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Question (30 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 22, 2004)  

Assalaam alaikum.
I was trying so many times to open the but I have failed. Can u suggest some other sites which contained the recitation of Mustafa Ismail?  


Question (27 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 19, 2004)  

Assalamu Aleikum

The information that you explained concerning the hiding of the noon was very useful. may Allah be pleased with you inshallah.

1- I have a few questions concerning the stopping on a hamzah that has a tanween with fatha. In surah 14 (Ibrahim) verse 32: "...maa an (water)..." I have heard reciters stopping on that word, but they did not silence the hamzah. Rather, they read it as: "Maa aa". The same happened in surah 56 (al wqi'ah)
verse 35. The sheikh stopped but did not silence the hamzah. He read it as: "in sh aa". My question is: Why is a hamzah that has a tanween with fatha read and not silenced but a hamzah that has either a regular fatha, dhamma, or kasra is silenced when stopped on?
2- In surah 112, when one links verse 1 and verse 2 without stopping, I have noticed that the Alif for verse 2 bears a kasra which is read: "....A haduni lahu samad...". this example also occurs in surah 53 verse 50 ( 'adan il uula) and surah 18 verse 88 (djaz an il husna) to name a few. Would you please explain the reasons? And if you have a lesson regarding this example would you please guide us to it inshallah?
May Allah help you understand these questions and facilitate your research
Ma Salam


Question (25 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 17, 2004)  

Assalamu Aleikum wa rahmatu lillahi

1) I have a question about the lengthening during the adhan. I have notice that when muezzins recite for the second time " Hayya ala Salt" and "Hayya ala falh", they tend to lengthen "Salt" and "Falh" although those two words do not have a medd. Why is it so? and to how many counts do they lengthen "Salt" and "Falh"? 

2) Do qaris who recite in front of a live audience (in public) have a specific training so that they will not be nervous or make mistakes in their recitation?  


Question (23 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 15, 2004)  

Assalaamu alaikum

In aayah 70 of surah Aal 'Imraan :

 there is the word   .  Is this a shortening  for " "?  How then would a reader stop on that word if he had to stop on that word out of necessity?  Jazakum Allahu bikulli khair.


Question (21 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 13, 2004)  

Salam alaikom

 I am just starting tajweed at the Muslim community center, is there any audio video help available so that I am my children can practice at home, because class is only once a week. 


Question (18 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 10, 2004)

Assalamu Aleikum

I have a few questions regarding the hiding of the noon saakinah and tanween

1. When you wrote that our tongue, in order to hide the noon, should not touch our teeth nor our gum, but moves close to the articulation point of the next letter, does this mean that:

a) We should prolong the ghunnah accordingly and then read the letter that follows (one of the 15 that causes the hiding).
b) Prolong the ghunnah with the sound of the letter that follows, and then finally read that letter?

To be more specific, when I listen to surah Al Falaq verse 2 , for example, the sheikh (Abdul Basit/tarteel recitation) who reads uses the ghunnah accordingly. But in the ghunnah, I can also hear that the next letter that will be read is "Shiin". So is that what you mean by "close to, but not at, the articulation point of the next letter"?

May Allah help you understand the questions inshallah.

Ma Salam


Question (16 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 8, 2004)

This is quite hard to explain, I hope you understand.
I have been studying tajweed for a long time but just recently we have been
told that the right way to pray is e.g. Jeeeeeeeeeem instead of jeeem how we used to pray. What Im trying to say is that letter like jeem, sawd, seen, Qaf, kaf, etc., we have to lengthen for at least 5 seconds +. This is all new to me and it doesnt seem as everywhere else is praying that way. Could you send me a link or explanation where I can hear a qari pray the makhraj? I would prefer someone like Sheikh Abdul Rahman Sudais or  Sheikh Saud Shuraim, as they are Sheikhs who people will actually recognize.
May Allah reward you for your efforts.


Question (10 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 2, 2004)

I would like have some information regarding tajweed that is why it is important for us to read with it b/c according some people it is not important if u can provide some hadiths it will be great. jazak Allah. assalamaulikum


Question (9 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Jan 1, 2004)

Assalamu Aleikum

1. I would like  to know: Do Muslims who have memorized the Quran in either one or several qiraat (for example Hafs, Warsh, and As Soosiy all together) have a schedule they use so that they will always remember their qiraat and their memorization? In other words, how do they manage not to forget?

2. Is Hamzah recitation read with pauses to introduce the hamzah letter? For example, in Surah Qaf (50) on, the sheikh (Mustafa Ismail) recited the second verse and paused for approximately one second each time before reading the hamzah letter that followed.

3. What is the defining characteristic of Khalaf reading?

May Allah reward you inshallah

Ma Salam


Question (3 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Dec.26, 2003)

Assalamu Aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi wa barakatuh

I have some questions concerning vowels and consonants in the Arabic alphabets.

1. I would like to know: what are the vowels and consonants of the Arabic alphabet (as far as the Qur'an is concerned)?

2. I am a little confused regarding vowels counts. When you mention,  for example, a 2, 4, or 6 vowel counts, are you mentioning "count" in terms of seconds?

3. in the Hafs an Asim recitation, how many counts should a letter, when lengthened, have (whether it has a medd or not)?

Ma Salam


Question (2 Dhul Qa'dah 1424/Dec.25, 2003)

Asalamu alaikum.
My question is, in Khalaf reading why is the basmalah between two suras not read, second question have anyone qaari recorded Khalaf and please if you could send me any websites that has Khalaf reading, May Allah reward you for this noble work your doing ameen.