Welcome to the tajweed and Qur’an podcasts which are explained in English. These podcasts are designed specifically for English speakers who want to learn tajweed. It will also assist those who do not have the chance to meet a sheikh or qari’ (Qur’an teacher) in their local area, by assisting them to seek this sacred knowledge of Qur’an and tajweed.
Given that there are approximately 20 million Muslims in the English speaking world, this is a useful resource to bring this sacred knowledge to those who cannot find access to sheikhs. The podcasts are a series of short, engaging lectures, going through the rules of Arabic alphabet, makharij (articulation points), sifat (qualities of letters), waqf (rules of stopping and pausing) rasm (orthography relating to recitation of certain words).
There will also be some elaboration on the meaning of tajweed, its history (including the biography of Imam Hafs and Imam `Asim) and finally, a brief summary on the work of Imam Al-Jazari and Imam Al-Shatibi. This interesting historical background provides English speakers with some context of the great Islamic scholarship which is the basis of how and why we study tajweed today. All you need is to concentrate and make a sincere intention, insha’Allah you will improve your recitation skills. Click here to go to Tajweed in English.