur’an with tajweed online?
Let us start with Qur’anic quotes and hadiths that show us the glory of Quran the book of Allah, the most precious and essential aspect in our lives.
لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُّتَصَدِّعًا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ (21)
Had We sent down this Quran on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect. [Quran Al-Hashr 59:21]
قُل لَّئِنِ اجْتَمَعَتِ الْإِنسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلَىٰ أَن يَأْتُوا بِمِثْلِ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنِ لَا يَأْتُونَ بِمِثْلِهِ وَلَوْ كَانَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ ظَهِيرًا (88)
If the mankind and the jinn were together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another’” [Quran Al-Israa’ 17:88]
Hadith on the grace and rewards of the Quran:
An authentic hadith in At-Tirmithee states:
Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well.
What is Tajweed?
Tajweed of the Qur’an is the science and knowledge that teaches the Muslim how to refine, amend and master the pronunciation of the Arabic alphabets, to achieve an articulate and eloquent reading.
By this our recitation of the Qur’an is as close as possible to the recitation of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his friends sahabat may Allah be pleased with them
A more simplified explanation e.g.: In Arabic
The words قَلب with ق is pronounced Qalb with Q if it is wrongly pronounced with K it will mean Kalb does كَلب
Let us discuss tips to enhance and boost your Qur’an recitation in an easy way, Insha Allah:
Understanding what is being recited:
If you could understand what you are reading, the meaning becomes more profound and you get truly attached to the Quran and feel in your heart the messages, rules and morals the Quran is trying to plant in you, so it can flourish with Iman and kindness.
This can be achieved by enrolling in an online course and having a trusted teacher with wide knowledge, alongside with an online course
Try to have a tafir book, A book that interprets the ayat and tells you the story behind each aya and why was it send by Allah to his messenger
Peace be upon him.
E.g: Tafsir al-Jalalayn; the Tafsir of Ibn ‘Abbas; the Asbab al-Nuzul of Al-Wahidi; the Tafsir of Al-Tustari; the Tafsir of Baydawi, and the Tafsir of Kashani .
Listen to other renowned reciters and imitate:
When we are at the beginning of this blessed journey we are no experts in Tajweed and thus its always advisable to listen and concentrate with well-known reciters on how they pronounce and read the ayat.
Create a playlist of your favorite Qur’an reciters’ and while learning a certain Surah always play it throughout your day, our auditory sense processes well by repetition, Keep an MP3 in your car, and listen to it on the way, you can YouTube, come in handy as it contains plenty of tajweed videos that will assist in our journey.
E.g of some reciters recommended listening to
Sheikh Mahmoud Khalil Al husary and sheikh Ibrahim Al Akhdar
Pronunciation and Intonation:
Firstly, The Qur’an consists of Ayahs which consists of words and words consists of letters. The right way of reading starts with how correct you pronounce the letter. Their sounds, and its pronunciation which will help you so much in the proper recitation. Thus, you need to first practice the sound of each letter well. Secondly, the rise, the fall and when and how to slow down Following proper characteristics, signs and rules of Tajweed is known as intonation, this is better taught by a tajweed expert on youtube to understand practically, how the letter is produced from the mouth and how it exits it.
Pause and stop at the right time:
Since, it is easy to understand the longer conversation by dividing it into shorter fragments that is why the Quranic clauses are gapped with some necessary stop and pause signs so that the reader could comprehend its meaning in a rightful manner, as well as in rhythmic and phonetic style. The “Waqf” means “stop” in the Arabic language.
Here is a diagram that collects all the rules and signs of stopping or pausing:
Practice makes perfect, practice always you dint need to stick to a fixed time or, Just try pronouncing them whenever they come in mind – while daydreaming, having a break from work, or watching TV.Don’t be ashamed if you make a mistake. Don’t be scared of receiving praise, remember you are doing it to please Allah and be blessed by the Quran if you ever felt overwhelmed remember this hadith the Prophet (saws) encouraged us thus in the following hadith
The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward. [Bukhari and Muslim]
Get a book containing the rules of tajweed and start to learn it step by step:
The book recommended, Tajweed Rules of the Qur’an by Kareema Carol Czerepinski
Two heads are better than one:
Practice your reciting, with brothers/sisters that are blessed to travel the same journey
Its a Way to Paradise: The Prophet (saws) said, A reader of the Holy Quran will be called upon on the Day of Judgement: ‘Start reading the Holy Quran and ascend the (high) stages of the Heaven, and recite slowly as you had been reading in the world, as your abode will be where the last verse of your recitation will end.’ [Abu Daud and Tirmidhi
You are among The Best of People: Uthmaan (ra) said that the Prophet (saws) said, The best of you are the ones who learn the Quran and teach it to others. [Bukhari]
Its a blessed source of Mental and spiritual peace and satisfaction: Hazrat Bra’a ibn ‘Aazib (ra) states that a person was reading Surah Al-Kahf and his horse was tied near him with two ropes. It so happened that a patch of cloud reached the horse and covered it. The animal began jumping. Next day in the morning the man went to the Holy Prophet (saws) and related the incident to him. The Holy Prophet (saws) said This was ‘Sakeenat’ (mental and spiritual peace and satisfaction) that came down as a result of the recitation of the Holy Quran. [Bukhari and Muslim]
May Allah (SWT) guide us all on the straight path and prevent us from departing it. May He protect us from misguidance and evil temptation
May He purify for us our intentions, increase our wisdom and knowledge, and grant us the good from His endless bounty both in this life and the hereafter. May our remembrance of the One God be constant and perfect.
Peace be upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, who have performed their duties perfectly and preserved the Truth.