What Is the Best Way to Recite Quietly with Tajwid?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


When it comes to silent recitation, I keep struggling to pronounce “ghayn” in Fatiha and I want to try to say it quietly but I’m never satisfied, I always hear something else like kaf. 

Sometimes it gets too loud when I keep repeating it and I’m trying so hard to avoid waswas and knowing that if I don’t say it properly, it invalidates salah. 

What is the best way to recite quietly with Tajwid?


I pray you are well. 

The best way to remedy this is to find someone locally who can teach you the basic pronunciation of the Arabic letters, and then practice. Reciting in Arabic is not very difficult at a basic level.

Avoiding Waswasa in the Prayer

The best thing to do for your own prayer is to recite the verses once and move it. Recite it to the teacher, and if he says it sounds like the proper wording – it doesn’t have to be perfect – and then just continue as normal. 

Recite once and don’t go back to keep correcting. Keep the correcting and practice for when you are outside the prayer. The fiqh rules on this matter are quite relaxed. Don’t worry. (Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al Muhtar)

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital. He was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.