The Road to Acquiring Proficiency with the Qur’an


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The Road to Acquiring

Proficiency with the Qur’an

(Tajweed Notes, Exercises and Summaries)


(Part 1)

 (Part 2)

 (Part 3)

 (Part 4)


The purpose of this book is twofold, and it is aimed at both the teacher and student of tajweed. For the teacher, I hope that this work will facilitate for him the task of teaching his students the rules of tajweed. For the student, I hope that it will facilitate for him the task of comprehending and memorising the rules of tajweed.

This work is not meant to be a comprehensive textbook on the subject of tajweed. Instead, it aims to simplify the rules of tajweed by representing them in a visually appealing way. The notes are thus very brief and are in the form of diagrams, flowcharts and tables, while colour has been used throughout to highlight certain aspects. It is based on the book Murshid al-Qari’ by Qari Saleem Gaibie and should thus be read in conjunction with that. Wherever the notes might be too brief or unclear, clarity could be gained from Qari Saleem’s text. However, it would be much more beneficial to go through this work with a competent tajweed teacher who would be able to provide further explanation where required.

The book is divided into four sections. The first part deals with the general rules of tajweed according to the riwaayah of Hafs ‘an ‘Asim via the tareeq of the Shatibiyyah. This is the main part of the book. The second part consists of exercises on the topics covered in the previous section. This part provides a guideline of how the notes in part one were broken up into individual lessons. The third part consists of concise single-page summaries of the topics covered in part one. I believe that this would serve as a good refresher for the student who was already studied these topics before. The last part deals with tajweed rules for the riwaayah of Hafs ‘an ‘Asim via the tareeq of the Shatibiyyah that are only found in certain specific ayat. However, some of the things mentioned in this section are not necessarily restricted to the tareeq of the Shatibiyyah only, but are simply things that I felt were important to be pointed out. I feel that this is an important section of the book, as in my experience many hifz and tajweed students may be familiar with the rules covered in part one but are ignorant of the rules found in this particular section. It should thus be studied carefully and diligently.

I pray that Allah ta’ala accepts this work from me and that He makes it a means of benefit to the teachers and students of the noble science of tajweed and to all those who have an attachment to the Glorious Qur’an, ameen.

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