Lesson One

Tajweed Rules for Warsh 'an Naafi

Part One

These three rules are only part of the complete set of rules of Warsh.

1. 

Joining two surahs together, meaning joining the end of one surah with the beginning of the next, following surah in the order of the Qur'an:

            The recitation of Warsh has three allowable ways to join two surahs together:

A.  : Joining the first surah with the next following surah with a basmalah at the beginning of the new surah.  A reminder, it is not allowed to recite the last aayah of the first surah and join it with the basmalah then stop, then read the first aayah of the next following surah.  Any other combination is allowed of joining or cutting off and breathing.  This way of joining of two surahs is not allowed between surah Al-Anfaal and surah At-Tawbah, since surah At-Tawbah has no basmalah.
Some scholars of recitation chose the basmalah before the four “Zuhr” suwar for those using the way of sakt for other suwar (plural of surah).  The four “Zuhr” are: Al-Qiyaamah, Al-Balad, Al-MuTaffifeen, Al-Humazah.  

B.   A breathless pause between last word of the last aayah of the first surah and the first aayah of the next following surah with no basmalah.

C.    : Joining the last words of the first surah with the first words of the following surah with no basmalah.

2.
Warsh reads in surah Al-Faatihah aayah 4 with no alif in the word .  To listen to the Faatihah and particularly aayah four, please click here and save the file, it should open for listening automatically:

 http://www.islaam.net/main/display.php?id=980&category=58

3.

Warsh makes of the dhammah on the plural  if the first letter of the following word starts with a hamzah al- qata’ , an example is the phrase: , which is found in more than one place in the Qur'an, one of them being aayah 62 of surah Al-Baqarah (2:62).    The length of the  is the same as all of the mudood for Warsh, six vowel counts.  To hear this aayah, please click on the following link: http://www.islaam.net/main/display.php?id=981&category=58 and choose number 4 for saving and listening.  The recitation of this clip starts at aayah 60 of surah Al-Baqarah.

End of part one. More rules can be found in the tidbit lessons.