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Question (29  Safar 1423/May 12, 2002)

Assalamalaikum. I am trying tajweed by  myself by repeating and reading the Qur’an  with cassettes of famous qaris, but I’m still slow in memorising the Qur’an. I am now 40 and know I am not young, but when I was young I never read the holy Qur’an. Now my best form of relaxing is reciting the Qur’an with tajweed. I also hope to became a hafiz, but I can’t seem to memorize like before, although I am a financial consultant and I had passed professional exams in the past. Please advise me as I love reading the holy Qur’an and I want to continue, may Allah give me the memory to become a hafiz, as I have heard a hadith that the hafiz  will be with the holy prophet on the day of qiyamah.    Wasalaam.


Question (25  Safar 1423/May 8, 2002)

Masha Allah, your questions and answers (especially the answers!) are informative and enjoyable to read.  May Allah grant you to keep up the site!

This is a question about stops - I have asked you about stops before and am still struggling with these.

In the following aayah there are quite a few "marked" stops so I thought I could try and learn from it:

The interpretation of the meaning into English:
 “O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust. " (Yusuf Ali) 5: 51 

 1. At the small meem( ) is it a "kaafi" stop? That is : what is before is complete in meaning and what is after is linked in meaning but not in grammar. We can stop here and start with what is after it, insha Allah. 

2. Between the  and the ; this is the part that puzzles me - if we start here and stop at the , it would seem incomplete in meaning as we would not know who Allah, ta'aala, is referring to unless we look to the first part of the aayah.

3. Between  and : this again seems incomplete in meaning by itself although stops are marked.

(I would be tempted to say it is better to read through form the beginning to the  and that those two marked stops are maybe hasan.)

 4. The last part starting at the  and ending the aayah is complete in meaning and not linked in grammar but linked to what is before in meaning only.  This is a kaafi start.

 It would be really appreciated if you could correct my understanding if, and when it is convenient.

Wa jazakumu Allah bi kulli khair. 


Question (21  Safar 1423/May 4, 2002)


How does the term used for "love" differ in this version from other translations? I have been told that the Koran does not contain the word "love," but that this translation does.

Thank you.


Question/statement  (18  Safar 1423/May 1, 2002)

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah.  May Allah reward you for your patience in answering my question on the words, as I typed them:   .  The fact is when I returned to the explanation in the tidbit lessons I found in closer examination ( and increasing the size of the text) that it already does  in fact say, and I copy and paste,:   with a ya and, I think, it has a shaddah as you explained it should have.  My apologies and thank you as your explanation did set me right on reading this correctly.  Signed:



Question (14  Safar 1423/Apr. 27, 2002)

Alhamduli Allah for your site and your help! and may Allah reward you!  There is al Ikhfa ash-shafawee (  ) for the letter meem and there is the Ikhfa for the noon which has you explained is called:  - What I am wondering is how to pronounce this last word: is it in transliteration: haqeeqeeyaa?  And also would it be incorrect to call it Ikhfa Haqeeqee?


Question (11  Safar 1423/Apr. 24, 2002)

Assalaam alaikum 

I want to teach some people tajweed and I cant find the Arabic letters, on any site.  I found a couple some differences, e.g.. one did not have "ha" in the list , one did not have "lam-alif" in it and do on. do u have a complete list of the letters and may I print to teach form it please?

Jazakullahu khair. Asslaamu alaikum


Question (10  Safar 1423/Apr. 23, 2002)

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah.  

First, Thank you for  this wonderful site.

I would like to know what is the best way to learn Arabic for a non-Arabic.  I am a student (engineering) with a "limited time". A friend told me about an open university for distance education (, how do you rate such method.  Also may you recommend some good grammar books. I already can read, and do understand some grammar basics.  My objective is to be very fluent in Arabic.

Thank you for your help


Question (9  Safar 1423/Apr. 22, 2002)

Do you have a web site for Sheikh Ali Jabir Quran recitation?


Question (6  Safar 1423/Apr. 19, 2002) 


In this site, I couldn't find explanations about mad tamkin, idgham mutajaanisain, and idgham mutaqaaribain. Could you pls add explanations on these rules,

jazakumullahu khairan katheera.


Question (5  Safar 1423/Apr. 18, 2002) 

Could you please tell me if the word:   can also be written -  ? I always thought it was written the second way but recently I've been noticing it in the Qur'an and on your site written the first way. Jazakum Allahu khair.


Question (5  Safar 1423/Apr. 18, 2002) 

Assalaamun alaikum.
I would  like to now if it is allow to copy other qaris tune or not.
May Allah reward you fro the help . fi-am-nillah


Question (2 Safar 1423/Apr. 15, 2002) 

Alsalam Alaykum,
I would like to know where I can find samples of reciting the Qur’an using the Hadr technique (compared to Tahqiiq and Tadwiir)? I am interested in hearing the different speeds. Is there any website where I can listen to the same Ayas or Surats recited by the different speeds? I bought earlier CDROMs of recitation of the Qu'an by Al-Qahatani, Huthayfee, Al-Sudase, Al-Husari. Which type of recitation speeds they use, Hadr, Tadwir or Tahqiq?

Finally, I am interested in buying a recitation of the Qur’an (CDROM)using the Hadr technique. I would appreciate if you can direct me to where I can find such CDROMs, either on line or in Amman, Damascus,Cairo or Dubai.

Jazakum Allah Kul Khair. Wa assalam alaykum


Question (2 Safar 1423/Apr. 15, 2002) 

Assalaamu alaikum.  I have a small question about a word like    The question is if I stop on this word (or any that ends in two noons) it will sound as though there is only one noon.   Is there a special way of stopping on this word ?

May Allah reward you.