Reciting the Quran correctly is a goal we are all trying to achieve, at the beginning it’s not that easy but with us you will learn the best ways that will make you read the Quran easily with no mistakes.
How to read the Quran without mistake? To read the Quran without mistakes you should first learn the tajweed rules and learn how to use them, understand the meanings of the words that you are reciting, and listen to a reciter and recite after him.
Here’s an easy way to improve your reading:
- Take Quran classes: the teacher will listen to your recitation and tell where you got it wrong and how to fix it.
- Listen to your favorite reciter and repeat after him.
- Take tajweed classes to learn its rules and how to use them correctly.
- You could also start memorizing a part of the Quran.
The first thing you should keep in mind is that Allah will overlook any mistakes you make while reading the Quran. Don’t burden yourself with the fear of reading a word in a wrong way, Allah knows you are trying and you will be rewarded.
A step by step guide to reading quran without mistake:
Learn Tajweed rules:
To learn how to read the Quran without mistakes the first thing you should do is to learn what is called tajweed rules. It is the rules used to read each letter correctly. The word tajweed itself means beautification, the act of perfecting something.
With tajweed you will learn how to pronounce the words in its right form, as each letter comes out from a part of the mouth, tajweed will help you do so.
Take each rule one at a time:
Don’t learn all the tajweed rules at the same time and then try to apply them because this will be a disaster. Give time to learn each rule at a time then apply the rule that you have learned.
By doing so you will give the required time for your brain to process and learn correctly instead of rushing things off.
Recite Quran slowly:
The main goal of reciting the Quran is to understand it, read it slowly with care and if you don’t understand the meaning of a verse or word then search for it, don’t skip it.
So, you need to recite slowly and pay attention to every word and search for the meaning of what you don’t understand. Sit in a quiet and clean place so that no one distracts you.
It’s okay to make mistakes while reading Quran:
Reading the Quran correctly is not an easy task especially for people who don’t speak Arabic; it’s not a sin to misread a word. Allah rewards us for trying, you won’t be judged for not reading right, so don’t be afraid of making mistakes, keep trying and with time you will excel at it. It was narrated that the prophet peace and blessing be upon him said:
“The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’an will be with the honorable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.”
Start by reading short shurah:
When starting by one of the big surahs you will find it hard to continue or feel stressed, so always start with small shuras to encourage yourself. Plus it will be easier for you to apply the tajweed rues that you have learned.
Put a time in your schedule for reciting Quran:
To learn how to read the Quran without mistakes you should make time for it in your schedule. Learning Quran recitation needs time and effort from you. If you are not willing to commit, you won’t be able to reach your goal.
Listen to your favorite Quran reciter:
To learn the tajweed rules better and be able to read without making any mistakes you should listen to a reciter and read after him. Pay attention to how he reads, when he raises his voice and when he lowers it.
Listen to how he pronounces each letter and word, the more you listen the better you get. There are many reciters that you could choose from like: Saad El Ghamidi, Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Mishary Rashid Al-afasy, and Abdul Basit Abdus Samad.
Learn the meaning of what you read:
Try your best to understand each verse you are reading, read the translation of the Quran and search for what you don’t understand.
What are the mistakes that you could make while reciting the Quran?
While reciting Quran with tajweed you could fall in one of the two mistakes which are called hidden and clear mistakes
Clear mistakes (Lahn Jaliyy لحن جلى ): this means a major mistake unlike the hidden mistake which is a minor mistake. This means to change the pronunciation of a letter or the meaning of a sentence.
Hidden mistakes (Lahn Khafiyy لحن خفى ): these mistakes are minor mistakes like not stopping when you should have or not completing the long method.
Types of mistakes when reciting the holy Quran:
Types of mistakes concerning the Thick and thin Pronunciations (tarqiq/Tafkhim):
This type of mistake means to not thinning or thickening the istifal character, thickening the pronunciation of a thin ro’, thinning the pronunciation of a thick ro’ and thinning a thick Lam jalalah.
Types of mistakes in long and Short Recitals:
This means to extend the letter more than you should or reduce the letter more than it should be.
Mistakes related to Characters and Sentences when Reciting Quran:
This kind of mitake is related to fathah, kasrah, dhommah, sukun and sabdu. Changing one of these will change the pronunciation of the letter, changing it from its right pronunciation.
Types of mistakes committed when Stopping or Beginning a Recital (Waqf/ Ibtida’):
This type of mistake is related to stopping or repeating a recital when you are inhaling, starting a recital with a word that disrupts the language structure, stopping at a word that disrupts the structure of the grammar, stopping at a word that disrupts the particular meaning, stopping at the liner from the last character and beginning a recital from the word that disrupts the particular meaning.