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Question (29 Shawwal 1424/Dec.23, 2003)

Assalamu Aleikum,

1. I have a few questions concerning the lengthening of a letter in the Qur'an. In surah 18, last verse (110) of the first line: "...inna mâ..." there is a sign above the lengthened miim. What is the name of that sign?

On , sheikh Mustafa Ismail was recited surat An Nâzi'at starting from verse 26. When he recited verse 27, he cut short the lengthened miim letter on the word "samaa" that has this sign. Is it normal? if no, why did he do it?

2. On surah 19 verse 19 first line, there is a sort of a small letter "o" above the letter "nűn" in "...a na...". How is it called and what is its role? 

3. In my last question, I was actually refering to the "Al Bazzee" recitation, and I mistakenly stated "As Soosiy". I have noticed that Al Bazzee recitation uses the plural for the miim more that Warsh does. So my question is, should all the letters "miim" be in the plural form when recited in the Al Bazzee recitation? ( you gave an example in the question 040803, number 4)? 

4. I have memorized many verses and surat from the Qur'an. I know that in order not to forget them, I need to recite them constantly. Therefore, what would be your advice so that I will never, inshallah, forget any of those surat and verses that I have learned? 

May Allah help you find the answers and May He make it easier for you to find them inshallah. Ma Salam


Question (24 Shawwal 1424/Dec.18, 2003)  


MasyaAllah both lessons and questions asked by readers in this site are extremely helpful.
I would like to know is there any plan to compile the questions in a book in future?
All questions are very important but are too many to be read at certain time. However, this is only suggestion and everybody has been doing an excellent job, JazakumuAllah khairan katheera.


Question (24 Shawwal 1424/Dec.18, 2003)

Salam Alaikom

I would like to congratulate you on a very beneficial website. May Allah reward your efforts. I have some questions to ask.

1. Can you please provide several audio examples of   and   , maybe even the same word recited in more than one way, so people can get an idea of the different ways.

2. When stopping at a word whose last letter has a shaddah, such as  , I know that one is to stop with a sukoon. But does it mean stopping on a sukoon on the first or the second sukoon in ? A shaddah letter means the first letter is a saakin and the second is voweled. So if we stop at a word whose last letter is a shaddah, does the second letter (of the shaddah) become saakin so that there are two saakin letters pronounced? (and therefore the sound made is elongated a little) Or is that the second letter (of the shaddah) is eliminated and the person only pronounces one saakin letter.

3. While reading through your lessons on stopping (waqf), I noticed there was a table explaining the difference between Rawm and Ikhtilaas. To my knowledge, I did not come across anything in the waqf  lessons on the word Ikhtilaas. Please clarify where this word fits into the lessons on waqf.

Jazakallahu Khairun, Salam Alaikom.



Question (19 Shawwal 1424/Dec.13, 2003)

1. With regards to the Ikh-Faa’ rule of the meem saakinah (meem saakinah preceding the letter ba), how does one hide/conceal the meem? I read in one Tajweed book that a space is left between the lips when pronouncing the meem, however the information in your website says that this should not happen. Please clarify how one conceals the meem in this case.

2.In regards to the grammar lessons, do all present tense verbs end with a dhammah? Also what is the meaning of the word “conjugated”?

3. In the lessons on Waqf (stopping), a lot is mentioned about phrases linked in meaning and grammar. What does “liked in grammar” mean? Also in these lessons it was mentioned that an example was “stopping on an exceptional statement”. What does that mean? Also what is the meaning of “the female ha is always conjugated and never fixed.”

4.  In regards to , can one use this rule with all words that end with a dhammah or dhammah tanween?


Question (16 Shawwal 1424/Dec.10, 2003)

Asalamu aleykum. 
I am learning Warsh recitation through listening to tapes like sheikh Husary and Abdulbasit Aalhamdulillah, I have memorized riwayat Hafs and I am planning to learn all the riwayats especially the qira’ah of imam Nafi'  with the two riwayah of Warsh and Qaaluun, so my question is while listening to Warsh recitation I have come upon when harf hamza comes after miim saakina it's recited as humuu so is this still idhar shafawee or their is another rule in warsh tajweed. My second question would you include Warsh lessons on this site may Allah reward you, and if know any warsh teacher in Sweden because I have learnt all the entire Qur’an in Warsh so what I need is someone to listen to my recitation and to correct my errors.  Jazakumullahu kheiran .


Question (13 Shawwal 1424/Dec.7, 2003)


Question regarding what vowel to be placed on hamzatul wasl if the word containing it happens to be right after a waqf (and if we stop on this waqf) surfaces a lot. Non Arabs who are not proficient with Arabic vocabulary, myself included, fumble at the very first step in this determination since the answer depends upon whether the word which starts with the hamzatul wasl is a noun or a verb. If we only consider the words starting with hamzatulwasl after a waqf, it does not appear that there are very many words one has to learn to be able to correctly determine what vowel to use. The obvious question follows my preface, i.e., has anyone ever compiled a list of such words? There are so many Tajweed schools and Tajweed scholars in Muslim countries and this encourages me to think that there may be such a list somewhere.

Examples of what I am looking for:
At-Tawbah:80 (Istaghfir)
Yousuf:9 (Uqtuloo)
Fatir:43 (Istikbaaran)
Yaseen:21 (Ittabi’oo)

Please kindly comment. May Allah reward you for your excellent efforts.
Thank you.


Question (11 Shawwal 1424/Dec.5, 2003)

Assalamu Aleikum wa rahmatu lilahi wa barakat.

I have a question regarding the style of recitation. I know that Qaris have
their own style that characterize and differentiate their reading from other
Qaris. Is it a problem if a Qari copies (copy as in reading the same way) the
style of recitation of another Qari?

Ma Salam


Question (5 Shawwal 1424/Nov. 29, 2003)

Assalamu Aleikum. Thank you for the advice. Inshallah, I will start with surat al Mulk and work my way down.
I have several questions concerning different qiraat Qaris use while reading the book of Allah.

1. I was listening to surah At- Tahrîm verse 4, and the Qari, who was reading, read: "...wa jabraîlu..." instead of "...wa jibrîlu...". I know he did not read in Hafs nor Warsh, so would you please tell me which qiraah he used? 

2. In surah Al Mujâdilah (58) verse 11, first line "...idha qîla...", another Qari ,who read in different ways, read " idha qwila" (he used the letter waow). Would you tell us what sort of qiraa he used? 

3. I like listening to Warsh and As soosiyy readings whenever I have the occasion. I have notice that, if I am not mistaken, As- soosiyy uses the plural a lot for the mîm letter. My question is, do all the mîm letters in As -soosiyy should be used with the plural or not? 

4. You have been doing a very good work with the site, I would like to know whether you plan on developing Warsh lessons for the next future inshallah?
May Allah reward and help you inshallah. 
Ma Salam


Question (5 Shawwal 1424/Nov. 29, 2003)

Assalamu Aleikum

May Allah reward us and accept our fasting inshallah. may He also give you a
good reward for having, and still continuing, helped all the Muslims with
their questions.
Thank you for the Dua that you provided.
I have a question regarding the memorization of the Qu'ran Juz by Juz.
Where I come from, my teacher used to teach us the surahs step by step. For
instance, we started from Juzu 'amma with surah 114 and then we gradually
increase to surah 113, 112, 111, etc. My question is, if I have completed correctly
Juzu 'Amma, and I would like to learn Juzu Tabarak, do I have to start with
surah 77 (Al Mursalât) or can I start with the surah that is less longer and
easier to learn (for example, surah 73, Al Muzzammil)?

May Allah help you find the answer inshallah.

Ma Salam


Question (2 Shawwal 1424/Nov. 26, 2003)  

Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I have some confusions here about Hamzah Al Wasl:

1. In surah At-Taubah :80  I know the meaning of the first word from the English translation of the Holy Quran :"Whether you (O Muhammad Pbuh) ask forgiveness for them" but I cannot determine this word whether it is noun or verb category. So what vowel should I give to the hamzah al wasl here? 

2. I am confused about the word "alaan"," aAllah", and "adh-dhakarain"  in the lessson. As we learned in Medd lazim kilmi mukhaffaf, these words are in this category which to be lengthened for six counts in my understanding. When I listen to the reader in hamzah alwasl lesson, the word "alaan" is not lengthened to six. Could you explain more about this? 

Another thing is about 'alaamat al waqf. I don't know if I missed something, but could you explain more about all the different signs , i.e the small jiim, the small ta, the sili, the qili. 

 I am in the UAE and non-Arab, is there any certified female English speaking teacher whom you know in the UAE so I can learn?. I am learning from someone who is still learning and the problem is it is not proper and not regular basis. I am looking for someone  who can listen and correct me. I am very impressed with the lessons explained in the site so if  you can recommend somebody you know, it would be very much appreciated. I know there are many Qur’an classes here but most of them in Arabic and different teachers have different ways of demonstrating how to read, i.e qalqalah, ghunnah, etc.

Finally, JazakAllah khairan katheera and 'Eid Mubaarak.


Question (1 Shawwal 1424/Nov. 25, 2003)  

as Salaamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullaah,

I'm currently memorizing the Qur'an both Hafs `an `Asim and Shu'bah.  I have a question in regards to the recitation of Shu'bah.  My teacher told me that he is a student of `Asim, and that his recitation is not a "qiraa'at", but actually a "riwahah".  I actually don't understand this.  I understand what riwahah is, but I still don't understand why this makes some of the words in the Qu'ran according to Shu'bah.  For example, in Hafs, a word might be pronounced "yadkhaloona", but `an Shu'bah, it is pronounced "yudkhiloona".   I hope you understand what my question is because when I tried to ask my teacher this, she didn't really understand me :)
Jazaki Allahu Khairan. 
was Salaamu `Alaikum