Importance and necessity of Tajweed Al-Quran
The word Tajweed means proficiency. It means giving every single letter of the Quran its dues when it is recited. In this article, we will learn the importance of tajweed and the reasons why we should always recite the Quran with tajweed.
1- The appearance of the angel Gabriela
The Quran was first revealed with Tajweed applied to it. When the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) recited the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah exalt his mention), he recited them with tajweed, showing him the way to recite it. Therefore, it is mandatory that we apply these rules in order to recite the Quran in its original, true form.
2- The Quran is the words of Allah
Every syllable of the Quran is from Allah, so Muslims have to take the Quran’s recitation seriously. The purpose of Tajweed is to give the reciter proficiency pronouncing every syllable with the rules that apply to it. This way, the reciter can recite the Quran without changing the way of the Prophet who received it from Almighty Allah. Allah told us: “recite the Quran with measured recitation.” (Quran 73:4).
3- The rules of Tajweed
Observing the rules of Tajweed in reciting prevents the reciter from making mistakes in reciting the Quran or change the words’ meaning during the recitation. Every Arabic letter has an articulation point from which it originates, called the Makhraj and attributes called the Sifaat. The knowledge is an important step to learn of Tajweed.
4- Tajweed will help you avoid mistakes
Applying the rules of Tajweed is an obligation to keep away from the major mistakes in reciting the Quran. There are two types of errors: the clear mistakes and the hidden mistakes. The clear mistakes are usually obvious errors and change the words’ meaning. Whilst the hidden mistakes are not easily spotted. The majority of scholars agree that the application of the Tajweed rules to avoid clear mistakes is an individual obligation (Fardh ‘Ayn), while applying Tajweed rules to avoid the hidden mistakes is a collective obligation (Fardh Kifaayah) upon Muslims.