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The Art of Madd in Tajweed for Quranic Elegance

The art of Tajweed, a rigorous discipline devoted to maintaining the purity and eloquence of the sacred text, is revealed in the rhythmic cadence of the Quranic recitation


The intriguing idea of "Madd," a subtle kind of elongation that gives the verses of the Holy Quran life, is one of its intricate regulations. 


We explore the minute details that control the lengthening of particular letters as we embark on a journey through the Rules of Madd in Tajweed, creating a melodic resonance that heightens the spiritual experience of reciting the Quran. 


This investigation not only reveals the inner workings of Madd but also emphasises how important it is to communicate the intended meaning and exquisite beauty of the sacred verses. 


Come along as we examine the laws governing Madd in Tajweed and learn the melodic key to revealing the elegance and accuracy of Quranic recitation.

What does Arabic madda mean? 

Its meaning in Arabic is "stretch" or prolongation of voice using a letter from Madd's letters. This refers to pronouncing the letter longer than in the examples that follow:


  • One of Allah SWT's names is غفور, which means "forgiving," and (و) is the Arabic letter for madd.

  • The Arabic word "السماء" (ا) means "the sky," and madd is located there.

  • One of Allah SWR's names is رحيم, which translates to "merciful," and (ي) stands for madd.

According to legend, Qatadah reportedly remarked, "I asked Anas how the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) recited the Quran. "Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to elongate the sounds," he responded.