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Study tajweed rules: presentation of the courses
The Holy Quran is the words of Allah (SWT) that He revealed to His Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him). It guarantees the success and prosperity of the whole of humankind in this world and the life hereafter. Every Muslim has to recite the Quran correctly while observing the rules of recitation (Tajweed). Allah (SWT) addressed His Messenger Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) Saying: "…And recite the Quran with measured recitation." (Holy Quran 25:32)
Here, it is clear with what characteristic the Quran has been revealed: a proper recitation. It is a recitation where each letter is recited as it should, without withdrawals or additions.
The first definition of Tajweed is, therefore: Read the Quran as revealed by Allah (SWT).
Thus it is obligatory upon us to observe those rules so that we recite it in the way it was revealed. Students and teachers of the Holy Quran have been praised many times by the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) “The Best amongst you is (he) who learns and teaches the Holy Quran.”
The Tajweed is to read the Qur'an as the Prophet (peace and greetings on him) read it. Consequently, our course to learn tajweed gives you the possibility to learn how to recite the Quran with its proper rules (Tajweed rules).
This third definition is the logical extension of the first two. It can be explained by the fact that if the early days of Islam did not require that rules related to the Arabic alphabet be detailed to the Arabs, as the Muslim empire grew, non-Arab peoples accepted Islam. It was difficult for them to access reading. Moreover, the mixture of civilizations ran the risk of seeing new pronunciations penetrate the Arabic language. The experts, anxious to keep the authenticity of the readings, took advice and decided to formalize rules. It is therefore that the terms makhraj and sifats etc. were born. The science of Tajweed was born.
These three definitions stand and are in fact equivalent. If I read the Qur'an as it was revealed, I will do it as the Prophet did (peace be upon him), which technically means pronouncing each letter as it should. If now I read each letter from his Makhraj and accompanied by his sifaat, then I conform to the reading of the Prophet (peace and greetings to him), that is, to the revelation he received.
Thus, al-dirassa Center professors teach according to the recitation of Hafs an Asim. Indeed, they base their teaching on the most renowned method : Qawa’id an nouraniya, al jazariya or Touhfatu al Atfal.
In more, the recitation of Hafs is very popular in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and in all the Middle East. Likewise, among the most famous Quran who recites the Quran using Hafs an Asim method. For example, it includes imams of Mecca Sudais and Shuraim, al Hudayfi, al Ghamidi, al Afassi, Abdul Basit Abdussamad, Muaqli or al Husari.
In sum, to learn tajweed offers the possibility to:
Beginner level to learn tajweed
Intermediate level to learn tajweed
Advanced level to learn tajweed