The word Tajweed means to improve, to do better.
Tajweed of the Holy Quran is the knowledge and application of the rules of recitation, so the reading of the Quran is as recited by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon him).
The purpose of the science of Tajweed, in essence, is to make the reciter proficient in reciting the Qur’an, observing the correct pronunciation of every letter with the rulings and characteristics which apply to it, without any exaggeration or deficiency.
Tafsīr is the Arabic word for exegesis, usually of the Quran. An author of a tafsir is a mufassir. A Quranic tafsir attempts to provide elucidation, explanation, interpretation, context or commentary for clear understanding and conviction of God’s will. Principally, a tafsir deals with the issues of linguistics, jurisprudence, and theology.
At Al Madina Mosque we focus on teaching both of these topics to our community in order to better understand our religion.