If you decide to learn the Quran, you will often hear a word synonymous with it called Tajweed and will easily recognize that it is an Arabic Term. Why is it always mentioned whenever Quran learning is brought up and what does it mean? 

Basically, in the Arabic language, the word Tajweed means to make better or to make something better, however, the term now refers to a set of rules used to facilitate Quran recitation, And we introduce you to this article Beginner Tips For Learning Tajweed


History of tajweed

Tajweed was invented by a Muslim scholar called Al Khalil in Ahmed Al farahidi. He invented it to make reading the Quran easier. As an Arab and a Muslim he knew that only Arabs knew how to recite the Quran.

They knew that it was not like reading any other text and that there were rules on how to pronounce letters, these rules were not named or written down, they just recited properly according to how they heard it from others before them. Thus there had to be a system that showed other non-Arabs how they can recite the Quran properly. 

He came with a set of rules. He called them Tajweed. So the name came way after prophet Muhammed and the Quran itself. Today Tajweed is written in every Quran copy or Mushaf and explained at the back so that any Muslim may try to read the Quran properly using this amazing system. 

Can I understand the Quran without knowing Tajweed’s rules? 

The Tajweed is not the same as the basic four marks of the Arabic language, which are damma, Fatiha, kasra, and sukoon. Tajweed is more about the sounds of the letters and the time of stress of a certain letter. You can read the Quran without knowing Tajweed rules and still understand it quite well. However, Tajweed is about how God would want us to read the Quran.

Why do we need Tajweed?

We simply know how the Quran was read according to the people who carried it over the years. We know that even back when Prophet Muhammed used to live, the Quran used to be recited in a slightly different manner than any Arabic text. By reciting we mean the way letters are pronounced. For instance, you may pronounce the letter Qaf in a more concentrated manner than how you would do in any ordinary text. 

This is why Tajweed was constructed. A set of rules is marked by a set of signs that act as instructions. These markings or signs can be found in the back of the Quran and they are explained. 

learn Quran with tajweed online

The big question here is can you learn Tajweed or Tajwid online? Well, yes. It is very easy to learn the Tajweed rules of the Quran online. All you have to do is find a tutor or sign up for a comprehensive course that has all that you need. 

At studio Arabiya in Egypt, we offer more than Tajweed lessons. We have Quran & Tajweed for Egyptians courses, Arabic courses, and Arabic classes like Arabic Calligraphy, Nahw Course

How to learn tajweed from the Quran?

  • Sign up for a class
  • Practice reading the Quran with tajweed everyday
  • Write down the rules by yourself
  • Listen to so many Quran recitations and compare between them and normal reading of an Arabic text.
  • Read a book on Tajweed

How to learn tajweed easily?

The easiest way to learn Tajweed is to have someone professional teach you the rules and follow up on your progress. This is why an online course or class will be your best choice. You will be able to learn from anywhere at any time.  

learn to read the Quran with tajweed

Learning how to read the Quran with Tajweed is sort of a must. When reading the Quran one must approach it with respect and humbleness. One of the ways to approach the Quran properly is to read it with Tajweed rules. There may be exceptions for people who don’t know Tajweed, but if you have the ability to learn then you must learn Tajweed. Remember that reciting Quran verses is not the same as reading an ordinary text. 

learning tajweed for beginners

Teaching Tajweed for beginners is not hard. It may be challenging, in the beginning, to get used to reading following the rules, but once you get the hang of it it becomes very easy you won’t even notice it. 


tajweed rules

  1. Noon Sakinah and Tanween
  • Izhaar (to make clear) 
  • Idghaam (to merge)
  • Iqlaab (to convert)
  • Ikhfaa (to hide)


2. Noon and Meem Mushaddad

  • Meem Sakinah
  • Ikhfaa Shafawi
  • Idghaam Shafawi
  • Izhar Shafawi


3. Qalqalah


4. Al-Madd

  • Two Beat Madd
  • Flexible Madd (two, four, or six)
  • Four Beat Madd
  • Six Beat Madd


What if I can’t read the Quran with Tajweed yet, shall I stop till I learn?

No, You shouldn’t stop. You should continue reading the Quran daily even if you don’t understand the rules of tajweed yet. However, You can’t keep postponing the matter, you have to learn them as you can read already. The Quran is meant to be read and recited in a certain manner, even if you don’t know if you ought to learn it. 

Most Muslims don’t pay much attention to Tajweed and this is quite the mistake. Tajweed rules are easy to learn and they are accessible to anyone who can read. 

Hadith on reading Quran 

‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honorable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have two rewards.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

وعن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏ “‏الذي يقرأ القرآن وهو ماهر به مع السفرة الكرام البررة، والذي يقرأ القرآن ويتتعتع فيه وهو عليه شاق له أجران‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

Benefits of Reading the Quran

  • Get 10 Hasanat for each letter
  • Your life will be blessed by God
  • Quran will act as an intercessor for you on judgment day
  • Quran protected from devils
  • Angels protecting you 
  • You will be rewarded greatly if you teach others what you know of Quran

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