On Release of the PDF version of “クルアーンの朗読学習 [LEARNING THE QURAN]”
Dear beloved brothers, sisters, and friends,
We released the 1st PDF version of “クルアーンの朗読学習 [LEARNING THE QURAN],” which was published by the Tokyo Camii Publishing, on the Tokyo Camii & Diyanet Turkish Culture Center website as follow:
This book is a Japanese version of KUR’AN ÖĞRENİYORUM, a concise Tajwid (Quran reading method) textbook that has been translated into multiple languages, including English and French. It is used in many regions, initially published by the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (i.e., T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı).
As a general rule, it is designed for face-to-face lessons with instructors trained to learn and teach Tajwid professionally. For convenience, some terms and Arabic letters are transliterated to katakana, but please note that it is only supplemental, and it is essential to learn by listening to the actual pronunciation.
The following is an excerpt of the “Practice Principles” section from the English preface by the author as a reference for understanding the guidelines in this book.
Studying the Our’an is a process to be performed with the guidance of an expert. Therefore,
1)During the learning process, it should be emphasized that the ability to read the Qur’an can be acquired easily. Negative expressions should not be stated.
2)The process should not be gone through in a hurry (passing to the reciting process in a short period), the learner should be provided to experience the pleasure of learning the Qur’an.
3)The study should be carried out systematically and interrelated subjects should be taught together ( Fath ah – Prolonging of the Fathah -Tanween of Fathah etc.
4)Individualism of learning should be taken into account and the learners should not be compared.
5)Studies should be performed rhythmically by considering the specificity of the Qur’an recitation. The rhythmical method means using the voice effectively and efficiently by paying attention to its tone, harmony, and tune. In this way, the intense examples in the book should be practiced with the learners.
We ask Allah the Almighty that our book make positive contributions to the process of Qur’an learning and be a guide to a lasting friendship with the Qur’an, and we wish success to the learners and teachers.
With the month of Ramadan within sight, when the opportunities for reading the Quran will increase dramatically, we hope that it will help learners, instructors, and all interested readers. We are always looking forward to your opinions, suggestions, and impressions.
Lastly, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Fuga Kimura (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) for his support and contribution.
Tokyo Camii Publishing
Contact: publ at tokyocamii.org
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