7. Two hamzahs meeting between two words
If two hamzahs meet between two words, i.e. the first hamzah is the last letter of the first word and the second hamzah is the first letter of the second word, there are different ways of reading the words depending on the vowels of the two different hamzahs.
A. If the two hamzahs have the same exact vowel, as in: , , then Qaloon changes the first hamzah depending on the vowel. If both hamzahs have a fath, as in: , then Qaloon drops the first hamzah completely when reading the two words together. The first word, if it has caused by the dropped hamzah, the medd is then is affected and there are two allowable ways of lengthening, the first, which is the preferred, is dropping the four vowel count and the two count remains on the alif. This reflects the dropped hamzah, which was the reason for the lengthening. The other allowable way is keeping the four or five vowel count, even though the hamzah is dropped, a reflection of the original hamzah.
If both hamzahs have a kasrah, such as in or a dhammah, as in , then Qaloon reads the first hamzah with . There are two allowable lengthenings of the first word when reading the two words together if there is caused by the first hamzah, the preferred way is with the regular lengthening of , the second with , or shortening of the lengthening to two vowel counts, reflecting the changed hamzah.
Imam Ash-Shaatibiyy referred to this rule, which all the ways of recitation follow when there is a changed hamzah.
If a medd letter is before a changed hamzah
Its shortening is allowed and the medd is still justified
Imam Ibn Al-Jazaree clarified this further in his poem Tayyibatu-n-Nashr:
The medd is preferred if the reason is changed,
and the remnants remain or [if not] then the shortening is more loved
If the two hamzahs have different vowels, then they are read as follows:
If the first hamzah has a and the second kasrah or a dhammah, the second hamzah is read with . Examples are: .
If the first hamzah has a dhammah or a kasrah and the second hamzah has a , then the second hamzah is read with , meaning it changes into a the letter that goes with the vowel on the first hamzah. This means it changes into a with an accompanying in this first example: and it changes into a with an accompanying in the following example:
If the first hamzah has a dhammah and the second has a kasrah, then there are two allowed ways of reading, either with of the second or . An example of this is found in the following: . If reading with in this case, the second hamzah changes into a with an accompanying kasrah.