Friday, 23 May 2014

Recitation of the Quran

Reciting the Quran in a beautiful voice is extremely important in Islam. One should read the Quran with Tarteel, this according to Ibn Kathir who wrote a famous commentary of the Quran back in the thirteenth century is to "recite the Quran slowly, making the letters clear, for this is an assistance in understanding and pondering the meaning of the Quran." In Arabic the word Tarteel translates as "slow, measured rhythmic tones". The Quran is supposed to be recited in the same manner as the way the Angel Gabriel revealed it to the Prophet Muhammad.
Another common word that one comes across when looking at the way the Quran should be recited, is Tajweed. This means reading the Quran with correct pronunciation and has to be learnt under a qualified teacher so that all mistakes can be rectified. Learning proper Tajweed takes a long time and needs to be perfected. All Muslims are required to learn the Tajweed rules of reciting the Quran, as reciting in an incorrect manner will result in the meaning to become distorted
Muslims put much value to the one who recites the Quran in a beautiful voice with Tarteel & Tajweed, one of the greatest and most popular recitation of all time is by Qari Abdul Basit Abdus Samad. The title Qari is for someone who recites the Quran with the proper rules of recitation, this title is achieved by vigorous and sometimes lengthy courses specifically designed to teach the rules of Quran recitation. There are approximately twenty scholars of Islam who are extremely popular amongst the Muslims because of their beautiful voice and the manner in which they recite the Quran.

quran teacher

No comments:

Post a Comment