Author: Kareema Carol Czerepinski
Publisher: Dar al-Khair (2004)
Pages: 92 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher: This is a guide for studying tajweed. The student who uses this book
is expected to have a basic grasp of Arabic before starting this
course. The student should know all the Arabic letters and vowels and
be able to read at an elementary level. This book is either for an
English speaking student studying the Qura'an in an Arabic
environment, but needing explanation of the Arabic terms in English,
or a student studying the explanations of tajweed in English, but
learning the basic concepts in Arabic so they may integrate into the
Arabic terms and definitions throughout the book, since the science of
tajweed is an Arabic science.
This book explains the articulation points of the Arabic letters, the
rules of noon saakinah, meem saakinah, and lam saakinah. It explains
all of the different lengthenings (mudood), and how voweled, and
non-voweled letters are formed. The qalaqah mechanism is explained in
the last chapter. Terms are introduced in Arabic, and the translated
into English. Explanations are done in English, but with integration
of Arabic terms, as they are learned.
A student of the Qur'an cannot except to learn tajweed simply by
studying this book. The learning of proper Qur'anic recitation can
only be done by listening to a qualified Qur'an teacher recite, then
reciting to them and receiving corrections from the teacher.