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Learn to Read the Quran in Just a Few Steps

Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God. It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. The Quran is divided into 114 chapters, which are then divided into verses.

However, some people have difficulty reading it because they’re either new convertors to Islam or too young and aren’t used to doing so. and it can be tough to find the resources you need to get started. But with a little bit of effort, it is possible to learn this beautiful language.

You don’t have to worry or think it’s a problem, even if your Quran recitation isn’t as good, as long as you exert effort and dedicate time to learning.

In this article, we’ll walk you through short and practical steps that’ll enable you to read Quran fluently. But what are the virtues and benefits of reciting the Quran first?

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What Does Learning Quran Mean?

The correct reading of the Holy Qur’an means: reading each letter of the Holy Qur’an in a sound manner; by showing each letter’s characteristics and articulation points that distinguish it from other letters, while being careful to read carefully, not so hastily, and with tajweed and vocal intonation.

As Allah said in Quran in surah Al Muzammil 4 or a little more—and recite the Quran ˹properly˺ in a measured way”.

In sunnah, there is a hadith that acts as a similar proof of the beauty of correct recitation. prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said to Abu Musa al-Ash’ari , one of his companions:

“O Abu Musa! You have been given one of the mazamir (sweet melodious voices) of the family of David: Sahih al-Bukhari

The Virtues of Reading the Quran in Islam

There Are Many Virtues of Reciting the Quran for You, as Allah and His Prophet Mohammed Have Shown.

1) Allah will give you and increases your provisions, as he promised in Quran

Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah, perform the Salah and spend secretly and openly out of what We have provided for them, hoping for a (sure) trade-gain that will never perish.

“Surah Fatir 29

Increase Your Rewards ( Hasnat)

Ibn Mas’ūd reported God’s messenger as saying:

“If anyone recites a letter of God’s Book he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward (Al-Qur’ān, 6:160). I do not say that A.L.M is one letter*, but alif is a letter, lām is a letter and mīm is a letter.”

Read also: How to Learn Ten Qirat Online: A Comprehensive Guide

Quran Softens the Heart

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Indeed, the one who does not have the Qur’an inside him (his heart), is like the ruined house.”

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Learn how To Read Quran (steps)

The messenger of Allah (Pbuh) said in a hadith:

The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have two rewards.

That means that people who exert effort to learn Quran are more favorable to Allah because it’s hard for them, but they still trying. If you’re among those people, Here are some short steps that you can apply simply to read Quran perfectly, even if you’ve zero knowledge about how to achieve that.

1) Have a Sincere Intention

When u set out to do something, it is important to have a sincere intention. This means that you are doing it for the right reasons and not just because you think it will benefit you in some way. If your intention is not sincere, then your actions will likely not be effective.

Before starting any mission, especially if it’s hard or long, you’ve to own grit and powerful resolve that motivates you to continue despite the hardships. Also, you should have to replenish your intention and perform two prayers for Allah to seek out his pleasure and ask him to make it easier for you to succeed.

2) Have a basic knowledge of the Arabic language

it is essential for every Muslim. to learn to read Quran in its original language, By understanding the Arabic language, students of the Quran can gain a deeper understanding of the holy text.

For learning Arabic, you can enroll in the Nour al-Bayan course which introduces you to the basic elements of such language. You can also find a good tutor or read some basic Arabic books such as Arabic between your hands

There are also many resources available online and in libraries that can help you learn the alphabet and begin to read and write Arabic. With a little effort, you can quickly become proficient in the language.

Hafizon academy helps you learn the Arabic alphabet by enrolling in the Nour al bayan course. read more about this course here and contact us for a free trial.

3) Learn Tajweed Rules

Tajweed rules are essential for the proper recitation of the holy Quran correctly. Without a proper understanding of tajweed, it is possible to mispronounce words and even change the meaning of what is being read. Tajweed is not simply a matter of pronouncing words correctly but also involves knowing when to pause when to emphasize certain words, and how to properly link one word to the next.

There are many books and online resources available to help learn those basic rules. With a little effort, anyone can learn how to perform the right recitation of the Quran, and you can also enroll in courses in this science.

4) Improve Your Pronunciation

There are many practices efficient in improving your pronunciation of Arabic words such as reading Arabic books out loud, making connections with Arabic people either it’s offline or online, listen much to Arabic audio clips or podcasts. Other than being an act of worship, listening to the Quran from perfect Quran reciters while tracking your reciation with theirs will enhance your quran reading.

If you don’t have an Arabic friend to guide you, You can follow this traditional method. pick out an audio clip of an Arabic speaker about any topic and listen to it a bit, then pause the video and try to repeat what he said yourself, using the same words while recording to measure how much your version is identical to the original version, and self-correct to grow better.

5) Repeat After a Quran tutor

One of the best and most practical ways to improve your recitation is to repeat after a teacher, who is proficient and licensed to teach Quran.

As Allah, SWT. said in Quran in surah al Qayamat, 18: “And so when We recite it, follow its recitation attentively”.

Being taught under the supervision of a qualified Quran tutor proficient in the recitation of the Quran protects your tongue from falling into repeated mistakes, and it’s the way how

companions learn the Quran from Prophet Mohammed.

Also, nothing can teach you tajweed rules perfectly more than learning with masterful reciters who already know how to pronounce Arabic letters from their exits and are versed in this field.

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“And (this is) a Qur’an; We have distinctly separated (its verses) that you may read it to man-kind staidly, (Or: at intervals) and We have been sending it down successively:

Al Israa, 106

6) Listen Much to Quranic Verses

The more you listen, the more your ear gets accustomed to the way words are pronounced and structured, and the better your mind is able to memorize them with time.

You can begin listening to short surahs such as surah al Fatiha, Asr, Nas, Al Ikhlas. But most importantly, try to listen to some specific reciter and don’t change it, because listening to different reciter can pose a distraction to the mind.

We recommend you to listen to Muhammad Siddiq Al-Minshawi, Sheikh Al-Husari, and Sheikh Muhammad Ayoub, whose recitations combine both sound voice and good performance. You also pick one of the best Arabic reciters right here.

Lastly, don’t listen for once and don’t listen when you feel dowry or busy doing a million stuff, otherwise, you’ll not get a great value. The great advice: Listen intensively and attentively

7) Don’t Be Hasty

Reciting Quran slowly is a sunnah of the prophet Mohammed to show the letters clearly 

theAl-Laith b. Sa‘d quoted Ibn Abū Mulaika who quoted Yā’lā b. Mamlak as saying that he asked Umm Salama about the manner in which the Prophet recited, and she described it in a manner by which it was explained word by word.*

From this hadith, we can conclude that pronounced each syllable distinctly. And that is understandable as by slowing down recitation, your tongue will be trained to pronounce each letter from its articulation point.

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8. Subscribe to Quran classes

One of the best ways to learn the Quran online is to take classes from a qualified teacher. There are many reputable Quran schools and teachers offering classes online and in person. By subscribing to classes, you can ensure that you receive quality instruction and guidance in your studies.

Make sure to read previous reviews for the teacher you decide to learn with and ask for a free trial. In fact, most websites introduce many trials for you to test their services before making up your mind to dive in.

Things You Should Focus On

If you are a non-native speaker, there are many important things you should focus on to advance easily in your recitation

1) Pronouncing the Arabic letters correctly according to Uthman Rasm and the traits of each letter

2) Don’t spell letters slowly because it cuts the recitation’s flow

3) Try to make a comparison between letters in Arabic and letters in your alphabet. for example, the voice د in Arabic is quite identical to the voice tho in English.

4)Avoid Lahn (glaring mistakes in pronunciation such as replacing a letter with another).

5) Learn tajweed to avoid hidden mistakes such as repeating Idghaam, and not reading Madd as supposed. ( a qualified tutor is important in this phase).

Learn to Read the Quran in Recitation Course

Quran recitation is a beautiful and spiritual way to connect with Allah. 

In Hafizon, we offer you an Arabic recitation course that teaches you how to recite Quran easily and clearly in live one-to-one sessions, and with the guidance of native-speaker qualified teachers who graduated from al Azhar university.

This course can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds, have a free trial right here

I hope you find the content useful and informative. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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