Tajweed - Trick

So when you are reciting sometimes you aren't sure which madd is it - the 4 stretches one, or the 6? There's a simple trick to checking. Before that, notice a couple of examples:

تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬
(surah 97: verse 4)

وَمَا تَفَرَّقَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ إِلَّا مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا جَآءَتۡہُمُ ٱلۡبَيِّنَةُ
surah 98: verse 4

وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ
Surah 97: verse 2

وَمَآ أُمِرُوٓاْ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ حُنَفَآءَ
surah 98: verse 5

So now, what's common between the blues? there are both the long stretches - 6 harkah long, according to some. If you look @ it really carefully, they both have an hamza after the madd. And the hamza are part of the same word.

In the reds: these are the shorter stretches, and the hamza after the stretch aren't part of the same word.

That's the trick: Every time you come across a madd, and you can't recall if it's a 6 or 4 harakah long. Visualize the word. Is there a hamza after it? If yes, part of the same word, or a new word? If it's the same word, then it's the long madd - 6 harakah long. And if the hamza's part of the next work, it's the 4 harakah madd

I apologize for the the arabic font - please look up the same examples in your mus-hafs @ home

1 comment:

Humairah Irfan said...

One of the coolest things about tajweed is that...it helps you predict the next letter :)
I use that all the time during taraweeh especially.