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Setting The Tune – Tajweed in Ashara Mubaraka 1441 AH

Tajweed is an art of sublimity. While it is not for everyone to become a master of tajweed, listening to those who are helps us become part of this elite assembly considering that Rasulullah (SAW) states:

من احب عمل قوم فهو منهم

(One who likes the actions of a group belongs to it)

The majālis of Ashara Mubaraka commence with tajweed in its purest, most advanced and utterly divine form. Pure, because the exponent of this art is Shahzada Husain Bhaisaheb Burhanuddin Saheb (DM) for whom al-Dai al-Ajal al-Hayy al-Muqaddas Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin (RA) once said that he was the “Husary” of “Hind”. Mahmoud Khalil al-Husary was a qārī (the ā is pronounced “aa” as in “Mary” and the ī is pronounced “ee” as in “tee”) known for his perfection in pronunciation, delivery, intonation and style. As a discerning reader, you must have already imagined the jewel of perfection fitting the crown of purity but you might ask, “If perfection comes from being the Husary of Hind, where does purity come from?” The answer is very obvious but let’s see what Syedna al-Qādi al-Nu’mān (RA) has to say about it:

وقد استعذب ماء من شرب من راس العين

(The water one drinks from the source of the spring cannot get any purer)

Since the above is bereft of the need for further explanation, let’s proceed to the next question that you, the reader, would have: Why would this tajweed be of the most advanced level? Well, in its simplest form, tajweed is when a person – and it can be any person – successfully or unsuccessfully attempts to recite the Qur’an in a melodious way. However, it is not just melody which embellishes a recitation. Tajweed runs deeper than that. Incorporating the entire corpus of Qur’anic sciences that includes subjects such as melody, interpretation, Qur’anic readings as well as oratory would perhaps fulfill the criteria for an advanced level of tajweed. During Ashara Mubaraka, this happens beautifully and in unparalleled style.

Finally, let’s talk about the utter divinity that tajweed during Ashara radiates to the audience. Whereas the recitation of the Qur’an is the most exalted of deeds, and whereas the auspicious days of Ashara Mubaraka are meant to mourn the calamities that befell Imam Husain (AS) and his Ahl-e-Bait (AS) in Karbala, and whereas the Qur’an has itself mourned Imam Husain (AS) time and again – either implicitly or explicitly – throughout its verses, and whereas the remembrance of Imam Husain (AS) purifies us from our sins, and whereas lamenting before Allah and seeking His forgiveness is the essence of istighfār which our Mawla (TUS) helps us achieve through the zikr of Imam Husain (AS) – therefore: Tajweed during Ashara Mubaraka, and especially its soulful presentations in maqāmāt such as bayātī, nahāwand, ṣabā and ḥijāz prepare the hearts of the audience for mourning Imam Husain (AS) and establishes a connection of divinity between Allah, His Walī, His Dāʿī and us mumineen – thereby setting the tune for the most afḍal of ʿibādāt, the zikr of Imam Husain (AS).

Do you recall tajweed from last year’s Ashara Mubaraka in Indore (1440)?

Do you wish to join this elite assembly which is open for all who wish to relish the taste of tajweed during Ashara Mubaraka 1441?

Do you pledge to appreciate this art with the ears of your heart while setting aside the world to enjoy these moments of sublimity?

And, do you wish to know the intricacies and explanations accompanying the delivery of tajweed in a succinct and reader-friendly manner?

Then follow www.TajweedExplained.com during Ashara Mubaraka and share its articles with like minded friends to spread goodness and blessings among all.

May Allah Ta’ala prolong the presence of our mawla, al-Dai al-Ajal Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS) in health and vigor till the day of judgement. Aameen.

Notes: Refer to the “Glossary” for a brief understanding of frequently used terms. Use the comments section below to ask questions, post requests or provide feedback. Alternately, you can also email at tajweedexplained@gmail.com for feedback and comments.

  • Khuzema 3:33 pm 29/08/2019 Reply

    Shukran Jazeelan for the effort you put in to write and create such world class academic articles. May Allah Ta’ala bless you for every word read. Looking forward for more exciting articles. I would love to appreciate if you created tajweed explained in vlog format as well.

  • mustafa 3:47 pm 29/08/2019 Reply

    Afzal salaam
    For all your do you questions, my answer are yes yes yes.

    • Rashida husain saifee 5:32 am 01/09/2019 Reply

      Easy way to educate today’s generation n easy way to educate all
      Jazakallah shukran

  • Dr. Cumel Garlands 4:21 pm 29/08/2019 Reply

    The writer has attempted to fine tune the tone in the most sincere & serene manner.

    The aesthetic interface of the blog, firther adds to the purpose of promoting the subject. Anything related to Quran e Hakeem, the world’s best book, should be presented in the best appealing & most advanced way. The refreshing facelift soothed my curiosity to learn about tajweed.

    I also liked the particularity in spelling the word Mawla, as I personally feel there is no other substitute more befitting than that corresponds to its oroginal arabi word مَولى with a zabar on its first letter meem.

    I wish him good luck in effectively contributing to the cause of ‘Helping Listeners to Attentively Gain the Divine Blessings of Quran e Hakeem’

  • Murtaza 5:43 pm 29/08/2019 Reply

    Keep it up. looking forward for more. jazakallah khairan.

  • Adnan 6:03 pm 29/08/2019 Reply

    A reader is touched by the writer on the first word and can’t stop till he flows with his thoughts in the words raft,and reaches the brink of the river.

    Marvellous is the only word found though v humble.

    Keep it up sir!

  • Husain saher 2:01 am 30/08/2019 Reply

    Fantastic …. We listen to qiraat Al quraan at masjid… We understand it over here ….

    • Husain Shabbir Bhai Bhindarwala 2:48 am 30/08/2019 Reply

      Tajweed made easy indeed. Looking forward for the valuable insights of Qiraat of Shehzada Husain Bhaisaheb Burhanuddin Saheb during Ashara.

    • JK 4:05 am 30/08/2019 Reply

      Yes Eagerly Waiting…….

  • Juzer 6:06 am 30/08/2019 Reply

    Expertly written! Jazakallah khairan.

  • Jamila 6:31 pm 25/08/2020 Reply

    جزاك الله

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