Reciting Quran in Tajweed is what Allah Glory be to Him has asked recommended in the Quran saying “وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيلً” meaning “recite the Qur’an with measured recitation” or in other words “recite the Quran as it ought to be recited".
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) has taught his companions this measured way they should recite the Quran and some of them became very famous Quran teachers and scholars, too. Eight of the companions represent the source of the Quran narration chains to the messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and they are “Omar Bin Al Khattab, Othman Bin Affan, Ali Bin Abi Taleb, Obay Bin Ka’b, Abdulla Bin Mas’ud, Zaid Bin Thabet, Abu Musa Al Ash’ary, and Abu Addarda.”
Those eight blessed companions are the Quran teachers of the world after the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), and they taught a lot of people from the second generation and this second generation taught another generation until now. So, the proper Quran teaching is to find someone who has the chain of narration certificate (Ijaza) that reaches the Prophet (ﷺ) to make sure that you are on the right hands.
We have the honor to have our teachers as a precious asset because all of them have a certificate from another certified teacher to the Prophet (ﷺ). So, this means you may be an accredited teacher too. If you have finished the Quran and learned the Tajweed (Advanced level), you can get the certificate termed “Ijaza”.
Back to Tajweed, the word that means an improvement to the recitation, it is significant to understand that being a fluent reciter of the Quran depends on:
- your knowledge of Arabic alphabet pronunciation. This is our starting step as a foundation stage to get your recitation running on wheels. We use a very results-proven method of teaching Alphabet which is a sound-based alphabet in-contrary to the name-based alphabet. This is just the same idea as the English Jolly phonics where students learn how to pronounce the letter not to memorize its name.
- The very second stage is to start reciting the Quran by connecting words together. In this stage. We start to gradually give the student a very light Tajweed ruled while reading in order to make sure that theories are well put into practice. Most of our students who started with us from zero (no previous knowledge of Arabic Alphabet) get to recite Quran fluently in less than months. This only due to the well-organized way of teaching approach we use in Hafizon.
Finally, when the student is confidently reciting Quran, we can start any further level and we have a variety of courses either in Islamic studies or Quran Studies.