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Question (25 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 30, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatuh

May Allah reward you as I have been enjoying your site for some time!  Would you know if there is any site in the French language similar to yours?

Jazaakumu Allahu khair.


Question (19 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 24, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah

If we are studying how to read The Noble Qur'an with tajweed by way of Hafs 'an 'Aasim do you think it's ok to listen also to the recitation of Sheikh Khaleel al Husaree for example, by way of Warsh.  Do you think that this could interfere with someone's learning?

May Allah reward you for your kindness and help.


Question (13 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 18, 2002)

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allah

In surah Yunus, aayah #89

how would we stop on the words : " " ?  Would that be a "presented sukoon" (mad 'aarid lissukoon) even with the shaddah on the noon at the end?

May Allah bless you and reward you. 


Question (10 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 15, 2002)

As Salamu Alaykum:
May ALLAH reward you for your good work.

My question is:
If a tarqeeq letter if followed by a saakin tafkheem letter, will the tarqeeq letter sound heavier?

When I was listening to various qaris it seemed to me that:
the noon in the 3.word of 1st ayah of al-nasr (110) , , sounds heavier than the one in  the last word of 5th ayah of al-fatihah (1),   .
Please clarify the situation.
Jazakum ALLAHu Khairan


Question (9 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 14, 2002)

Al-salamou alaykum oua rahmat Allah oua barakatouh,

May Allah grant you Paradise for your hard work and your service offered for the Ummah!

I have a question that always scares me and I, with my limited knowledge, can't answer it at all! When I discovered your site and your "email a question" link, I was so happy.

It scares me because I always imagine Allah asking His Prophet (pbuh):Is this the recitation that you taught your Ummah and he replies no, so Allah asks his Angels to put me in Hell.

I like to listen to Abdul Basit Abdul Samad tajweed (not tartil, the long tajweed) but I always hear these people cheering in the crowd: "Allah! Allah!" and I ask myself why do these people do that?

Is Abdul Basit Abdul Samad's recitation considered as music-recitation?
Also theres a hadith that talks about the muazzins that will sing the adhan and be put in Hell, is this happening today in Makkah?

If not, can you give me an example, a partial recitation of some Koran that is sang?

I am willing to leave anything that comes against the saying of Allah and his Messenger as I dont want to go to the Hellfire.

Jazzakum ALlah khayr al Jazaa'. Al-salamou alaykum oua rahmat Allah oua barakatouh


Question (6 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 11, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum.  Would anyone there have a suggestion or a comment about a problem that can occur to a student of tajweed in the month of Ramadhan?  In Taraaweeh prayers, many of us women who do not normally go to the Mosque for prayer, go there in this month.  Some of us may find ourselves noticing the Imam's tajweed, may Allah reward them for leading us in prayer, instead of remembering Allah, subhanahu wa ta'aala and pondering the meaning of the words.  This would not be in the right spirit of the prayer I would think - would you have any comment for us about this?  This is not a tajweed question as such but I thought you might have something to say about this problem...insha Allah!

Jazakum Allahu khair!


Question (5 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 10, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah.

Jazakumu Allahu khair for "The Qur'an in Ramadhan" download. 

I have a question concerning right pronunciation : for example, in surah Al FatiHah the word " ":

In the case of   when it has a shadda would it be right to say that one must pronounce the first   which is saakinah with complete running of sound given to a saakina letter that has the characteristic of  "rikhawa"  while giving it the quality of "Istitaala" (i.e. the vibration that runs from the back of the tongue at the molars all the way to the tip of the tongue) and then put pressure at the articulation point once again for the second   this time with a fatHa?  There seems to be a wave going thru and back again when doing this, is this right? 

May Allah reward you!  And a blessed Ramadhan to you! 


Question (1 Ramadhan 1423/Nov. 6, 2002)

As-salaamu alaykum,
I have a question concerning madd. Many of the Arabs tend to shorten long vowels to short vowels when the long vowel occurs at the end of the word in speaking .
To give an example I read the male youth, "al-fataa." My Egyptian friend told me I had read the female youth, "al-fataah" and told me to say "al-fata" instead, in reality reading fathah instead of alif.

Also, Many Arabs have also developed vowel quality distinctions to differentiate long and short vowels. Is this correct?

I do not have a trained teacher so how can I know the correct madd?