Beginners should start reading the Quran with this method we are about to reveal. All of the Quran reciters we cherish and aspire to be like them today were once beginners some years ago. It means if you also put in the work with commitment and determination, you can become a fantastic Quran reciter. 

Research shows that beginners find it easier to start with the surahs that were revealed in Makkah because they are short compared to Surahs that were revealed in Medina. Also, beginners need to purify their intentions and learn the Quran because of Allah. They should learn the Quran to please Allah and not for worldly and material gains or to show off. So for them, online Quran classes for beginners are best to start with reading and understanding Quran.

Tips For Beginners How to Start Reading the Quran

After laying the foundation for our discussion, we shall look at tips on Learning how to recite Quran for beginners.

1. Learn from a native Arabic teacher

A person that wants to start reading the Quran must learn it. The Quran is different from the bible such that if you can read the English language, you can also read the bible. The case of the Quran is different. The fact that you can read Arabic does not mean you can read the Quran because it has some unique features that cannot be known except when taught.

For a beginner, it is preferable to learn Quran online from a native Arabic tutor. The advantage of learning with a native Arabic teacher is that a native Arabic teacher will have mastery of the Arabic language coupled with the knowledge of the Quran. Some ladies prefer to learn quran from online female Quran teachers it is also the best option for them as well.

2.  Focus on Practising each Tajweed rule intensively

The knowledge of Tajweed is the knowledge needed to learn the Quran correctly. Tajweed is a branch of knowledge that has many rules. Beginners must practice mastering all tajweed rules intensively.

Some of the Tajweed rules, beginners should practice intensively are Ghunnah (nasal sound). The Nasal sound comes from the nose when pronouncing certain letters. When pronouncing the nasal sound, you have to pinch your nose so that you are unable to breathe from it. Another one is Sakinah/Sakin. It refers to a letter with nun sukoon.

3.  Take note of Common Tajweed Mistakes

Even the best of the best tajweed masters are prone to mistakes in tajweed because of the delicacy of this field of knowledge.

Some of the common mistakes in Tajweed are the addition and omission of a long vowel (madd letter, alif madd, wow madd, and yam add). Beginners should take note of these additions and omissions of Madd because either of the two can change a word and its meaning.

Another common mistake is not pronouncing the letters correctly. Some of the Arabic letters are similar in pronunciation but they are not the same. A very good example is Alif, Ha, Kha, and Ha. A person needs to be taught to be able to pronounce these letters appropriately.

4.  Start With Short Surahs

For beginners, the best is to start with short surahs, especially the Makkah surahs. These short surahs are very easy to read and comprehend. These short surahs include Suratul Fatiha, Surah Nas, Suratul Falaq, Surat Al Ikhlas, Surah al Masad, Surah al Nasr, Surah Al Kafirun, Surat Al Ma’un, Surah al-Takathur, Surah Al Adiyat, Surah Al Sharh, Surah a-Teen, Surah Al Humazah and others. These Surahs are referred to as Makiyyah surahs because they were revealed in Makkah. Also, one of the features of the surahs that were revealed in Makkah is that they are short and average in some cases.

5.  Practice Arabic Makharij Every day

Makharijul Huruf known as the point of articulation in the English language is the position from which letters exit. Furthermore, it is known as the place where the sound comes from, the exit point linguistically, and basically, and the point of articulation of the letter while pronouncing it and differentiating it from other letters.

The number of letter points of articulation is a matter of controversy among scholars. Some scholars believe that there are 14 points of articulation; others believe there are 17, while the majority of scholars including Sibawayh and al-Shatibi believe the points of articulation are 16.

For a beginner, you owe it a duty to master all the points of articulation. Without mastering them, it will be difficult to recite the Quran properly.

Generally, there are five major points of articulation. They are Al Jawaf (the empty space in the throat and mouth, the throat, the tongue, the lips, and the nasal cavity).

6. Adopt a Recitation Style

As a beginner, it is better to adopt a recitation style by getting an online Quran recitation course. It is not advisable for a beginner to cherry-pick recitation styles because these recitation styles are not that easy to learn.

Therefore, stick to one recitation style and stick to it until you become an expert. When you become an expert, you can learn and adopt recitation styles. Then, it wouldn’t be difficult to learn because of the already existing knowledge.

Allah (SWT) revealed the Holy Quran in different Qira’at. It means we are allowed to choose and recite the Quran in the Qira’at that suits us. The seven Qira’at of the Holy Quran is the Qira’at Nafe’, Qira’at Ibn Katheer, Qira’at Abu Amr, Qira’at Ibn Amer, Qira’at Asim, Qira’at Hamza, and Qira’at Al-Kasai. 


The beginning stage of when you learn the Quran is the most difficult for some people because of the lack of adequate information. But once there is information to guide a beginner on how to start reading the Quran, the journey becomes easy and interesting.

These six steps have been carefully selected by our experts who have been in the field of disseminating the knowledge of the Quran for years.

These tips were selected with knowledge and experience.

If you are a beginner that wants to start reading the Quran, we believe this is the best guide for you. May Allah make the recitation of the Quran easy for us.

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