The (making clear) of the Noon Saakinah and Tanween
last tidbit lesson defined the
and the tanween, and stated there are four different possible rules to be
applied to the
and tanween. The rule that is
applied depends on the letter that immediately follows the
or tanween. This lesson describes
the first of these rules, the
making clear of the
The word is defined linguistically as: clear or obvious.
applied definition of the
Pronouncing every letter from its articulation point without a ghunnah [in
this case, without a prolonged ghunnah] on the clear letter.
are six letters which when immediately follow the
or tanween, they cause the
be pronounced clearly. These
letters are the “throat” letters, or the six letters which are articulated
from the throat:
can be in the middle of a word or at the end of the word, the tanween is only
at the end of a word, namely a noun. When
or tanween is followed by any of these six letters, the
then pronounced clearly.
surah ‘Abasa, aayah 18, there are examples of both a
followed by a letter of
, and a tanween followed by
a letter of
The first word of the aayah ends with a
and is followed by a hamzah. The
third word of the aayah ends with a tanween kasrah, and is followed by the
Both the hamzah and the
of the six letters that cause the
and tanween to be said clearly, in other words, with an
The last aayah of surah Al-Ikhlaas has an example of an of the tanween. .
In conclusion, when the saakinah or tanween are followed by any of the the six letters , the is then pronounced clearly. Please remember we are only discussing saakinah, which means it has no vowel on it. If there is a vowel on the , then it is pronounced from its articulation point with the accompanying vowel.