As-salaamu`alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh
May Allaah grant you continuous success in assisting the Muslims with tajweed, ameen.
My question is concerning the names of the letters. In the Qaaidah An-Nooriyyah and other Qaaidahs that I have seen, The letters such as
etc... are spelled without a hamzah as the last letter. Instead of
it is simply
I have read the tidbit on Al-Mudood part 9 - jazaakumullaahu kayran katheeraa. Inshaa'Allaah can you provide some insight as to why the letters are spelled two different ways.
Your response is greatly appreciated and may Allaah give you the best rewards, ameen.
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Jazakum Allahu khairan for you generous dua’.
Either spelling is acceptable and both are used. The spelling of the names of the Arabic letters is not part of the revelation, and the letters in the question can be spelled with a hamzah or without. You may compare it to the two spellings or names in English for the letter Z. Some countries spell it as Zee, and others Zed. In the end, both are pronounced the same in a word. Please also see: http://www.abouttajweed.com/160903.htm
May Allah reward you for your question, also.
Wa assalaam alaikum.