Reciting the Quran with proper Tajweed is very important as that is what Allah SWT ordered us. Following proper rules and pronouncing the words of the Quran properly is also essential because the language of the Quran is very delicate, and can change the meaning of the verses if not recited properly.
The Quran says:
—And recite the Quran properly in a measured way. (73:4)
There is no age limit to learning and reciting the Quran. Any person of any age can learn the Quran at any time. Adults can also learn Tajweed, all they have to do is be consistent and make effort.
Tips to Learn Tajweed Effectively
Here are some practical tips that can help adults learn tajweed effectively.
1. Listen to famous native Arab Qaris
The native Arab Qaris have a good accent and understanding of the Arabic language, which is the language of the Quran. Although the language of the Quran is slightly different from the regular spoken Arabic, yet still natives can speak and pronounce the letters correctly.
The famous Qaris are experienced and have good tajweed. Listening to them regularly can make adults understand the rules of tajweed and the way of recitation. Listening helps to learn faster, therefore it can play an important part in teaching the tajweed.
Adults should take out time and listen to famous Arab Qaris to learn tajweed effectively and develop an accurate accent.
2. Enroll in Tajweed Classes
Tajweed Classes for adults are one of the best ways to learn tajweed. An experienced teacher and a favorable environment will make it easier to understand and practice the tajweed and improve it.
Tajweed classes can help you learn step by step which makes learning efficient and effective. It gives you a chance to learn from other students and you can ask about any confusion from your teacher.
A learning environment and routine really help you to focus and this is an important thing in learning tajweed as some of the rules might be difficult and need your attention and practice.
3. Note down your Tajweed mistakes while reciting
While reciting the Quran, try to notice and mark out your tajweed mistakes yourself. This will help you know where you lack and you can practice that portion to make it mistake-free.
You can also note down your tajweed mistakes while listening to any Arab Qari or you can have your teacher mark your mistakes out.
Once you’ve known your mistakes, make an effort to practice them as many times as possible, so that you don’t repeat those mistakes. This will make the learning process effective and smooth.
4. Practice the Makharij daily
The Arabic language consists of 28 letters and each letter is pronounced differently. The rules of the makharij are different and are pronounced from different parts of the mouth, which can be difficult for beginners.
So, it is important to learn the tajweed properly and practice it daily, so that you don’t forget it and it is easier when you recite the Holy Quran.
Practicing the Makharij daily and making good efforts, will help you learn the Tajweed effectively, and for a long term without forgetting or confusing any word.
Making an effort for the Quran daily has a great reward.
The Prophet PBUH said:
“And such a person who exerts himself to learn the Qur’an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.” (Sahih Bukhari: 4937)
5. Follow a structured tajweed plan
To learn tajweed effectively, a structured tajweed plan is very important. It helps you organize your time and the portion of the Quran that you wish to learn with Tajweed.
A structured tajweed plan helps you focus better, and allows you to make a schedule to make and follow your daily targets.
In this way, you can follow a step-by-step tajweed plan, which will help you to gradually learn all the rules in a systematic and efficient way. According to Hidayah Network can make a structured tajweed plan yourself, according to your ease, or you can follow an already made schedule that fits your routine.
6. Revise the learned lessons of tajweed daily.
As mentioned earlier, tajweed can be difficult and requires effort from the person learning it, be it a kid or an adult. So, it is very important to revise the lessons of tajweed every day that you have learned so that you don’t forget them.
One of the best ways to revise and practice tajweed is to recite from the Quran and identify the different rules yourself. This will help you get a better understanding of the Makharij and help you remember tajweed rules for a long time.
In order to learn the new tajweed rules, it is important that you know and remember the previous lessons, because most of the rules are connected, so revising the Makharij daily will help you learn tajweed effectively.