Is It Sinful To Recite the Quran Without Tajwid

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Is it sinful to recite the Quran without tajwid?

One should try to recite the Quan as best one can, but then one is obligated to take the means to learn basic correct recitation. The basic obligatory recitation is that one pronounces the letters as best as one can and then reciting fully in line with the rules of tajwid.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner.