We all know that beautiful Quranic recitation requires the precision of the science of tajweed, the awe of knowing the meaning of this sacred text, and the artistic range of the human voice. The best way of learning the recitation of the Quran is to properly listen to a good reciter, then to recite as well as have your own recitation checked by a good reciter. In this case, knowing the features of the Uthmani script makes precise and beautiful recitation of the Quran easier as it clarifies the rules of tajweed. The Damascene calligrapher Uthman Taha elegantly wrote the widely available Madinah Mushaf in the Uthmani script which is considered the standard for clarity and precision for the proper reading of the Qur’an.
Graded Steps In Qur’an Reading: The Uthmani Script, written by Abdul Wahid Hamid, provides a step-by-step guide for learning Qur’an recitation properly. This text seeks to make the Uthmani script more accessible and easier to use. Furthermore, it teaches the rules of tajweed which makes pronunciation naturally free-flowing, easy and beautiful. Carefully graded, sequenced units help students in recognizing letters, vowels, and signs of reading the Arabic script. Students will quickly become familiar with the basic features of the Arabic script.
This Teacher’s/Self- Study Edition includes full explanatory notes in English for each page of the Arabic text. The author has also recorded the entire Arabic text on CDs and audio tapes. Well-organized, each unit as well as each line of text make it easy to follow the text with the recording. Further, people can use the recording with the Student Edition book.