Tarteel means “Recitation.” The Arabic for ” slow, measured rhythmic tones” is tarteel. Tarteel is the term used to define the rules that explain how to recite the Quran in the way and manner that the angel Jibreel (AS) to our beloved Messenger (SAWS). Tajweed means “Improving,” or “to make something better.” Tajweed is a manner of beautifying the recitation of the Quran by reciting in a much slower manner than tarteel. When praying, we recite with TARTEEL, not TAJWEED . Tajweed is a form of recitation in which the rules of TARTEEL are used.