Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
I have four questions which I hope you can clarify for me please. I am in need of the answers quite urgently, jazakumullahu khayran.
1. In surah tawba ayah 49, if we make ibtida (start) on , do we read with yaa maddiyah (kasrah on hamzah wasl) or with waaw maddiyah (dhammah on hamzah wasl)?
2. For waqf taanuq -embracing stop (eg Baqarah: ) can we continue through both stops without stopping on either?
3. Regarding Hujuraat ayah 11, you mentioned in one of your previous answers two ways of reading '. Could you clarify these two ways (perhaps writing out both ways as they are pronounced to ease understanding)?
4. Is ikhtilaas () an allowed method of stopping at the end of a word like rawm and ishmaam? Is it for dhammah and kasra (like rawm) or just for dhammah (like ishmaam)?
Your speedy reply is very much appreciated.
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh,
is a verb starting with hamzah al-wasl, followed by a hamzah al-qata'
saakinah. When starting a verb
that has a hamzah al-wasl as the first letter, we look at the vowel on the
third letter of the verb, if it is a fat-h or a kasrah, then we start the
hamzah al-wasl with a kasrah; if the third letter (the hamzah al-wasl is
counted as the first letter) has an original dhammah, then we start the hamzah
al-wasl with a dhammah.
2. The answer is yes, you can read without stopping on either of the marks. Although it isn't the preferred reading, there is nothing sinful or forbidden in it.
surah Al-Hujuraat, aayah 11, , the
word has two hamzah al-wasl, one on the word
, the other preceding the letter laam in the
of the definite article, is saakinah normally,
and the first hamzah wasl is on the beginning of the word to link us over to
the saakinah. The letter immediately following
the is a hamzah wasl, so is ignored, as it is
only used when it is at the beginning of a word and we are starting on a
word. The letter after that is a saakinah.
There is a rule in Arabic that there cannot be two saakinah letters
juxtaposed, and we have the situation here where the
two pronounced letters next to each other, each with a sukoon, so the
then acquires a presented kasrah to solve the
4. The only time Hafs 'an 'Aasim uses as a possible way of reading is in the word . It is not used as an allowable way of stopping the way we read.
iyyakum. Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatu Allah.