“The Heart-Warming Science”
The Holy Quran is the word of Allah, in which all Quranic Sciences seek guidance from it. The Quranic Sciences give guidance and great benefits to all Muslims, individual and society.
The Quran Recitation-Pronunciation is one of the important sciences within the Quranic Sciences. It is a vast field of diverse and rich knowledge of the 10 different modes of Quranic Recitation as it was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him). It was, and still the core of worship of every Muslim.
The Companions of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) and the generation that came after them spent a great time and efforts to understand and recognize in-depth the rules that govern those 10 variant recitations. From studying the placement of diacritical marks on the Arabic words and how certain words and letters are properly and correctly pronounced through identifying the subtle differences between each letter’s point of articulation and characteristics, they were able to master this science of vocalization of Arabic text in the Quran.
Muslim Scholars and their students discussed carefully the requirement of those proper methods of pronunciation of the verses and how they affect verses meaning, where to stop and where not. Verses in the Quran rhyme and change rhythm often which gives a pleasure effect to the listeners.
The Quranic Recitation Science is a heart-warming science. Studying it will enable us the wealth of knowledge to better understand the Quran. We will realize the beauty and the miraculous nature of it. This is because Qur’an as it has been revealed, and it is preserved, by Allah’s power, till now
Maram Saeed Abu Eshaibah
Master’s degree in the Interpretation of the Holy Quran
Author and Writer