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111 Tajweed




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Student feedback

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Syllabus for Fall 2000

 Fall 2000 Course Schedule 9/15/00 - 12/15/00

Art of Qur'anic Recitation (2 Credits) EBA 111

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Course Outline

This course introduces the student to the rules and the terms one needs in order to be successful in beautifying one's recitation.

Course materials:

Textbook: Easy Tajwid by Dr. Al-Muqri Syed Kaleemullah Husaini.

5 audiotapes: Recitation of the Qur'an by Yassir Fazaqa.

Study Tips:

The art of Qur'anic recitation is divided into two parts: (1) The science and rules of how to recite, and (2) the practical application of those rules. What you can learn from the textbook is only (1) the science and rules of how to recite. After learning this you may still have little idea of how to implement these rules.

Because this is so, it is imperative that from the beginning of this course you find a qualified brother/sister who can listen to and correct your tajweed on a consistent basis. Find someone today in your locality. You are most welcome to phone your advisor during the office hours and practice your recitation; and for those sisters who would like to read to another sister, the advisor's wife would be more than happy to listen and correct your tajweed.

Also, you should listen to correct recitation on tape on a consistent basis, e.g. reciters such as Abdul Basit and Minshaawi.

You can find a lot of course questions answered at: Another good source to review the types of articles out there on the net is and to search the Muslim websites, a good Muslim search engine is If you have questions about the content of something you read on the net, please contact your instructor.

Note: Please send your exams by mail. If you would like the exam to be sent back to you, make sure that you enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise you may request your results by email or phone. For those living outside the USA, due to their circumstances, they may either fax or email their exams, email is preferred.

Exam Schedule:






Exam 1

October 9, 2000

October 14, 2000

pg. 1-60 of textbook

Exam 2

November 6, 2000

November 11, 2000

pg. 61-103

Term Paper: None required


Oral Exam


December 8-15, 2000

Rules from Chapters 3-9 of the textbook


Supplementary materials information



Audiotapes information

Major topics covered:

There are several ahadith about the virtues of reciting, teaching, and learning the Qur'an. Br. Yassir Fazaqa also covered some Fiqh issues dealing with treating the actual copy of the Qur'an. He also discussed some of the fabricated ahadith about the virtues of the Quran.

Where to stop in the madani mushaf


Nun Sakin:

Izhar, Idgham, Iqlaab, Ikhfaa',

Mim sakin, idgham shafawi, ikhfa' shafawi, izhar shafawi


Madd: Tabee'ee, Sila, 'Iwad, badal, far'ee, muttasil, munfasil, lazim, kalimi, muthaqqal, mukhaffaf, harfi,



Rules of laam: idhaar, idghaam,

Name of Allah,

Rules of Ra: tarqiq and tafkhim, at the beginning, middle, or end, and exceptions


Student Feedback


(added 2/06/02)

The first thing a student needs to know about this class is how much time it will take to be good at it. Listen to tapes of one of the famous reciters A LOT. You have to memorize the tajweed rules of course, but you also need to be able to apply them without difficulty. This is where listening to a reciter helps. Pick a reciter (Shaikh Minshawi, Shaikh Hudhaifi, Shaikh Shuraim, Shaikh Sudais, Shaikh Abdul Basit, Shaikh Al-Ghaamidi Shaikh Al-Hussary, etc.) and listen to his recitation a lot. InshaAllah, this will help you in applying the rules of tajweed without having to think about it too much.

Second: not everyone is very good at reading the Qur'an without difficulty. You may need to sit with someone and just practice reading the Arabic (in other words, being able to read the Arabic is one skill and then pronouncing it with proper tajweed is another).

Third: Learning the rules of tajweed themselves requires a lot of thinking and applying. The tapes help a lot in this matter. Anytime you get confused about something, make a chart and see how it is derived and how it relates to similar things. I definitely had to make a chart in order for me to understand the rules for madd.

The audiotapes are excellent. Br. Yassir Fazaqa does a very good job of explaining the rules along with the other Sheikh (his recitation is AMAZING). I thought the audiotapes were probably the most helpful resource for the class.


Other Resources



Audio Probably the most complete resource for recitations of the Quran.


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