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Question (22 Muharram 1426/Mar. 2, 2005)

Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi wa barakatu

I would like to know whether or not the word "Salât" in general, but in surat al baqarah verse 153 in particular,  is it read with tafkheem in the riwayah of Hafs by way of shatibbiyyah. If no, is it read with tafkheem in the riwayah of warsh? Because I have heard it (the word salât) pronounced in 2 different ways: one with no emphasis and the other with tafkheem.

May Allah increase our interest in the knowledge of tajweed and the recitation of Al Qur'an inshallah

Wa salamu alaikum


Question (22 Muharram 1426/Mar. 2, 2005)

As Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatu,

I have a question inshaAllah. Can you please give a short explanation of the different Qira'a, and the differences between them? Also which one is closest to the recitation of the Prophet Salla allahu alaihi wa salaam?  Is there a recitation that is more generally used in the recitors of today, and/ or among the common Muslims? Which is easier in terms of the rules of tajweed? In one of my classes, the teacher gave a chart which she outlined from which person for each recitation but I was confused, but the main point is that she was saying that Hafs 'an 'Aasim is closer but I would like some daleel for that please just for myself. Jazak Allahu khairan.


Question (19 Muharram 1426/Feb 27, 2005)

Kaifa haalukum? I have two quick questions.
(a) How many kinds of imaalah in the recitation of Warsh are there? Can you please give me some examples ?
(b) Can one get ijazah of tajweed from a university?
Jazakumullahu khaira


Question (16 Muharram 1426/Feb 24, 2005)  

Assalaamu alaikum,

Could you please help answer the following questions for me ?

1. When did Tajweed start ?

2. What is wrong if we do not read the Quran with tajweed?

3. Did the Sahaba all read the Quran with tajweed ?

 Thanks and Jazaakum Allahu khairan.


Question (10 Muharram 1426/Feb 19, 2005)

Assalamou alaikoum

First of all, may Allah (SWT) reward you for this wonderful, I’m learning a lot.

I just had one question….for the noon sakinah and tanween ikhfaa rule, does the “noon” sound come out or there should be only ghunnah? In the explanation it says that the tongue should be close to the articulation point of the next letter, but sometimes even when doing that, some “noon” sound comes out (and not just ghunnah), would that be wrong?  

Thanks a lot for your help.


Question (29 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Feb 9, 2005)

Salam Alaikum,
Can you please provide me with an example of tanween followed by the letter kha (7th letter of alphabet) in the Qur’an.


Comment (28 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Feb 8, 2005)


Thank you for completing the list of words that start with a Hamzatul Wasl after waqf, as you have posted on February 2, 2005. The ever perpetuating question regarding whether the Hamzatul Wasl should take a Kasrah or a Dhammah is not as intimidating any more. As we can see the number of words in the subject list is not as many as some of us might expect. The number of words is even smaller than on the list, because there are several words that appear in more than one place. My initial instinct was to mark the copy of Qur’an I frequently use, using the subject list as a guide. And I might still do this, but I am finding out that memorizing the meaning of these words on this short list is, after all, not that hard. As a matter of fact, after going over the meanings of these words just a few times, I have already memorized the meanings of most of these words.  

I can not express the magnitude of help your effort in developing the list has provided. Now I too, can recite the Qur’an (still have to memorize few more meanings) with confidence in situations which deals with Hamzatul Wasl.  

Once again, thanks and keep up the good work. May Allah give you the reward for your continued support, and guide all of us to the correct path. (Ameen).  



Question (28 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Feb 8, 2005)

I have one Question.  I want to know the surah which is called Mother of Quran or is called the mother of book, is it surah Baqara or surah Fatiha?


Question (23 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Feb 2, 2005)      


In December of 2003, you have posted my question on your website regarding the list of words that start with hamzatulwasl after waqf. You mentioned the possibility of preparing such a list. How is this effort coming along? When completed, will it be posted in Tidbit lessons section of your website? How would we know when it is done?


Question (19 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Jan 29, 2005)      

In most tajweed books the Makhraj of Dhad is described as the edge of the tongue touching the roots or the gums of the last 4 teeth, the
Adhraas. Where should the front of the tongue be, you cannot make a dh sound without touching the front of the tongue near the makhraj of daal. Please elaborate.  


Question (14 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Jan 24, 2005)      

Assalam O Alaikum,

I need some help about the rule of Tajweed to read an Ayah of Surah Yasin. Its the Ayah # 21. It starts with the word Ittabioo. My question is that this Ayah starts with this word and the letter Alif in  ITTABIOO does not have a kasrah (Zair) on it. How we decide about the Harkat of a letter in this case. Please guide me.
Thanks and Regards.


Question (11 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Jan 21, 2005)      

Assalamu Alaikum brother,

What does it take to be able to read the Qur'an like As-Shuraim or any of these blessed beautiful reciters?? Tell what I must study, and recommend any books in particular. JazakAllahu khair


Question (11 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Jan 21, 2005)      

Assalamu Aleikum

In your answer of question number 251104, you wrote that the second alif in verse 44 of surat fussilat should be read with tashîl, meaning with an "easing" so that it is between a hamzah and an alif. However I am still confused regarding the way it is read. Thus I listened to three different recitations of that particular alif, and I had the impression that the three Qaris read that alif as the female letter "ha" (as if there was a sukoon on the "ha"). Although I could be wrong, would you please explain how that word should be correctly pronounced? How should I read it with tashîl?

Wa salamu alaikum


Question (9 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Jan 19, 2005)      

Dear Brother,

I just learned that there are several terminologies for the letter haa':  

1    Haa Kinayah or Haa Dhamir

2    Haa Kalimah

3    Haa ta'nith

4    Haa Sakta

I wish to know what is the explanation for this type of haa and how is the way to pronounce words with such occurrence especially in Surah Al-Haqqah. 



Question (5 Dhu-l-Hajjah 1425/Jan 16, 2005)    

As Salam Alikum:

I know the definition of Rikhawa is the "running on of the sound with the letter due to the weakness in the reliance of the articulation point". I understand this definition well but the definition of the name Rikhawa means softness. How does the definition softness applies to the running of the sound. In other words, why is it called softness? 

Thank you so much