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Question (30 Rabee' Al-Awwal1427/Apr. 28 2006)


How are you brothers, I wish that ALLAH bestow His blessings on all of you who are responsible for this service. I discovered something from my limited reading that somehow had confused me and I don't have the means to get it clarified myself. I have with me this kitab named Sarihunnas by the renowned
AdhDhaba' and a Tajweed book called GhayatulMurid by 'Atiyah Qabil Nasr.
In the table of the reading of Hafs from Tayyibatunnasyri in Sarihunnas, there included two turuq of AlMu'addil from his Rawdhah. One is through
AlFeel and the other through Zar'an. Both turuq state that mad muttasil's duration is 'tul' (6 harakat). In GhayatulMurid, the Shaykh quoted the matan of Shaykh Ibrahim AsSamnudi about the turuq of Hafs by AlMu'addil. I presume that they are the same as the ones mentioned in Sarihunnas (?). But in this
kitab, the length of mad muttasil is 'tawasut' (4 harakat). My question is why the difference ?

The other one that bothers me (again this is because of my limited knowledge) is about the recitation of Shaykh Mahmood Khaleel AlHusari. I have mith me a CD of his recitation of Hafs. These are a few observations that I discovered :

1. mad munfasil with qasr (2 harakat)
2. mad muttasil is compulsory 5 harakat (written underneath the text)
3. yabsutu and bastah with 'seen'
4. almusaytirun with 'sad'
5. bimusaytir with 'sad'
6. no saktah at the four saktah by Ashshtibi
7. tawasut or mad on the letter 'ayn'
8. kalimah dha'fin in Surah Rum with fathah
9. tafkhim 'ra' in 'firqin'
10. idzhar 'nun' ini Nun and  YaSin

What troubles me is none of the ones stated in Sarihunnas matches this reading. So my question is which turuq is this.

JazakaLLAHI kathira, wassalam.


Question (26 Rabee' Al-Awwal1427/Apr. 24 2006)

Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatulilahi wa barakatuh

I have a question regarding stopping on a word ending with a hamzah.
For example in surat al hashr verse 24 :".... Al Bari u..." . The word has a
hamzah with dhamma at the end. If we would like to stop on that word, do we
stop with a two vowel count such as " Al Barii"?
Would you please tell me the proper way to stop on this word (the Inventor of all things)?

May Allah reward you inshallah

Wa salamu aleikum wa rahmatulilahi


Question (8 Rabee' Al-Awwal1427/Apr. 6 2006)

Assalaamu ‘alaykum

I really benefit tremendously from your site. Got bless you all.

Can you please explain exactly when Khalaf and Khallad make sakta according to the tariq shatebeyya and when they make naql. Could you also include imam Shatebi’s poem on this poem or proof for reciting in this way.

Shukran.  Wassalaam


Question (29 Safar1427/March 29, 2006)

assalaamu alaikum

Could you please explain what ijaazah means/consists of?


Question (29 Safar1427/March 29, 2006)

Assalamu alaikum

I have been instructed to read the the huruf maqatta'aad at the beginning of surah shura as one and not to stop after haa meem. I notice that Dr. Basfor also reads it as one aayah. Could you give me more information about this? Shukran.  Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmat Allahi wa barakaatuhu


Question (25 Safar1427/March 25, 2006)

May Allaah accept your service for Quran!

i would like to know that what is ?

Jazaak Allaah-u-Khair


Question (23 Safar1427/March 23, 2006)

Assalamu 'alaykum

Thank you very much for commencing the new lessons for Warsh. They will be
extremely valuable, inshallah.

I have two brief questions:

1. I would like to make my own tajweed notes in English, based on your lessons. These would be strictly for personal use only and would not be printed / distributed etc. May I have permission to do this?

2. Re rule 5 in Lesson Two on Warsh : two exceptions to the four & six vowel count badl are given. Is it a completely free choice whether one can exclude these two words from the rule? If one chooses to exclude one the words from the rule, must one also exclude the other word?


Question (19 Safar1427/March 19, 2006)

As'salaamu Alaikum.  I live in Augusta Georgia and there aren’t that many Islamic centers where I’m at so insha’ Allah you can help me learn how to pronounce the quranic letters and the vowel sounds insha’ Allah.


Question (15 Safar1427/March 15, 2006)

Assalamaualkum wa rahmatullahe wabarkatuhu 

I am a student studying (Manzumatul Jazariah) System of Jazariah..... in the chapter (Baab) Makharijal Huruf..... i was told that sheikhul jazari was referring to Khaled bin Ahmed but I was told another time about another sheikh named Seeboi (Amr bin Usman.... freed slave of Banu Ka'ab, who passed away in Medina).... The first is said to believe that there was 17 Makharijal Huruf and the latter sheikh said 16 Makharijal Huruf.

I would like to ask: Which sheikh is being referred to here (Khaled bin Ahmed or Amr bin Usman)..... and how many Makharijal Huruf are present in tajweed (17 or 16)?

JazakAllah Khair

Walakum assalam wa rahmatullahe wabarkatuhu


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Question (10 Safar1427/March 10, 2006)

Assalámu `alaykum wa rahmatulláhi wa barakátuhu.

First of Jaza'kallah hu khayrun. for all your efforts, May Allah give sincerity and make us do better things which he becomes pleased with.  

1st Question: do you run courses for the different qiraah or which Institute would you recommend

2nd Question: is there any rules of the other qiraah on your site i.e. Warsh etc.

3rd Question: where can I get books to learn the different Qiraah and which titles would you recommend (in English and Arabic).

Once again Jaza'kallah hu khayrun.


Question (4 Safar1427/March 4, 2006)

Assalamu alaykum

I'm very happy to have found this wonderful homepage, especially as it exactly follows the manhaj of my Shaykh Ayman Swaid and I wonder if you are one of his pupils. I would appreciate if you wrote a bit on the founders of the homepage, also to assure people about the authenticity and reliability of the provided information- which is mashallah very precise.

I am teaching tajweed since a few years, but there is one basic rule that always confuses me, maybe because there is a difference of pronunciation among the reciters:

I'd like to know the proper way of pronouncing the ikhfa shafawee, such as in "kalbuhum basitun"; and of the iqlab, as in "min ba'd". Is there complete itbaq al-shafatayn (the sound of a full meem) or do we leave a furja between the lips? Please give me a detailed answer  for both rulings and the differences of opinion among the qurra'. Jazakumullahu khayran.


Question (3 Safar1427/March 3, 2006)


Can you gave me some tips how to learn qiraa’t Warsh, and are there any books for beginners for qiraa’t Warsh?  I had a sheik in local mosque who knows all 7 qira’at. He had given me a Qur'an with the recitation of Warsh, but he can not teach because he is sick.  He sad that if I can learn some basics of Warsh and practice with cassettes and cd's then can listen to me and correct me! Can you help me on teaching me some basic rules? JAZAKALLAH, WASSALLAM.


Question (23 Muharram 1427/Feb 22, 2006)

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi  wa barakatu

First of all jazkallah khair for this nice site. I have been looking for long time to get a good  biography of shiekh Abdurrahman As-Sudais, and shiekh Sa’ud bin Ibraheem Ash-Shuraim. It would be very nice to get a full biography of these two shiekhs

jazkallah khairan,  wa assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu.


Question (23 Muharram 1427/Feb 22, 2006)

assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah.

Again I have to congratulate u on this much informative site. May u grow from strength to strength. I notice here in Egypt the qiraat is read "bil jam'"(collectively).I need to know if one can get an ijaaza for the ten qiraat in this way or is it necessary to read it individually and when did this type of recitation start. shukran.

jazakumullahu khairol jazaa


Question (23 Muharram 1427/Feb 22, 2006)

Assalamu alaikum,

Is it permissible to recite the prayer (the parts that are not Quran) with tajweed? For example "subhaanak Allahumma" with qalqalah of the baa and holding the meem with ghunnah and so on, or is this an innovation?

Can the khutbat ul jumuah be read with tajweed?

Was salamu alaikum


Question (7 Muharram 1427/Feb6, 2006)

Assalam u alaikum,

A while ago, I have seen a question and your response on this website regarding a hamzah with a tiny circle (zero), but was unable to locate this. Please, if you would, point me towards this Q&A. I have seen hamzah like this that appeared after a wow which was preceded by a Dhammah letter. During the recent Hajj I met an Arabic speaking person who told me that this hamzah is called Hamzatul Jam’aa. And also, what is the purpose of this hamzah? Is there anything to do with not dropping the wow (long vowel) when stopping here? Hope the question is clear enough. 

As always, thank you for your great help. Jazak Allah.

Wassalam u alaikum.


Question (6 Muharram 1427/Feb.5, 2006)

I am very fond of listening quran with tajweed, can u guide me to any website from where I can download tilawah by famous qaris in mujawwad format.

I hope u will help me and guide me.

Always happiness in all you do.


Question (2 Muharram 1427/Feb.1, 2006)


’Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatul-laahi wa barakaatuh,

My compliments and thanks to you for this great website.  When tanween is followed by ’aliful-wasl (hamzatul-wasl)

A. are there general rules of pronunciation? and

B. what are the general rules of pronunciation?

For example is 9 : 30:

1. ‘uzairun ’ibnu, or

2. ‘uzairunib-nu,

because in mus-hafs printed in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh they use a noon qutnee in those cases, but I only use mus-hafs like the official one, so let’s assume (2) is correct, although maybe both are allowed or none of them, then

C. is it correct to always drop the hamzah of ’aliful-wasl so that the vowel of it is connected with the noon? and

D. is there always a kasrah used, or is the rule the same as for starting on ’aliful-wasl so that there could be used a fat-hah, dammah or kasrah depending on the case, or what are the general rules?

If (2) is correct and we always drop the hamzah and always use a kasrah we would read for example

7 : 158: jamee‘anil-lazee,

7 : 177: mathalanil-qawmu,

24 : 35: misbaahunil-misbaahu,

24 : 35: zujaajatiniz-zujaajatu,

62 : 11: lahwanin-fadh-dhoooo,

75 : 12: yauma’idhinil-mustaqarr, and

75 : 30: yauma’idhinil-masaaq.