(also referred to as) The pronoun or direct object .
If there is a saakin letter before and a voweled letter after it, Ibn Katheer lengthens the
two vowel counts.
This is different than the other qira'aat which require a voweled letter before and after the pronoun or direct object , otherwise known as , before lengthening it.
Examples in which Ibn Katheer lengthens after a saakin as described in this rule:
B. Special words with read differently than Hafs 'an 'Aasim
i. The following words are read with a kasrah on the and a of two vowel counts:
, which are read as: for An-Naml and for An-Noor.
ii. Ibn Katheer reads the word in the phrase with a dhammah on the ha' and a of two vowel counts.
iii. Ibn Katheer adds a hamzah saakinah to the word in the phraseand reads the with a dhammah and a two vowel count lengthening on the . It is read as: . This phrase occurs twice in the Glorious Qur’an. in Al-A-‘Araaf aayah 111 (7:111) and Ash-Shu3ara' aayah 26 (26:36)
iv. The is read with a kasrah on the , and with a in the first example from al-Kahf and no lengthening in the second example in al-Fath in the following words: and . They are therefore read as: in Al-Kahf and in Al-FatH.