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Q: These are the tajweed rules I know. Please tell me if they are correct and if there are any more.

Ghunna – Nasal sound

Idghaam Meem Saakin – Nasal sound

Idghaam – Nasal sound

Qalb – Nasal sound

Qalqala – jerk or bounce when stopping at certain letters

Ikhfa Meem Saakin – light nasal sound

Ikhfa – light nasal sound

Does the 2 Ikhfas have to be light or can it be like the others (Heavy Ghunna)?



Idghaam does not always have to be a nasal sound.

Jerk may not convey the exact meaning of qalqalah. You may say that is a rebounding sound.

The other explanations seem to be correct.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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