I wanted to share an article I have about the importance of reading the Qur’aan with Tajweed. This is a science that is often overlooked in modern times. We are a nation that strive to follow the Qur’aan and Sunnah (with the understanding of the Salaf) in our lives. We try hard to learn and find out what the Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wa sallaam) did in his life so that we can imitate him. We do this with the hope of gaining more good reward from Allaah as we know his example is the best to follow. This should be the same for the Qur’aan as the study of tajweed helps us to know how our beloved Prophet (Sallaahu alaihi wa sallaam) recited the Qur’aan.
The article was originally taken from the excellent tajweed website About Tajweed http://www.abouttajweed.com/index.php Maasha Allaah May Allaah bless them and their work, it’s a really good reference and you can even write to them and ask questions that do get answered.
Heres the article:
today I just want to share the story of a sister that converted to Islaam, went to memorise the Qur’aan then gained Ijaaza with an authentic chain going back to the Messenger of Allaah (salla Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) and has now authored 3 of the best Tajweed book I ever read maasha Allaah. The article is from muslimmatters.org
Here’s a really nice website for learning Arabic maasha Allaah. It’s geared towards learning to understand the Qur’aan rather than conversation. It’s also laid out in a way that has made it really easy and fun to follow maasha Allaah.
There are a few different courses to choose from with videos and Powerpoint presentations to follow. Each lesson is about only about 15 minutes long which is nice especially if you on a tight schedule.
The best part is that they have promised that if you get to the end of the course you’ll understand 80% of the words in the Qur’aan subhan Allaah….not bad for 15 minutes per day huh!
The courses available in English are as follows: (more…)