Tajweed Rules for Abu 'Amr Al-Basree
Joining two surahs together, meaning joining the end of one surah with the beginning of the next, following surah in the order of the Qur'an:
The recitation of Abee 'Amr with its two different riwaayaat has three allowable ways to join two surahs together:
A. : Joining the first surah with the next following surah with a basmalah at the beginning of the new surah. A reminder, it is not allowed to recite the last aayah of the first surah and join it with the basmalah then stop, then read the first aayah of the next following surah. Any other combination is allowed of joining or cutting off and breathing. This way of joining of two surahs is not allowed between surah Al-Anfaal and surah At-Tawbah, since surah At-Tawbah has no basmalah.
Some scholars of recitation chose the basmalah before the four “Zuhr” suwar for those using the way of sakt for other suwar (plural of surah). The four “Zuhr” are: Al-Qiyaamah, Al-Balad, Al-MuTaffifeen, Al-Humazah.
B. A breathless pause between last word of the last aayah of the first surah and the first aayah of the next following surah with no basmalah.
C. : Joining the last words of the first surah with the first words of the following surah with no basmalah.
Abu 'Amr with its two different riwayaat reads in surah Al-Faatihah aayah 4 with no alif in the word .