Tajwid means ‘to make something good or better’. It is an Islamic science that teaches one how to recite the Qur’an and is crucial for any serious student of knowledge. It involved pronouncing each letter from its correct articulation point (Makharij Al Huroof) and reciting each letter with its correct attributes and characteristics (Sifaat).
Tuhfat Al Atfal is a classical didactic poem on Tajwid, by Sheikh Sulaymān al-Jamzūrī', an 18th century Egyptian scholar. It is a famous poem that has been taught, memorised and kept alive by countless individuals since its authorship more than two centuries ago, making it the single most utilized resource for learning Tajweed to this day. Since that time, it has continued to be transmitted in the traditional manner, in the line of great classical works of Islamic learning, complete with formal authorization (ijāzah) and chains of transmission (isnād) tracing the line of one’s teachers back to the author. It is inspired by from Imam Ibn Al Jazari’s al-Muqaddimah al-Jazariyyah, a poem about the science of Tajwid.
Through the study of Tufhat Al Atfal, the student will:
Be able to identify between a clear mistake and a hidden mistake
Identify the articulation point for each letter
Identify the attributes and characteristics of each letter
Improve their recitation of the Quran
Attain a greater appreciation of the Sciences of Tajwid
Sheikh Ammar Shahin