Is it permissible to recite the prayer (the parts that are not Quran) with tajweed? For example "subhaanak Allahumma" with..

Assalamu alaikum,

Is it permissible to recite the prayer (the parts that are not Quran) with tajweed? For example "subhaanak Allahumma" with qalqalah of the baa and holding the meem with ghunnah and so on, or is this an innovation?

Can the khutbat ul jumuah be read with tajweed?

Was salamu alaikum

Answer

Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

The Arabs at the time of the Prophet Muhammed,  used to speak for the most part, with what is now known as tajweed.  Qalqalah of the saakin letters of qalqalah was always in their speech, tafkheem of the letters of tafkheem was done, the ghunan (plural of ghunnah) of the noon and meem were held, but not as long as in Qur’an recitation.  It is certainly proper to use these rules in our speech if we want to speak in full classical Arabic.  It cannot be classified as an innovation since the speech of the Arabs at the time of the revelation for the most part, was with what is known now as tajweed-with some timings being less than in Qur’an recitation.

Please also see the following question and answer:

http://www.abouttajweed.com/170202.htm

Wa assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.