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A Brief Guide January 23, 2011

I felt there was a need to put up this page for people who may not be entirely familiar with the way this site functions.

Here’s a quick and brief guide on what to look for and what to expect.

Main heading: as the main headings of the page are mostly transliterated, I have attempted to spell them in the most coherent way possible.

Tag line: placed at the beginning of posts. Not end. Just a smooth introduction into the post because being bold, frank and forceful is never a nice way to spread knowledge, or receive it, for that matter!

Main picture: I give all credit due to the owners of the main page pictures that I use on posts. I’m a visual person and feel a necessity to draw some visual inspiration where and when possible, hence I use pictures relevant to the topic being discussed.

The topic: in bold most of the time. The topic will be, in most circumstances, the first thing in the next paragraph.

Transliteration: everyone has their own transliteration language. Some use lines and dots and dashes and a weird combinations of letters like dh or zh, etc. I like to keep it simple. All Arabic is in italics, and anything in bold will refer to the heavier sounds, these letters are:

haa, ayn, tah, thah, saad, daad

ض       ص       ظ       ط       ع       ح

Finally, I usually do not change the transliteration to suit huroof shamseeya, eg.

الناس

I write: al-naas

I do not write: an-naas

Examples: I extracted parts of ayaat from quran.com for better viewing, and have placed the transliteration underneath just to clarify any troubles readers may have trying to read the Arabic text. If necessary, I point out the relevant tajweed rule [or anything I am emphasising] by colouring the letters where it applies.

Resources Link: the resources link is a simple list of things that I have spoken about in a post, and how these things can be found in relevant documents posted on the resources page. I will state the subject, then the title of the document, and any relevant page numbers. Exampe as follows:

Resources Link:

– Sukoon [Gateway to Arabic, page 48]

– Rules of stopping [Tajweed Basics: Foundations and More: page 15]

Tanween [Gateway to Arabic: page 40]

[Tajweed Basics: Foundations and More: pages 11 – 14]

Related pages: if a tajweed topic has more than one rule, I will link at the bottom of a post the other rules I have posted up for you to view if necessary…… [Read on to the footer!]


Footer: pay good attention to the footer. Sometimes it can be the little note at the end of a post that turns everything from incomprehensible to totally understandable!

 

14 Responses to “A Brief Guide”

  1. nazli Says:

    please can u tell me what is ta maftooh

    • “Taa maftooh” as you’ve said probably is referring to the letter taa ( ت ) with a fat-ha on it, producing the sound “ta”.

      This also applies to taa’ marbootah ( ة ). When it is maftoohah, it means it has a fat-ha on it, so when continuing recitation, you read the end of the word as “…ta …”.

  2. nafisa Says:

    please explain to me as siffatul khfaa
    and tafkheem nisbee

  3. safina Says:

    is the letter qaaf one ov the heavy letters?

    • Qaaf ( ق ) …it certainly is🙂

      • safina Says:

        i think u fogot to add qaaf with the heavier letters

      • Oh sis, I didn’t mean the 7 heavy letters found in the Quran. I just meant the heavier letter of the pair, so for example, taa’ ( ط ) is the heavier pair of taa’ ( ت )🙂 I hope that makes sense. I just wanted a way to be able to distinguish the pairs when typing in English. Qaaf can be distinguished because it doesn’t have a pair that can me confused (meaning, typing “kaaf” and “qaaf” in English: the two can still be told apart).

      • P.S. and in that case, I should point that haa ( ح ) and ayn ( ع ) aren’t heavy letters🙂 but they’ve got a ‘sharpness’ to them which I wanted to distinguish from the ‘hh’ from haa’ ( هـ ) and ‘a’ from alif🙂

      • P.P.S. Here’s the link to the 7 letters of istilaa’ (the seven heavy letters). They’re listed down as number five if you wanted to read up on it🙂

  4. safina Says:

    thanku

  5. Umme Suarim Says:

    Assalam o alaikum Sister!
    your blog is really very beneficial and easy to understand. As a mother of two year old boy its really difficult for me to read and understand your posts at once or frequently.Becaz every time when i was doing that my son jumped from no where and sit between me and laptop.
    So i want to ask your permission i.e. can i take a printout of your blog and read and understand when i have time?
    And if yes so can i share it with my friend who is also practicing tajweed with me?Plz do reply…
    May Allah subhanawataala reward you in this dunya and also in Aakhirah Inshallah and yes its Sadaqa e Jaria tooo Mashallah.
    Wassalam

  6. Omar Says:

    Tabarak Allaah really useful material. May Allaah reward you immensely.

  7. Thank you for your work and sharing❤


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