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Question (25 Rajab 1426/Aug 30, 2005)

Assalamu'alaykum Warohmatullaahi Wabarokatuh,

I am from Indonesia . I have been 8 years teaching how to read Qur'an for children and older men and women.  

I need to learn Qiroah Sab'ah, Could you tell me what kind of literature that contains the lesson? Thank you so much,

Wassalamu'alaykum Warohmatullaahi Wabarokatuh


Question (19 Rajab 1426/Aug 24, 2005)

As Salaamu 'alaikum warahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh.

Ma sha Allah, what a beautiful site.

I am a student of tajweed, who can only afford one lesson a week (i.e. from a financial point of view).  

My greatest challenge thus far has been the dhaad. At times like this, you wish you had a teacher who lived with you, who could teach you what you were doing wrong each time you practised. 

I have no idea what the makhraj of dhaad is - and looked at your site in an effort to understand. However I found the explanation itself extremely challenging, complicated, technical and difficult to understand. 

How does one pronounce a letter from the back side of the tongue, and touch the gums, and raise the tongue at the same's all too confusing for me.

Please explain as you would to a child who has a limited vocabulary.

Also, is there a tajweed learning video available for sale?  Perhaps you should consider compiling one. 

jazakumullahu khayran was salaam.


Question (13 Rajab 1426/Aug 18, 2005)  

Ass salaam alaikum wa rahmatullaah
May Allaah keep you in the best of Hidayath and Health.
Al-Hamdulillaah, I find your site very informative for those who are really interested in learning Quranic recitations. May Allaah accept this service from you. Aameen!
My question is:
Can you provide me the details of Imaam As-Shaatibee? and Is there a website which contains books by Imaam Shaatibyee which can be downloaded?
Jazak Allaah-u-Khair


Question (9 Rajab 1426/Aug 14, 2005)  

Assalamu Aleikum

A) I read the lesson on the Ta marboota and the Ta maftooha and their different occurrences in the Quran. Thus I would like to know:

1) Does the "Ta" marboota means that the noun is singular and the "Ta" maftooha symbolizes plural?

2) Is there a difference of meaning when a noun is written with "ta" marboota and "ta" mafhoota? In other words does the word "djannah" (garden) written with "ta" marboota have the same meaning with the one written
"djannat" with "ta" maftooha?

3) I also read Imam Al jazaree's poem on the female "Ta" entitled "baa bu at Taa ati". I would like to know:
a- How do we have to understand them?
b- Do you have an English translation of them, for I think I have a slight understanding of them?

B) This question concerns the mudood.

- Aside from the recitation of Hafs, do other recitations (Khalaf, Warsh, Qaloon, as Soosee or Al-Bazee) allow a mudood of 7 or even 8 vowel counts? In other words is it even permissible to have a mudood greater than the limit which is 6?
May Allah ease your task inshallah
ma'a salam  


Question (1  Rajab 1426/Aug 6, 2005)  


Can you advise as to where on the internet can I find practicing to read the Qur'an with tajweed. I want to be able to listen and then repeat. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.



Question (25  Jamadaa II 1426/July 31, 2005)  

Assalamu alaikum,
I am very confused about one thing. I live in Bulgaria and we use the Turkish style of reading. But I listened to some Arabic readers and I discovered that the Turkish and the Arabic readers don't read alike. The Turkish readers say this letters /alif, ba, ta, fa, mim, kyaf, and some other soft letters when they have dhamma in this way: u, bu, tu, fu, mu, ku...i.e. soft /they say the "u" like the French U. But the Arabic readers say this : ou, bou, tou, fou, mou, kou...i.e. heavy they say "ou" like the French OU. So, which readers are wrong. Arabic readers must be true because their native language is Arabic and they know the pronunciation well, but maybe the Arabic language has changed since the Prophet peace be upon him lived, for example we read with Tajweed because the old Arabs talked with Tajweed in their daily language. But the Turks  have been reading for so many years in the way I said, when in the time of the Ottoman Empire when Arabia was of the Turks. So, PLEASE, tell me which are true, or maybe both are true?  


Question (20  Jamadaa II 1426/July 26, 2005)

As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa baraka dear brothers in Islam. About the letters Kha and Ghayn, besides the fact that both of these letters have a round sound, I have been taught that they also have a grating sound. However, where as I may hear some Qarees (e.g. Sheikh Saad Al Ghamdi) reciting the letter Kha with a grating sound, I do not hear Qarees reciting the letter Ghayn with a grating sound AT ALL. Secondly, I have learnt that the letter daad is not pronounced with a D sound nor a Z sound but in between the two extremes. Thirdly, I notice that many Qarees stop at places in the Quran at which there is no stop and yet do not repeat from where they stopped but just continue. For example; Shaikh Shuhraim and Shaikh Haani Refaae. Is what they do incorrect? Also, my final question is that of when the letter raa is flat and not round where does one put the tongue or in other words, where is its Makhraj?  Jazakallahu khair.


Question (16  Jamadaa II 1426/July 22, 2005)

assalamou alaikoum. 

First of all, jazakoumoullahu khairan for this wonderful website, it's really helping me a lot in learning how to pronounce letters and to learn tajweed. 

I am having problems with a few letters, the sheen, the yaa and the for the sheen and yaa, it says on the website that the middle of the tongue has to touch the roof of the mouth, but no matter how much I try, I can't seem to make my tongue touch the roof of my mouth when I pronounce these letters, is there a technique I can use to make this happen? usually I feel that the middle of the tongue just rises up but never touches the roof of my mouth, and if I do get it to touch it, the sound isn't right.  As for the laam, my tongue has to be flat and touch only the roof of my mouth from the front, until the sides of the teeth, or does the tongue have to touch the teeth also?

jazakoumoullahu khairan for all your help. wassalamou alaikoum.


Question (9  Jamadaa II 1426/July 15, 2005)

Assalamu Aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi wa barakatuh

I have a question regarding the separate allowed lengthening (Al madd al djaa izil munfassil).
In the recitation of Hafs but not in the way of Ash Shatibbiyyah, is it permissible to alternate al madd al djaa izz from 2 to 4 counts or vice versa?
For example I was listening to surah Al Hashr,  and the qari was lengthening to 2 counts (what needs to be lengthened to 2 counts in the recitation of Hafs but not in the way of Ash Shatibbiyyah) the whole surah until he switched and started lengthening to 4/5 counts on verses 22 and 23: "huwa llahu ladhi Laa ilaha illa hu..."

Djazaka lahu khrairan insha allah

Wa salamu alaikum


Question (1  Jamadaa II 1426/July 7, 2005)

alsalamo alikom
can you tell me please what is the Ekhfaa letters and Ezhar letters? gazakom allah kol khair.