Shu’bah in general reads with (or no imaalah), but reads with on some special words or letters.
Shu’bah reads the and alif with in the words: and wherever they occur in the Qur’an.
Shu’bah makes of the and hamzah and alif in the word if not followed by a sukoon. If it is followed by a sukoon, such as in , and the reader is reading in continuum with the next word which has a sukoon of the first pronounced letter, then he makes imaalah of the alone. When stopping though on in the phrase all three letters are read with imaalah. If there is an attached direct object or pronoun (), Shu'bah still makes imaalah of the and hamzah and alif, exemplified in: and .
The riwaayah of Shu’bah reads the separate letters "" at the beginning of some surahs all with . This means when any of the five letters are read as individual letters at the beginning of a surah, they are read with imaalah. Examples of this are:
The in , the in , the andin and thein and and the and in .
Shu’bah also makes of the alif and the fathah on the preceding letter of the following words:
(Al-Israa’ 72) both occurrences in this aayah
(Ta-Ha 58) when stopping
(Al-Qiyamah 36) when stopping
(Al-Mutaffifeen 14) Note: Shu’bah does not read with a sakt between the two words and instead makes an idghaam of the لامinto the in the phrase in red:
The riwaayah of Shu’bah does not make imaalah of the alif after thein the word: ( Hud 41) , which isin contrast to Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim. Shu’bah also reads with a dhammah on the ميم of this word.