Fatwaa ID: 439
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?
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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