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Ahh … Ramadan is here … alhamdulillah … and there’s no better time to be kickin’ it ol’ school. And by that of course, we mean cranking up your speakers and filling your homes and cars with the beautiful sound of the Quran … recited by the master Qurra from back in the day: Minshawi, […]

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The month of the Quran is here, alhamdulillah … so I’d like to share with you a dua related to the Quran. Learn this dua and try to include it in your regular dua routine: As for the full dua, Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “If any servant of […]

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Here’s a recitation I did a few months ago at my cousin’s wedding. Following the video are a few observations/tips for reciters as well as aspiring reciters … so please scroll down and take a look. First things first … here is the audio-only-video: And now, for a few points of observation and tips for […]

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In these two videos I demonstrate the same ayahs being recited in different tune patterns (maqamat). Videos such as these will inshaAllah help you to differentiate between the different maqamat. Also, these videos will inshaAllah help you to appreciate how the same ayah can be recited in different tune patterns, creating a different sound/feel while […]

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In this post, I’ll provide examples of maqam hijaz from various world-famous reciters to help you learn the maqamat in order to learn to recite the Quran beautifully. Maqam Hijaz is the sound of calling out, the sound of longing, and the sound of reaching out. It is a very beautiful tune, and in addition […]

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Last October, we had released a 10-part video series introducing the study of the maqamat (tune patterns used in recitation). Alhamdulillah the series was a great success, and many of you who missed out the first time have been asking for the chance to sign up for it once again. I’m pleased to announce that […]

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If you’ve studied some tajweed and are looking to further improve the beauty of your recitation, I’d highly recommend that at the very least, you have a basic familiarity with the maqamat. Allow me to explain by use of an analogy: If a child grows up in an English-speaking home, they’ll naturally pick up the […]

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As promised in today’s video lesson on maqam Saba, here are some more links to help you learn the pattern of maqam Saba. I’ve tried my best to pick out clips where it’ll be easy for you to pick out the pattern of maqam Saba so that you can learn to identify it. If you […]

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