Should I Apply the Rules of Tajwid When Reciting Remembrances?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Should a person apply the rules of tajwid while reciting/reading morning and evening dhikrs (rememberance of Allah) ?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

The specific rules of tajwid (ghunna/madd) are applicable to the Qur’an alone, as Shaykh Ali Hani confirmed when I consulted him about this matter. As for other remembrances (adhkar) and the like, the expectation is to recite them with correct pronunciation and grammar. This applies to supplication and remembrance inside and outside of the prayer.

Please also see this answer.

And Allah Most High knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.