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What is tarteel?

Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’an:

ورَتلناه ترتيلا

“And with tarteel We have revealed it i.e. the Qur’an”

Also we have been ordered to recite the Qur’an with tarteel; Allah Ta’ala says,

ورتل القرأن ترتيلا

“And recite the Qur’an with tarteel”

From the above two verses, it becomes obligatory on us to recite the Qur’an with tarteel.


Tajwīd (Arabic: تجويد‎ taǧwīd) is an Arabic word for elocution, (meaning to improve, to make better, to embellish) meaning proper pronunciation during recitation, as well as Qur’an recitation at a moderate speed. It is a set of tajweed rules which govern how the Qur’an should be read. It is derived from the triliteral root ǧ-w-d, meaning to make well, make better, or improve. Tajweed Qur’an is required by fard.

    • Tajweed of the Holy Qur’an is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation to the reading of the Qur’an as the Prophet Mohammed pbuh, recited
    • Allah (j.s.) orders: “Pronounce the Quran carefully (with tarteel).”
    • According to verified sources the Messenger said: “Study the Quran with the Arabic melody and sounds.”
    • Tarteel (preciseness wisdom perfection) is a feature of the Quran as it is said in the ayat: “And we reveal it ayat by ayat (tarteel). (Al-Furkan.32)

“Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith:

1. The one to whom Allah and His Messenger become dearer than anything else. 
2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake. 
3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (Atheism)after Allah has brought (saved) him out from it, as he hates to be thrown in fire

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 2, No. 21