The Mudood (Lengthenings) Part 6
The Separate Allowed Lengthening
It occurs when a medd letter is the last letter of a word, and a hamzah
the first letter of the next word. It
is called (allowed) because of the permissibility of a short count of
two, as well as its lengthening with some readers. It is called (separate)
due to the separation of the medd letter and hamzah, meaning they are in
separate words, but next to each other.
rule: Its lengthening is of the measure of four or five
counts, the way we are teaching to read, which is Hafs ‘an Aasim by the way
stopping on the word that has the medd letter at the end of it, the reader
stops with the natural two count lengthening
NOTICE: The and must
be both four counts or both five counts.
It is not allowed to mix the medd counts!
There is no valid way of reading that does differently than this.
The Greater Connecting Lengthening
the pronoun/possessive pronoun
a third person male gender is at the end of a word (meaning not part of the original
make up of the word) and it has a vowel of a dhammah or a kasrah, is between
two voweled letters, and the first letter of the next word is a hamzah, the
dhammah on the pronoun/possessive pronoun
lengthened into a
or the kasrah is lengthened into a
it can be lengthened four or five counts.
As stated above in the Allowed Separate Lengthening, there is a known
way of reading that also allows two counts for the lengthening, but this is
not the way that is being taught here.
lengthening has the same requirements as the Lesser Connecting
medd follows the allowed separated lengthening ()
vowel counts, in other words, what ever the number of vowel counts the reader
is using for the allowed separated lengthening