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Question (26 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Sep. 4, 2002)

Assallam aylikum:

I must say alhamdilliah for this wonderful website. May Allah accept all of your duas.

Correct me if I am wrong the  ORGINAL madd (ASLI) if it comes at the end of any ayat with a letter next to it will be called presented sukkon. The leen tends to act this way. So would the LEEN be called a natural madd? 


Question (25 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Sep. 3, 2002)

As-Salami Alaykum: 

Thanx a lot for your very useful website. 

I was wondering whether the tajweed rules are available in other qiraahs on the internet.

May ALLAH help you in helping others in tajweed.


Question (23 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Sep. 1, 2002)


I was reading surah Ghafir verse 58  and on the word 'wa lal musee'  there is a waqf jaiz on the yaa and the ibtidaa seems to be from the hamzah. This doesn't make sense as the waqf is in the middle of a word.
Could you please explain this.

Jaza kallahu khayraa


Question (20 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 29, 2002)


Since stumbling on your website I am hooked. The way you explain tajweed concepts is so clear.

Do you know of anywhere that sell pie charts of Tajweed rules or charts of the characteristic and attributes of the alphabets. I would like to have them
visible on the wall in my house.
Thank you


Question (17 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 26, 2002)

Asalam Alaikum,

Pls Adv if there's a site on the net which allows a user to Read Quran with proper recitation. I mean Arabic Verses with Proper Recitation & Translation.


Question (17 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 26, 2002)

aslam o alikom to all.
My question is about tohead (tawheed).  I want to know the meaning of tohead (tawheed) and examples and that's all.  Thank you very much.


Question (16 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 25, 2002)

Assalamu alaykum

At the end of verse 1 of surah Kahf, if we read in continued reading (wasl) you mentioned that there are two ways allowed - with sakt; and without sakt. If you read WITHOUT sakt (ie continue through) do you pronounce the tanween (i'wajan qayyimal...) or not (iwajaa qayyimal)? What about with sakt?

Jazakallahu khayran


Question (13 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 22, 2002)

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

I am sorry to have to ask you more questions on wuquuf, but there are some areas that still remain unclear to me.

1. In Masad verse 1 if we have to stop (teaching or compelled) on yadaa, is this aarid sukuun (ie 2, 4 or 6 counts allowed) or is there only 2 counts allowed? What about on the words 'mimma' and 'alaa'  for example in Baqarah verses 3 and 5 respectively  - is this aarid sukun for 2, 4 or 6 counts or 2 only?

 2. How do we stop on the word (the sky)? You say that we can stop with 4 or 5 counts (wajib muttasil) or with 6 counts (aarid sukuun). My question is that as the wajib muttasil is a stronger madd than aarid sukun shouldn't only 4 or 5 counts be allowed and not 6?  If 6 is allowed then is the rule that the weaker madd (aarid sukun) can equal or be longer than the stronger madd (wajib muttasil) but not shorter than it?

 3. My final question is regarding stopping on the 'standing oblong zero' (sifr mustateel qaa'im). For example in the word ana ('I') or aTH-THunoona (33:10). If we stop here is this aarid sukuun (ie are 2, 4 or 6 counts allowed) or are there only 2 counts allowed? If so why?

Jazakallahu khayr for taking the time to answer my questions.

wa salaam


Question (11 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 20, 2002)

assalamu alykum

Regarding your section on muduud I am unsure how to pronounce two terms as the Arabic is not clear to read. The first is regarding leen letters. You say they have a slight lengthening - is this called madda-ma or maddaa- ma?

The second is regarding the stronger of two causes. Is this called sababayn or sabeebayn?



Question (11 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 20, 2002)

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah 

Thank you very much for your help on your wonderful site. My questions today are about the last part of 5:32 (Al-Maida, Verse 32). There we read "wa laqad jaa'at-hum rusulunaa..."

Could you please (a) explain to us why the feminine form "jaa'at" is used instead of "jaa'a"--the form grammatically used for a group of men or a group of men and women--and (b) provide other similar cases in the Glorious Book, if possible? 

I have seen some explanation that may apply to this point in a non-Muslim grammar book, but it seems always better to first turn to the authority of Muslim experts.  

Wassalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah


Question (9 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 18, 2002)


I was just reading this rule where the "a" of l drops if it comes after Fat7ah, Kasrah or Dammah.. Would this be hamzatul wasl?

Thank you,


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Question (7 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 16, 2002)

assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah 

Jazakallhu khayran for answering my previous questions.

In the case of a compelled or teaching stop how do we stop on the word  (Fatir verse 43 ). What about in Ahzaab verse 38?

Do we stop and convert the taa to a haa or stop on it as it is written?

wa salaam


Question (6 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 15, 2002)

assalamu alaykum 

Does the 'Aaa-llahu' in surah Yunus verse 59 follow the same rule as in Naml verse 59  i.e. it can be read with either ibdaal (6 counts) or with tas-heel?  I could not find it specifically referred to in your lessons. 

May Allah reward you greatly.

wa salaam


Question (6 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 15, 2002)

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

I have heard that nabr is not needed to distinguish the dual form of the past tense from the masculine singular (3 examples in Quran) as it is clear from the context of the verse and the ayahs before and after.  Is this correct? 

My further questions are: is there nabr for:

1. Singular masculine and feminine order form of the verb (eg. udkhul and udkhulee) since both sound the same when a sukuun follows (ie udkhuli).  Are there any examples from the Quran?

2. Past tense 'they (feminine plural) said - qulna' and 'we said - qulnaa' since both are read 'qulna' when followed by a sukuun.  Are there any examples from the Qur'an?

Jazakumullahu khayran


Question (4 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 13, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum

Could you please clarify which letters have heaviness (tafkheem) in reading? Do they always have this heaviness?  Are vowels affected by it or only letters? And, how important is it to read these letters this way? 

May Allah reward you for answering our questions.


Question (3 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 12, 2002)

Asalaam alaikum

My name is Abdelaziz I live in Amsterdam i want to learn proper tarteel and maybe in the future (insha`allah) tajweed. But I live in Holland so it's almost impossible to find a teacher who can teach me that. I listen a lot to Mohammed el Barrak.  I have a couple of his CD`s he recites Qur'an with tarteel. I try to just my voice like his but I have problems with breathing at the right time and I don't know which part of my throat I need to use. But I know I can not be like Mohammed El Barrak because he's only 14 years old with an incredible voice but he had good teachers. But I really want learn it. Please help me!!! I`m 22 years old. 


Question (1 Jamad Ath-Thanee1423/Aug. 10, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum,

In the verse in surah AS-Saff verse 6: is there any accent that one must put on the word  to make the yaa' clear, or is it just recited normally as a kasrah joined with the seen? I know in other qira'aat it is made clear by saying " " which is why I ask.

Jazaakallaahu khair