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Stopping on words that have alif at the end

Fatwaa ID: 439

Question:
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Whilst doing waqf on alif maqsoorah like و الضحى or fathatayn like صفّا is it correct to lengthen the madd to more than one alif?

Jazakallah khayrun

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

No. It must be lengthened one alif only, i.e., Madd Asli. It may not be lengthened more than that. It is not a Madd ‘Aaridh Waqfi. That is when there is a sukoon when stopping. If one lengthens it more than one alif, he will adding letters, thus constituting lahn jail, major error.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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