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Question (28  Rajab 1424/Sept. 25, 2003)

Salam Alyikum:

A friend of mine told me that WARSH was the way that the prophet  , recited the Qur’an. Is this true? 
Also, I am still wondering if the second edition of the tajweed book is for sale.
thank you


Question (27  Rajab 1424/Sept. 24, 2003)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmat Allah Wa Barakathahu,

 I would like to get your valuable advise on this issue.  I am an Indian, I used to recite the Holy Qur'aan every often and while.  But in most cases, I don't know the exact meaning and hence, I cannot go so deep in to it.  

But when I browse your site, I found there a statement that reciting without pondering is less rewarded.  So I doubt that my recitation will be rewarded as an exercise by mouth only.  How I can get rid of these problems.

I will be grateful to you for your kind advise.



Question (22  Rajab 1424/Sept. 19, 2003)

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I have a question again about the method of teaching children reading Qur’an. I was sending my children to a friend to read Qur’an.  In  a half an hour they read about five pages in front of the teacher and the teacher will correct the mistakes they made. The teacher's method is that she wants them to khitmah early and I’m not sure what's the next plan. 

My worry is that they read too much with right and wrong rather than reading a little but proper. During my time I cannot turn the page until I read with ahkum at least to the current hukum that I've learned. 

I was teaching my children before but found it they are not serious with their own mom. So I started sending them to a friend but I would like to know which way is correct. Do you have any tips to make children happy reading Qur’an? When I teach my daughter, she prefer to read in her own way rather than listen and follow my way of reading.

I hope to know your advice very soon and jazakumullah khair for the efforts.


Question (20  Rajab 1424/Sept. 17, 2003)

Salamullahi 'alaykum wa rahmatuhu wa barakaatuh,

     May Allah have mercy on you, I love to know more about the noble Shaykh Rushdi Swayd, his life, how he became so known as respected in qiraa'ah and tajweed. I believe such information will motivate myself and other youth like myself to become versed in the book of Allah and its sciences. Shakrallahu lakum!


Question (19  Rajab 1424/Sept. 16, 2003)

Assalam alaikum.

My question is about the name of the letter zaa, occurring after the letter ra'a. It is written as za-a-y. Please explain how to read this name, is the yaa pronounced in it, so it becomes zaa-yee? Some Arabic alphabet books also write it's name as zayn. Which is the correct one for tajweed purposes?

Jazakum Allahu khairan


Question (17  Rajab 1424/Sept. 14, 2003)

Assalamu Aleikum,

May Allah reward you for this useful site inshallah.

1 Would you please give me the definition and explanation, if possible, of the following terms: Hafs and As-Soosiyy - Hafs 'an' Aasim - Ash Shaatibiyyah - Al Bazzee - and Raawee.

2 Would you please tell me what is the "Shatibiyyah poem" and where can I get ahold of it?

3 Do you know where I can buy some Qur’anic audio cassettes featuring "Warsh" recitation only?

May Allah help you in your answers and may He reward you kindly inshallah

Ma Salam


Question (8  Rajab 1424/Sept. 5, 2003)

Assalamou Aleikum,

Thanks again for replying to my question about the letter miim and nuun. The lessons that you provide are not only interesting, but very helpful.

I have a couple of questions I would like to mention inshallah.

 1. The first question concerns the "stopping at a word that contains the letter taa". In Surah 66 (At-tahrim) verse 5 for example, when the reader stopped (for a short moment) at the word "Muslimatin", he pronounced the sound of the letter taa by saying: "Muslimat". However, on verse 6 of the same surah (66), when he stopped (for a short moment) at the word "Malaa ikatun" ,  he did not pronounce the sound of the letter taa and therefore read : "Malaa ika"

Would you please explain why he did so?

2. This question concerns words in Hafs and Warsh. In surah As-Shams (91) verse 15, for example, in Hafs, it is written "Wa la yakhaafu..."  But in Warsh, it is written "Fala yakhaafu..."

Since the letter "Waaw" and "Faa" are different, may this difference change or distort the meaning of the sentence? 

May Allah help you in finding the answers of those questions inshallah. 

Ma Salam


Question (6  Rajab 1424/Sept. 3, 2003)

assalamu a'laikum

I want to ask you about sakt, ishmam. thank's

wassalamu a'laikum


Question (6  Rajab 1424/Sept. 3, 2003)

Assalaam alaikum

Is there any news about a book that was to be published for non- Arabs to learn to read in 7 days?  May Allah bless you.


Question/Comment (5  Rajab 1424/Sept. 2, 2003)

Assalam alaikum

I would like to pass on the information to all brothers and sisters that alhamdulillah the Reciter 2.0 website is once again up and running after being inaccessible for the past couple of months. It is .

May Allah reward those who maintain that site and enable the rest of us to benefit from it to the fullest inshallah.  


Question (5  Rajab 1424/Sept. 2, 2003)

Assalamu alaykum

May Allah reward you for the good work you are doing in the propagation of the recitation of the Quran. Ameen.

My question is regarding the word  in surah tawbah (verse 36). Grammatically I thought it was 'tathaqaltum'.

Could you explain if this word has been changed in the recitation.

wa salaam


Question (2  Rajab 1424/August 30, 2003)

Assalamualaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh,

I would like to know what is the syllabus that the students of tajweed must complete in order to graduate (to say that we learned all the ahkam tajweed)

jazakumullah khair.