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Letter 'Dhaad' has characteristic of 'rikhwa', i.e., opposite to 'shidda' which is imprisonment of Sound. In rikhwa sound is continuous. However in Arab accent it is pronounced as hard 'daal' and which appears to give 'shidda' characteristic. Please explain in detail.

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Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa baratuh.  Baarak Allah feekum. 

The  does have the characteristic of or running of the sound, and this is most apparent when the  is saakinah.  In Qur’an recitation the Arab as well as non-Arab masters of tajweed read the  with running of the sound.  Please listen to the running of the sound of the  in the word: , click here. 

We are fearful that you are listening to spoken Arabic instead of the Qur’an.  The Arab tongue has corrupted from the correct pronunciation in many letters in different areas of the Arab world.  If you desire to hear the correct characteristics, listen to the Qur’an recited by a master who has obtained an ijaazah in Qur’an recitation. 

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