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Stopping on words that have alif at the end

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?

Jazakallah khayrun

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 and Madd ‘Iwadh. It may not be lengthened more than that. It is not a Madd ‘Aaridh Waqfi. That is when there is a sukoon when stopping. It is necessary to recite the Qur’aan in accordance to the laws of Tajweed as it was revealed upon Nabi ﷺ and recited by him.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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