Have you ever listened to a melodious recitation of the Qur’an and were excited to learn to recite Quran beautifully?
Are you continuously striving to beautify your recitation? Do you know why you should? And do you know how to go about it?
So, if you have been yearning to recite the words of Allah in the best way possible, the following practical tips can help you.
Tip #1 Learn to recite Quran with tajweed perfectly
Allah says: ’وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيل’ ’and recite the Qur’an with measured recitation’’. (Surah Muzammil, Ayat # 3).
So, what does this mean?
That, we are supposed to beautify our recitation with proper Tajweed i.e., applying all rules and characteristics properly.
We guarantee that these following practical tips will surely make your recitation so beautiful and melodious!!!
Excel your Pronunciation.
One of the most important steps to start with is to learn how to recite the Qur’an with tajweed. That means articulating the words as they should be pronounced in the Arabic language.
The Qur’an is an entire book consisting of 114 Surahs and 6666 Ayahs with numerous letters. It starts with how accurate you pronounce the letter which makes a word.
In short, understanding the letters, their sounds, and their pronunciation is important which will help you to the proper recitation. So, you need to first practice the sound of each letter well.
Have you ever noticed the recitation of renowned and experienced reciters of the Qur’an, it has a few pauses, deliberately done specific pronunciation of some letters, and featuring a certain rhythm. Why is it so?
It’s all because of Tajweed’s rules of reciting the Qur’an. And if you can master that, you will notice a major difference in your recitation of the Qur’an.
Remember, it’s really important to keep ourselves updated with the latest knowledge of Tajweed along with all the other things.
Focus on Intonation while reciting the Quran
What is Intonation? It’s the rise and fall of the reading and how you make a particular voice/ sound is also very important.
You should know the purpose why it is so important to learn and understand when to increase the sound, when to slow down your pitch and where to remain silent to perfect your recitation.
All of this will help in following the proper characteristics, signs, and rules of Tajweed which leads to proper and melodious recitation.
Perfection in Articulation of the rules, characteristics, vowels, etc. is Must!
Tajweed has some of its particular rules, like the utterance and sounds of the letters, hiding, and opening of the letters, etc. The point of articulation of a letter is the place of its phonation.
To master in Tajweed, we must recognize each rule, giving every letter of the Qur’an its rights and dues of characteristics observing the rules. This is very important. Therefore, articulation while reading maintains a vital role for a flawless and fluent recitation of the Qur’an.
Learn how to Breath, pause, and stop at the right time.
To recite with proper Tajweed and in a continuous flow, then your articulation of the word and each letter should be on point. Paying each rule its due is important.
You need to follow each rule like, hiding and showing the letter i.e., the breathing, pausing, and stopping of the recitation at the right time. All of this altogether makes the reading meaningful.
Tip #2 Understand what is being recited
It’s an obligation on us Muslims to pay the Qur’an its due attention by proper reading and understanding of what is being read. If you can understand what you are reading, then nothing is like that. No translation can substitute the importance of understanding the book of Allah by learning Tafseer?
When you grasp what you’re reading, then you will be able to recite Qur’an with Tajweed from the bottom of your heart, putting all emotions. For this purpose, you need to learn the Qur’anic Arabic language, but how?
Basic understanding of Quranic Arabic
If you’re truly dedicated to fully understand all of the teachings within the Qur’an, then you need to learn Quranic Arabic as we discussed above.
Follow these tips mentioned below to read the Quran with a beautiful voice
Start with Basic Arabic Grammar –
It might take years for you to learn and memorize the entire Quranic Arabic grammar, but trust me once you get a good initial grasp; you are good to conquer everything.
It would help you make short sentences, conjugate sentences, and finally understand their meaning.
Study Arabic to English/ your native language –
This step will go side-by-side, i.e., how to translate Arabic to English/ your native language. Just focus on the basic principles involved in the translation, it would be your time and energy both.
Study Quran-specific Terminology –
Qur’an being a divine book has its religion-specific terminologies and vocabulary, which aren’t commonly used. Spend most of your time focusing only on that because the vocabulary mentioned in the Qur’an is repeated several times.
Let me share a fact with you!
Do you know that only 300 words make up over 70% of the entire Qur’an? It means if you learn those 300 words then, you’ll be able to read the Quran quite simply.
Take help from Best Online Resources – The internet is full of so much information, so I have listed out some of the best Arabic resources here to start with.
Tip #3 Hire a professional Quran tutor who recites beautifully
Here’s a tried and tested practical tip for anyone who wants to beautify his recitation is to have a professional Quran tutor who can help correct all of his/ her Tajweed mistakes. Slowly and gradually this practice will help in reciting the Quran melodiously.
So in this regard, Hidayah Network can help you like no one else can. How?
1- Our tutors are certified teachers with an Ijazah. “Ijazah” means “permission/ authorization/ license. It means an accredited license authorizing its holder to transmit a certain text or subject, issued by someone already possessing the same authority. It is particularly associated with the transmission of Islamic religious knowledge.
2- These teachers have graduated from some of the most prestigious universities like Al-Azhar and Dar-Al-Uloom.
3-Their melodious recitation and being native Arabic belonging from Egypt makes them the best option to opt for.
Tip #4 Practice on beautifying your Quran recitation daily
Make a habit of reading the Qur’an daily. You don’t need to recite a lot of pages every day, but a small chunk every day would do wonders to improve your Qur’an recitation. So, read daily even in smaller amounts. The repetition will help in improving your Qur’anic recitation.
Consistency, persistence, and repetition are the key points
Haven’t you heard the ancient Thai saying that if you want to be a good kicker… kick!” The same formula applies to learn to recite Quran beautifully. Remember, the first advice given to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) “Recite!”. Recite as much as you can, as frequently as you can.
Trust me, you will see the wonders. Before you know it, you will be reading an unfamiliar page in the same amount of time it used to take you to read a couple of lines. That’s why we say, without persistence and repetition nothing is possible.
Moreover, whenever you start something new, link an old habit with a new habit. You have to be consistent with it every single day without fail to recite it in tune with fluency. Link it with something which you’re doing already every day such as brushing your teeth, or jogging in the morning.
Practice in Salah
An excellent way to practice the above-mentioned tips is to link your Tajweed practice with your 5 times daily prayers. You would already be in a state of wudhu, so Barakah starts already. And see how quickly you would learn to recite Quran beautifully.
Now commit, reciting a small amount of Qur’an every single day for the next 30 days after the selected prayer, and see the wonders.
Set goals as per your flexibility
Be realistic with your goal setting. If you have a lot of extra time on your hands, then start with learning and implementing tajweed rules daily. It can easily be an hour a day. It would involve viewing lessons, studying notes, and doing your workbooks.
But not everyone has a lot of time; school, work, and family commitments. So, people like these should plan something for weekends or with short-time commitments.
Tip #5 Listen to the beautiful recitation of a famous Qari daily
Do you have any favorite reciter of the Holy Qur’an? Who is he, maybe Sheikh AbdulRahman as-Sudais or Mishary Alafasy?
When we are not experts in Tajweed, it’s always the advisable and best approach to follow the experts. Keep your favorite Qur’an reciters’ recordings handy and listen to them whenever it’s possible like when you’re driving, cooking, etc. Observe the techniques, how to recite Qur’an melodiously.
Follow their recitation and use it to practice your recitation. You will learn how they pronounce certain words and how they articulate their voice to bring out that recitation that moves the heart.
You may also watch some Tajweed videos on Youtube. We have so many options, these days. Remember one more thing, it is not necessary to recite exactly in your favorite reciter’s voice. You may use it as an inspiration to recite in tune and soon enough you will develop your voice.
Tip #6 Teach others how to recite Quran beautifully
Do you know that is the best way to learn and practice something in the shortest time possible? It’s to show someone the same and what’s better than explaining the Qur’an to others. As reported ’Uthman Says the Prophet of Allah, the greatest of you (Muslims) read and teach the Quran (Sahih Bukhari).
So, start it today by educating someone, start with relatives or friends and you can begin with your home. You can teach the basics of Tajweed fundamentals, laws, etc. Knowledge never goes to waste.
You will see the amazing benefits of this practice sooner or later while reciting Qur’an beautifully with better accuracy, voice, and pitch.
Tip #7 Learn to recite Quran beautifully through Quran apps
For your ease let me help you with some of the best mobile apps dedicated only for this sole purpose i.e., how to recite the Qur’an with Tajweed.
This amazing app allows you to read and listen to audio recitation & translation of the Holy Quran in English anytime, from anywhere, and completely free.
- Alongside English & Arabic, there are also 30 languages for translation.
- You may use it Offline as well. Download the recitations, playlists, and tracks for your convenience.
- Listen to the Holy Quran in the background while you’re using your Android device.
- It also includes Qur’an tafsir with high-quality audio mp3.
It’s a beautiful android application for Qur’an with a user-friendly interface.
- Crystal clear images.
- Gapless audio playback
- Specific Ayah bookmarking, tagging, and sharing.
- Over 15 audio recitations are available with highlighting support.
- Translations/ tafsir in over 20 different languages.
This app provides you with the full Qur’an with an English translation and a full set of audio recitation files. It offers you numerous functions for a smooth experience.
- Verse-by-verse audio playback.
- Color-coded Tajweed rules.
- Repeat, bookmarks, tags, and search functionality.
- Excellent navigational controls.
- Side-by-side English translation.
- Audio recitation.
This App teaches you how to learn the Quran with Tajweed with the help of audio recitation and translation of each word of the Qur’an.
- Translation of Quran in almost all languages to facilitate the Muslims around the world.
- MP3 Audio of each verse and chapter can be downloaded at any time and anywhere.
- GoTo Option for access to any specific Surah of Quran or Ayat of Quran.
- Sajda Section to let the reader know about the 14 significant places of when to bow down.
- Search, Bookmark, Change of Font Style and sizes options for user visibility.
It is considered to be one of the best Apps for improvising the Holy Qur’an recitation and Tajweed learning.
- Ottoman font is used, similar to that of the printed Qur’an.
- There are two options for browsing the Quran: By Suras or by Ajzaa.
- There are three ways to browse: By scrolling up, by paging, and by Al-Quran (free) TV.
- It displays the meanings of difficult words by clicking on them.
- Zoom in and out, Bookmark, Search functionalities are added.
So, by the above-all discussion, we have come to a point that one can learn to recite Quran beautifully if a person has an interest and determination. However, all the fantastic and easy tips will not only teach you to recite Qur’an beautifully in the best way, but one may also motivate others to improve the recitation of the Holy Quran.