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have a question on behalf of a sister who is learning tajweed. She says
that when she listens to the reading of the Qur'an and especially when she
recites herself, she can barely hear any difference between a hamzah
you and may Allah reward you.
iyyakum. Allah knows best, it may be that this sister is new to the
Qur’an and tajweed. She needs
to develop two things, insha’ Allah. The
first, an ear for the difference in sound between the two letters,
The second, a feel for the difference in articulation point of the two
letters. She may have studied the
articulation point, and knows theoretically that the
emitted from the deepest part of the throat, and the
from the middle, but she needs to feel where the two letters
are coming from when she attempts to pronounce them. This can only be done with a qualified teacher telling her,
“Yes, this is the correct
”, or “No, that
,” until she can differentiate
the two. She should also, while
listening to the Qur’an recited by a good reciter, look at her copy of the
Qur’an as he is reciting, and focus on every
, and listen to the
difference in sound.
Her problem is not an uncommon one with non-Arabs, and with dua’, perseverance, and practice, insha’ Allah she will accomplish pronouncing and hearing the two different letters correctly.