Website Guide

I felt there was a need to put up this page for people who may not be entirely familiar with the way this site functions.

Here’s a quick and brief guide on what to look for and what to expect.

Main heading: as the main headings of the page are mostly transliterated, I have attempted to spell them in the most coherent way possible.

Tag line: placed at the beginning of posts. Not end. Just a smooth introduction into the post because being bold, frank and forceful is never a nice way to spread knowledge, or receive it, for that matter!

Main picture: I give all credit due to the owners of the main page pictures that I use on posts. I’m a visual person and feel a necessity to draw some visual inspiration where and when possible, hence I use pictures relevant to the topic being discussed.

The topic: in bold most of the time. The topic will be, in most circumstances, the first thing in the next paragraph.

Transliteration: everyone has their own transliteration language. Some use lines and dots and dashes and a weird combinations of letters like dh or zh, etc. I like to keep it simple. All Arabic is in italics, and anything in bold will refer to the heavier sounds, these letters are:

haa, ayn, tah, thah, saad, daad

ض       ص       ظ       ط       ع       ح

Finally, I usually do not change the transliteration to suit huroof shamseeya, eg.


I write: al-naas

I do not write: an-naas

Examples: I extracted parts of ayaat from for better viewing, and have placed the transliteration underneath just to clarify any troubles readers may have trying to read the Arabic text. If necessary, I point out the relevant tajweed rule [or anything I am emphasising] by colouring the letters where it applies.

Resources Link: the resources link is a simple list of things that I have spoken about in a post, and how these things can be found in relevant documents posted on the resources page. I will state the subject, then the title of the document, and any relevant page numbers. Exampe as follows:

Resources Link:

– Sukoon [Gateway to Arabic, page 48]

– Rules of stopping [Tajweed Basics: Foundations and More: page 15]

Tanween [Gateway to Arabic: page 40]

[Tajweed Basics: Foundations and More: pages 11 – 14]

Related pages: if a tajweed topic has more than one rule, I will link at the bottom of a post the other rules I have posted up for you to view if necessary…… [Read on to the footer!]

Footer: pay good attention to the footer. Sometimes it can be the little note at the end of a post that turns everything from incomprehensible to totally understandable!


21 thoughts on “Website Guide

    • “Taa maftooh” as you’ve said probably is referring to the letter taa ( ت ) with a fat-ha on it, producing the sound “ta”.

      This also applies to taa’ marbootah ( ة ). When it is maftoohah, it means it has a fat-ha on it, so when continuing recitation, you read the end of the word as “…ta …”.

      • May Allah Raheem grant u best house in jannat bcz of this amazing tajweed website, jazakallah khair.

      • Oh sis, I didn’t mean the 7 heavy letters found in the Quran. I just meant the heavier letter of the pair, so for example, taa’ ( ط ) is the heavier pair of taa’ ( ت ) 🙂 I hope that makes sense. I just wanted a way to be able to distinguish the pairs when typing in English. Qaaf can be distinguished because it doesn’t have a pair that can me confused (meaning, typing “kaaf” and “qaaf” in English: the two can still be told apart).

      • P.S. and in that case, I should point that haa ( ح ) and ayn ( ع ) aren’t heavy letters 🙂 but they’ve got a ‘sharpness’ to them which I wanted to distinguish from the ‘hh’ from haa’ ( هـ ) and ‘a’ from alif 🙂

  1. Assalam o alaikum Sister!
    your blog is really very beneficial and easy to understand. As a mother of two year old boy its really difficult for me to read and understand your posts at once or frequently.Becaz every time when i was doing that my son jumped from no where and sit between me and laptop.
    So i want to ask your permission i.e. can i take a printout of your blog and read and understand when i have time?
    And if yes so can i share it with my friend who is also practicing tajweed with me?Plz do reply…
    May Allah subhanawataala reward you in this dunya and also in Aakhirah Inshallah and yes its Sadaqa e Jaria tooo Mashallah.

  2. May almighty Allah bless u abundantly. Ur blog really serves as an islamic resource centre. Keep it up as millions of people are benefiting from it

  3. As’salaamu alaikum wa ramatulahi wa barakatuh;

    Thank you very much for your website and hard work to make it easy for myself and others who are non Arabic speakers.
    It has helped me immensely. The resources are mumtaz!

  4. Jazhak Allahu khairan it’s really useful.. May Allah reward you more blessings and keep strong this website to more people can benifits too
    Ameen .. I’m satisfied to use this.. Shukran kateeran 💕 💕

  5. As’salaamu alaikum wa ramatulahi wa barakatuh,

    May Allah SWT increase your knowledge. I just got to this blog but I have learned so much.
    Thanks a lot.

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