Exact rules of recitation

Most muslims agree that Quran should be recited in a special way called Tajweed. It is difficult to learn as it includes correct pronounciation and a melody typical for religious rituals. Coloured letters can help with some parts of this.

Learn Quran with Tajweed from anywhere using technology. Samples are available online and online courses have voice chats that enable you to learn this live, talking to a teacher that might be far away. Since online lessons are usually used outside of Arab countries, they focus on problems that Arabic language prenets for non-native speakers. Arabic is considered the best language for Quran recitations, particularly in prayers.

Examples of rules

Pauses are an important part of recitations. You do not have to know each pause’s place in the book by heart as they are indicated there will stop signs in round frames. You just have to memorize their meanings and decide where you will make optional pauses.

What must be more complicated is how sounds (consonants and vowels) affect each other. For example, noon saakinah can be read clearly (from its regular articulation point without adding a nasal sound) before throat sounds, merge with the following sound (which can include nasalisation or not), change to another letter or hides (is spoken behind closed lips). This depends on the following letter but there are exemptions.

Rules of Tajweed come from traditional Arabic language. Modern coloquial Arabic is spoken with different rules so Arabs have to learn it for the purpose of Quran recitation, too.

Recite and rise

It is said that Muslims will be asked in heaven to Ā»recite and riseĀ«, meaning they will have to recite the whole Quran and their rank in heaven will be decided based on how well they do that.