What is the difference between two dhamma next to each other and a tanween dhamma?

assalamualeikum,

I would like to ask about tanween.  What is the difference between two dhamma next to each other and a tanween dhamma?

Answer

Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh..

There is no difference.  Two dhammah next to each other are what the tanween usually looks like. When the letter of the next word after the tanween dhammah is letter of , the tanween is written with one dhammah inverted as in:; when the rule is ikhfa’ or idhgaam, the tanween is written with two dhammah both facing the same way, such as in: .  When the rule of the tanween is , the second dhammah is written as a  to indicate the iqlaab, or changing of the noon saakinah of the tanween into a , such as in: .   For more information about these rules, please see: http://www.abouttajweed.com/the_noon_saakinah_and_tanween.htm

Wa assalaam