“And recite the Qur’an with measured recitaion.”
What is Tajweed?
The word “Tajweed” means to improve, make better.
Tajweed of the Holy Quran is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation so the reading of the Quran is as the Prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon Him, recited.
The view of the scholars of Tajweed and the majority of Fiqh scholars is that it is obligatory to learn Tajweed and to apply Tajweed rules while reciting Qur’an (especially to avoid clear mistakes, which usually change obvious things and change the meaning of the verses).
Imam Muhammad Ibn Al-Jazari (may Allah have mercy upon him), who was a great Quran and Hadeeth scholar, said: “And applying Tajweed is an issue of absolute necessity, Whoever doesn’t apply Tajweed to the Quran, then a sinner is he.”See Full Fatwa – islamweb.net
Basic Tajweed Rules Overview | By Ahmed Tahboub
Tajweed Principles & Rules
This site explains some of the principles of tajweed and focuses on the problems that non-Arabs have in reciting the Qur’an properly.
Tajweed tidbit (titbit) lessons will be given in different aspects of Tajweed, and questions submitted will be reviewed, answered and posted.
May Allah make us among those who recite His book with its true recital.