Bismil Laahir Rahmaanir Rahim In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Why should one learn Qur’an with tajweed? What is tajweed? Tajweed linguistically means to master something, and when referring to reading the Qur’an it means mastering the articulation of the letters, and to reach the utmost level in pronunciation. Allah says in the Qur’an Or add (a little) thereto- and chant the Qur'an in measure, (Qur’an 73:4) The knowledge of tajweed is determined upon four matters: 1. Knowledge of the articulation points of the letters 2. Knowledge of the characteristics of the letters  3. Knowledge of what rules change in the letters due to the order of letters 4. Exercising the tongue with repetition Why is tajweed important? Tajweed of the Holy Qur'an is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation so the reading of the Qur'an is as the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him), recited. According to scholars, the verse, And the messenger saith: O my Lord! Lo! mine own folk make this Qur'an of no account. (Qur’an 25:30)  has two interpretations. Firstly, it could mean that they had renounced the Qur'an by not believing in it and practicing upon it. Secondly, it could mean that they used to recite the Qur'an in such a disgusting manner that it sounded like   a senseless and meaningless text. Reading the Qur'an without Tajweed is also included in this interpretation. At the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) there was no need for people to study Tajweed because they spoke  with what is now known as Tajweed, therefore; it was but natural. When the Arabs began mixing with the non-Arabs during the rise of Islam, mistakes in Qur'an recitation became common. Therefore, scholars had to record the rules of pronunciation. Now, because the everyday Arabic that Arabs speak has changed 

considerably from the Classical Arabic with which the Qur'an was revealed, Arabs today have to study Tajweed as well. The Qur'an is the word of Allah, and its every syllable is from Allah. Its recitation must be taken very seriously. The purpose of the Science of Tajweed in essence is to make the reciter proficient in reciting the Qur'an, observing the correct pronunciation of every letter with the rulings and characteristics which apply to each letter, without any exaggeration or deficiency. The most important part of Tajweed is learning about correct positions of the organs of speech and the manner of articulation. The Qur'an can lose its meaning if the letters are not pronounced correctly. Ex: !"#   (dog) !"$                                            (heart) (The first letters in the words above are similar in pronunciation, but if not pronounced correctly, the meaning will change entirely). Those unto whom We have given the Scripture, who read it with the right reading, those believe in it. And whoso disbelieveth in it, those are they who are the losers. (Qur’an 2:121)

School of Qur’an
School of Qur’an is a program designed to educate students about the many aspects of Islamic knowledge for those who are keen to learn. We offer a variety of courses including ‘Nazra-e-Qur’an,’ ‘Hafz-e-Qur’an,’ ‘Translation of Qur’an,’ to name a few. Students will be educated with the comfort of their home, with everything from memorization of the Qur’an, kalimas, salah, dua’s and hadeeth. We have a very flexible schedule so time will not be a problem. What’s more, you will be able to complete this course while sitting right at home on a computer or any other suitable electronic device. School of Qur’an is flexible, reliable, and affordable.

Advantages of School of Qur’an • We provide qualified Qur’an tutors for every student, • One on one tutoring, • Free 3 day trial, • Convenient and affordable, • No administration fee, • Live Qur'an class with the comfort of your home, • Flexible schedule, • We offer a variety of courses, • Motivate our students to gain knowledge about Islam, • Tutors have several years of Qur’an teaching experience, and;  • Tutors have a University degree in Islamic studies

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tutors are: Knowledgeable of tajweed  Well trained Knowledgable of English, Urdu, as well as Arabic, to suite your child's needs Aware and recognize student learning styles Believe in student centered learning Flexible Hold a University degree in Islamic studies

Getting Started with School of Qur’an It is quite simple to get started. First, you will need to register with School of Qur’an. Our e-mail as well as other contact information is available on this site. After the registration process is complete, you will need internet and preferably a computer or laptop (iPad, iPhone, or iPod may also do the job). Next, you will have to download Gotomeeting software for interactive live tutoring for free. You can download it here or under the download section of this page. This program will allow both students and teachers to view each others activity for more effective communication. In addition, this will enhance students understanding as this will also assist in the students learning process. Lastly, we will be using Skype software for voice conversations. If you require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask, as we will be honored to aid you in any way possible.  That’s it! You are now ready to learn from this beautiful gift (Al-Qur’an) that Allah has bestowed upon us.  I would like to conclude by a quotation from the glorious Qur’an Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light, by the permission of their Lord, unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise, (Qur’an 14:1)

Alhamdulillah rabbil alamin.