Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
How much can I stress about the importance of tajweed to sisters that have not been taught it? I tell them to come to the tajweed classes that I go to but no response. what do I do? I want for others what I want for myself. I know insha’Allah Allah will be pleased with me if I learn how to read the Holy Quran correctly and want Allah to be pleased with them in the same way insha’Allah.
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
Tajwid, beyond the basic pronunciation that renders one’s reading of the Fatiha and Qur’an legally valid, is an emphasized sunna. Leaving it is leaving the best way of reciting the Book of Allah, which is to recite the Qur’an in a proper and beautiful manner, for Allah said,
“and chant the Qur’an in measure.” [Qur’an, 73.3]
Imam Shihab al-Din al-Alusi explained in his magnificent Tafsir Ruh al-Ma`ani,
“That is, recite it steadily and at a moderate pace, making all the letters clear…” [29.104]
Our duty in regards to sunnas it to encourage others in the best of ways. Whether people accept or not is up to their conscience, and one gets the full reward for one’s efforts.