How to Master Tajweed: A Free Online Course

Tajweed, or how to read the Quran properly, has been taking many Muslims by storm these days. This unique set of rules for reciting the Quran has been around since the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and in this free online course, Understanding the Quran you can learn everything you need to know to master it yourself as well!


It can be intimidating trying to learn something on your own, but with a little persistence and a lot of patience, you can master one of Islam’s most important skills – tajweed. In our new online course, How to Master Tajweed, you’ll learn at your own pace and get personalized feedback so that you can sound like an Arab native in no time. Here’s how it works: … Here’s What You’ll Learn: … We hope you’ll join us! To register for our free online tajweed course, go here.

Different styles of recitation

For those who don’t know, there are a few different styles of recitation for Quranic verses and chapters. There’s Classical (or Maqra) recitation, which is used in over 75% of books on tajweed and has been standardized by scholars as authentic. There are also recitations that follow dialects including Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and others. You can find out more about these styles here or here. Not sure which style is right for you? We recommend checking out our online tajweed course, where we take a deep dive into each of these styles so you can pick your favorite! Check it out now!

Benefits of knowing tajweed

1. Improves your recitation skills 2. Develops increased concentration, focus and memorization. 3. Strengthens understanding of Quranic grammar 4. Teaches you how to use proper pronunciation when reading Quran and Hadith 5. Helps prevent mispronunciation of Arabic words and phrases 6. Builds confidence in your recitation 7. Serves as a building block for advanced recitations (Qira’at) 8. It’s free! 9. It’s easy! 10 …

Can I learn by myself?

One of our readers wrote in with a great question. He was asking if he could learn Arabic without a teacher and study on his own. The answer is yes you can, but it would be much easier if you had one. With an online tajweed course you get that opportunity as well as everything else we mentioned above (teacher, support, etc.). But, if you must go it alone, there are some resources out there that may help along your way. If video courses aren’t your thing (and who are we to judge?), then at least make sure to pick up a good resource book or two; they’ll come in handy when you run into problems along your path.

My own experiences learning tajweed

Since childhood, I’ve struggled with tajweed. And by struggled, I mean it was a Sisyphean task of almost comical proportions. At first, I tried formal Quranic classes taught by an Egyptian instructor whose accent and articulation were so bad that his students spent most of their time trying to decipher what he was saying. It was frustrating enough for me as a pre-teen, Quran Memorization but then there was my poor mother who did her best to help me with my homework on top of taking care of our family.

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