My teachers say I read very good but not excellent though. I was wondering: what exactly is advanced tajweed? Most of the..

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

Alhamdulillah I am well versed with the rules etc. you have for Hafs 'an 'Aasim except al-ikhtilaas and ar-raum. My teachers say I read very good but not excellent though. I was wondering: what exactly is advanced tajweed? Most of the books I have read (English) claim to cover basic tajweed and it’s more or less what you have on this site - although you have some tips and special points/details that the books don’t mention. What more is there to tajweed?  

Also I have heard on a programme on tv and also the imam in taraaweeh - that if reading and shortening all the madd munfassil then sakt in the four places is omitted. I believe husary and other qurra read like this. Any input? 

May Allah bless you and your families for providing this website. I love tajweed and this website is really appreciated. A suggestion - if you could do a similar thing for the other ways of reading that would be really brilliant!

Jazaakallahu khairan kathiran kathira.  Wassalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

Answer

Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Jazakum Allahu khairan for you nice comments.  We do intend on adding the other ways of reading, but it is taking much longer than we anticipated.

The lessons on stopping on the ends of words, special words for Hafs, separated and connected words, and female ’ written as are considered advanced tajweed (all on this website).  There is not much more than what this site contains for Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim by the way of Ash-Shatibiyyah

We encourage you to perfect your application of tajweed before trying to learn more of the advanced areas of tajweed, for the correct application of tajweed should be the ultimate goal of all students of the Qur’an.  We ask Allah to make easy for you excellence in recitation.

Your second question addresses other ways of Hafs ‘an ‘Aasmin than the way of Ash-Shatibiyyah and is more advanced tajweed.   There are 52 authentic ways for Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim in Tareeq Tayyibah an-Nashr, which were outlined by Imam Ibn Al-Jazaree. The ways outlined his book are the mutawaatir ways we have left today.   Some of the ways have the four  (breathless pause) and some ways are read without the some or all of the four .  There are different rules and different applications for the special words of Hafs for each authentic way and different lengths of both  and   for most of the ways.   One needs to learn all the rules for each way before attempting to read in one of these ways.

Wa iyyaaakum wa-l-muslimeen. 

Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.