How to Read Quran Correctly?
There are many ways you can follow to learn how to read Quran correctly with Tajweed. One of these ways is what is called “التلقي” or “Receiving directly”, from the experts in Qur’anic recitation. For the reason that receiving the Quran from a qualified sheikh is one of the ideal ways to learn how to read the Holy Quran correctly, where the learner listens to his correct recitation and reads after him so that the sheikh can check their intonation and recitation.
“فَإِذَا قَرَأْنَاهُ فَاتَّبِعْ قُرْآنَهُ— Surah Al-Qiama (18)
So when We have recited it [through Gabriel], then follow its recitation.”.
It is important to keep in mind that receiving and Mushafaha (verbally teaching) are needed to teach accurate Qur’anic reading, Because the Holy Quran was verbally revealed to the Prophet peace be upon him through Gabriel Alayhi-Assalam
So, It is important to acquire that knowledge orally from a sheikh or a scholar in order to reap the benefits of learning the accurate recitation of the Quran, as they cannot be obtained by only reading from the Mus-haf. And whoever studies the science of Quran recitation will understand the truth of that knowledge, will understand that it can only come from the tongue of sheikhs and reciters who are identified by their excellence of recitation and that the learner can only achieve these things by receiving.
One of the ways that doesn’t really include the receiving or Mushafaha is to listen to audio-visual Tajweed lectures and episodes, or read the Quran along with the teaching Quran (المصحف المعلم), or reading the Quran to a sheikh electronically (online)
The Quran’s intonation science has been extensively studied by Muslim scholars, and some of the earliest books that dealt with explaining this science include:
- aleayn lilkhalil (العين للخليل)
- sybwyh (سيبويه)
What Does It Mean to Read The Quran Correctly?
“وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيلًا— Surah Al-Muzzamil (4)
and recite the Qur’an with measured recitation”.
Allah Almighty commanded us to read Quran in a good way, meaning; to read it correctly so that we understand the meanings behind the verses. Reading Quran correctly means pronouncing each and every letter the right way, following the rules of each letter that distinguish it from the other letters, and reading slowly putting off any sense of urgency.
Why Is It Important to Read The Quran Correctly?
It includes a variety of benefits, such as:-
The Noble Quran was taught to the companions by the Prophet peace be upon him, on firm foundations that guarantee its accuracy and safety of indoctrination, repetition, and proper recitation of the Quranic verses.
It was narrated that Jabir said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to teach us the tashahhud just as he would teach us a surah of the Quran”. Which shows how eager the Prophet was to teach to his companions the correct knowledge of all the religious laws, including how to read the Holy Quran.
The students of Abdullah bin Masoud, including Ibrahim bin Yazid bin Qais Al-Nakh’i and Al-Aswad bin Yazid bin Qais Al-Nakh’i, were eager to learn how to read the Quran correctly on the recitation of Ibn Masoud so that they would agree with the Prophet’s reading. They have made an effort to pronounce the letters correctly and perfectly without replacing any letters.
Having The Prayer Led by The Best Quran Reader
The Prophet peace be upon him made accurately reading the Quran a requirement for the priority of leading in prayer. One of the ways to reach a high status with Allah is to learn how to read Quran correctly.
‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “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 two rewards.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Is It Permissible to Read Quran Without Tajweed If I Don’t Know How to?
It is permissible if you don’t know how to recite with Tajweed. However, Tajweed is preferable for those who can do it or learn it. Because Tajweed makes you pronounce each letter correctly in addition to beautifying your voice. So, if you ever get the chance to learn Tajweed, then Do it! So that your recitation becomes better in Quran. Our prophet peace be upon him said “The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it to others.”
What Are Some Helpful Tajweed Books?
There are so many great Tajweed books, but here are the most popular two:-
- Durus fi tartil alquran by Fayez Abdul Qadir Sheikh Al-Zour.
- Fanu altartil fi ‘ahkam altajwid by Abdullah Al-Sabbagh.
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(Q&A of How to read Quran correctly!)
Can all Arabs understand the Quranic Arabic?
Most Arabs if not all understand the Quranic Arabic.