Can you tell me what does the "wow" with the small circle above it in the word "ulaaa'ika" stand for? I know that it is not a..

As-salaamu`alaikum wa rahmatuAllaahi wa barakaatuh,

Allaah reward you abundantly  - maashaa'Allaah your site is so helpful for us who don't speak Arabic.  I searched the site regarding my query but was unable to find the answer...Inshaa'Allaah ta'Ala can you tell me what does the "wow" with the small circle above it in the word "" stand for?  I know that it is not a "medd" letter, but that is all I know about it.  jazaakum Allaahu khairun. 

Answer

Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Jazakum Allahu khairan for you kind words and dua’.

Anytime we see the   or “standing oblong zero” (0) over a letter, the letter is not pronounced in the word.   In this case, the word  is written with a , but it is not pronounced, and  is the indicator that we do not pronounce it. 

Please see the following link for more explanation:

http://www.abouttajweed.com/080702.htm

Wa iyyaakum. 

Wa assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullah.