The difference between recitation and intonation

The difference between recitation and intonation

The difference between recitation and intonation, contemplation in the Book of Allah is one of the reasons for increasing faith. And the scholars said in talking about the difference between intonation and recitation, it can be said that the meaning of intonation and recitation is very close.


The order to show the difference between tajweed and recitation, it is necessary to detail the definition of each of them separately, so that the difference between tajweed and recitation appears, and as follows, the definition of each of them separately:


Definition of chant, language, and convention:

Recitation is a language that is the source of the verb a hymn, and its meaning is coordination, arrangement, improvement, and intonation, so recitation is arranged among the ranks of intonation.


Allah Almighty says:

And he said to those who disbelieve, had the Quran not come down to him as a single sentence.


Definition of Tajweed language and convention:

Tajweed as a language is refinement and mastery, but in terminology, intonation is a science through which the correct pronunciation of the Quran verses is known as it came from the Messenger of Allah - may Allah bless him and grant him peace - and it is the output of each letter of the Holy Quran from its correct output.


The scholars have regulated the reading of the Noble Quran with special provisions related to the letters of the Quran and the place where each letter of these letters comes, and these rulings are called rulings of intonation and they are rulings that protect the reader's tongue from error and improve his voice, and Allah knows best.


The importance of reciting the Holy Quran:

The intonation of the Noble Quran and taking care of its recitation work on the correct understanding of the verses of the Holy Quran, and many texts have been written that explain all the provisions of intonation, and these rulings have facilitated the reading of the Holy Quran.


The scholars have mentioned that the science of Tajweed is of great importance and among them is Imam Al-Jazri who urged that Tajweed work to take care of the recitation of the Quran.


The difference between recitation, intonation, and reading?

Tajweed is the method by which the Noble Quran is recited correctly, just as recitation is the recitation of recitation, so we will learn about the rulings of tajwid through which the new reading of the Holy Quran is learned and the recitation of its verses are:



The dhikr is the statement and it means that the letters are output without the accent and clearly, and the letters of the tashur are grouped in those words (my brother here is a science that he acquired is not a loser). Softened and with Tanween like (You are Hearer, Knowing).


Khaa when it comes to the consonant noun, such as the word (from disagreement), and with the tanween, such as (knowledgeable and expert).



Slurring is when something is inserted inside one thing to another, and it also means that a vowel is inserted with a consonant, and there are two types of slurring, namely: slurring without affliction: (from grace) and (whoever works) Dgham Boghna: (From their Lord).



Iqlab is the transformation of a thing or its heart, and in other words is that there is a letter in place of a letter and it is pronounced with the letter Ba, where when the tanun comes with the baa or the nun with the baa, the mim is pronounced such as:

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