Thank you for
replying to my previous question regarding the saktah in the various turuq of
I have some
further questions if you would be so kind:
1) The sakt
khaas and sakt 'aam, do they apply to madd letters also (e.g. "wa
maaaa[pause]adraaka, or "kayfa yashaaaa[pause]u" in Hafs
2) In the
beginning of surah aali Imran I heard that in Hafs in the way of Shaatibiyyah
there are two ways of continuing through the first verse:
a) alif laaaaaa mmeemallaahu (2 counts)
b) alif laaaaaa mmeeeeeemallahu (6 counts). Is this true? If so is it true for
Hafs generally or is it just this tareeq?
Thanks for your
alaikum assalaam wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh.
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benefit the visitors to the site.
No there are no saktaat after medd letters.
Abdulazeez ‘Uyoon As-Sood verified this with the following:
sakt is for a saakin before a hamzah, not [for] the medd.”
words translated literally as “not the medd” mean there is no sakt on a
Yes this is true, but it is not specific for Hafs.
All the qira’aat have these two allowed ways of reading when joining
the first and second aayah of Aali ‘Imraan
The reason two counts are allowed when continuing is that the last
a transient or conditional fat-h on it because of the meeting of two saakin
letters; the last
in aayah one , and the
the Glorious name of Allah,
aayah two. There is then no
longer a sukoon after a medd letter in the
, so the allowed two vowel counts reflects
this. The allowed six vowel counts
reflects the original sukoon that was on the
We found reference to this not in the Shaatibiyyah poem, but in the
by Sheikh Muhammed
Makkee Nasr, lines of poetry attributed to the author of “Al-Kanz” are
found. They are as follows:
lengthen it fully at the openings [letters]
and if vowelling arises then
shorten and lengthen
all, and that one in Aali ‘Imran already came
And Warsh alone in Al-‘Ankabut for him both.”
summary then, all of the qira’aat allow both two and six vowel counts of the
joining the first and second aayaat of surah ‘Aali ‘Imraan.
The recitation of Warsh also allows both ways at the beginning of surah
Al-‘Ankabut, and that it because of rules special to that way of recitation.
are most welcome.
assalaam alaikum wa rahmatu Allah.