Originally Posted by ayan333
Alhamdulilah sister I'm in the middle of doing my Hifds (make dua I stay sincere and steadfast till I finish inshallah) so inshallah I can tell you about my own experiences and learning Tajweed and apply the rulings while reciting.
Learning the theory side of things doesn't take very long at all and can be done in a short course. But what takes a long time is actually applying the rules, here are things you need to take in to account:
1 - Find a teacher who has Ijazah to teach quran, there are alot of Hufads who have memorized well but have not been tested thoroughly.
2 - Makhrijj al Hurf (Correct pronunciation) of all the letters, depending on there position and vowls. Most brothers and sisters don't study and practice the Makhrij of each letter enough, which leads to many many errors while reciting. Studying the Sifaat (attributes) of all letter would help alot.
3 - What ever theory you learn find 20 - 30 places in the Mushaf were this rule needs to be applied.
4 - Listen to a Qari/Shaykh who is well known for the Tajweed, the slower the better; I would recommend Muhammad Khalil Husary, Muhammad Saadiq Minshawi or Abdul Rashid Alee Sufee.
And practise practise and practise.