Search:     Advanced search
Browse by category:
Contact Us



Would it be alright to say that the accent (an-nabr)is a pressure applied to a part or a specific letter of a word so that its sound is a little "higher" than that of the juxtaposed letters?

Views: 1608
Votes: 2
Question
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah,
Would it be alright to say that the accent (an-nabr)is a pressure applied to a part or a specific letter of a word so that its sound is a little "higher" than that of the juxtaposed letters? When I do it myself (I could be doing it wrong!) or listen to examples it sounds to me as if the sound is a little higher pitched rather than louder than that of the neighbouring letters. I know that in the Arabic the word "a'ala" is used and I'm wondering if it would be ok to translate it as "higher"?
Jazakumu Allahu khair.

Answer
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
We discussed this with a scholar of tajweed, and the conclusion was the sound is louder in the "accent"  (nabr) and that the higher pitch is a result of increasing the volume of the sound.  They stated that the definition should remain as the sound being louder since that is the original step taken, the increase in pitch that happens many times is a result of the increase in volume (loudness of the sound).  
May Allah grant you all khair in this world and the Hereafter. 
Wa iyyaakum. 
Wa assalaam.  
Others in this Category
document Please can you tell me how many hams letters are?
document I would like to know the terminology of tajweed like what iz'ar, id'gam, iq'laab, ikh'fah and so on.
document I tried searching mu'alm" tapes or online mp3 format on internet but could not get one.
document Is it necessary to read al-madd al-`aarid li-ssukoon with the same number of counts throughout the recitation?
document Do we have to make a gunna for the waw letter?
document Is there a rule that describes how the lips be positioned while reciting idgham meem saakin and ikhfa meem saakin?
document 1.what are the three styles of recitation? 2.what are the two types of mistakes in Quranic recitaion (with detail)
document My question is about ishmaam. In an earlier lesson, you've referred to it as having no sound
document When we read in surah fatiha al' aalaameen, how do we recite the madd which is created when we stop on aalaameen.
document Do we have to pronounce the hamza at the end of some words if we are stopping?
document I have studied with a well known UK islamic institute learning the basic rules of tajweed and passed my exams. Would I then be allowed to teach my friends and family tajweed up to the level I have obtained.



RSS