The word Tajwīd comes from the Arabic root word ج وَّد (jawwada) which literally means, “To make better/correct”.
Tajwīd can thus be said to mean :
“To pronounce every letter correctly; pronouncing every letter
from its correct articulation point (makhraj) and with its correct
Reciting the Holy Qur’ān with Tajwīd is fard ‘ayn (individual obligation – fard on each and every person). The Holy Qur’ān is not an ordinary book but the Words of Allāh. Therefore, one must pay complete attention to the way one recites the Holy Qur’ān.
The Arabic of the Qur’ān in particular (and Arabic in general) is both very sophisticated and sensitive; the slightest alteration in the pronunciation of a letter may change the meaning entirely; and sometimes these mispronunciations will give meanings that result in utterances of kufr (infidelity).
This is a very clear and concise presentation that has been published to a high standard. Ideal for madrassah or home schooling. Excellent quality Turkish print. See images below for page samples.
Table of Contents :
—The Virtues and Merits of the Holy Qur’an,
—Rulings and Etiquettes relating to the Recitation of the Holy Qur’an,
—The Importance of Tajwid,
—The Chain of the Canonical Recitation of Imam Hafs from Imam ‘Asim.