What is Tajweed?

The word “tajweed” means to improve, make better.

Tajweed of the Holy Qur’an is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation so the reading of the Qur’an is as the Prophet Mohammed peace and blesings be upon him, recited.

This site explains some of the principles of tajweed and focuses on the problems that non-Arabs have in reciting the Qur’an properly.  Tajweed tidbit (titbit) lessons will be given in different aspects of tajweed, and questions submitted will be reviewed, answered, and posted.

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet Sala_allahu_alayhi_wa_sallam said, “The one who was devoted to the the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.””