Tarteel means “Recitation.” It is used in al-Qur’an in Surah Muzammil, verse 4, as Allah(TA) instructs the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying
“Wa rattilil qur’aana tarteelaa”, “and recite the Qur’an in slow measured rhythmic tones”.
The Arabic word for “slow, measured rhythmic tones” is tarteel. Tarteel is the term used to define the rules that explain how to recite the Qur’an in the way and manner that the angel Jibreel (AS) used in “Wahi” to our beloved prophet (peace be upon him). Tajweed meaning “improving” or “making something better” indicates that it is a means of beautifying the recitation of Quran. It is much slower than Tarteel. While praying, we recite with TARTEEL, not TAJWEED. Tajweed is a form of recitation in which the rules of TARTEEL are used. Therefore, when discussing the rules of recitation, the proper term to use is TARTEEL, for one cannot learn tajweed without first learning Tarteel.
“Whoever does not chant the Qur’an is not among us”.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said,
"Allah does not listen to a prophet as He listens to a prophet who recites the Qur'an in a pleasant tone."
(Sahih al Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 541)
This course will fulfill the expectations of those who know Tajweed and would like to master the skills of excellent Quran recitation. It will also benefit those who desire to spread the knowledge of Quran by teaching others, as one needs to perfect oneself before offering a helping hand to others.