’Assalāmu ‘alaikum wa rahmatul-Lāhi wa barakātuh,
What is the correct timing of maddam-mā of the leen letter in for example 2 : 2: raiba:
A. so that the total word is 2 vowel counts and a bit; (wherein a bit is less than one vowel count) or
B. so that the total word is 3 vowel counts and a bit?
Salāmun ‘alaikum wa raḥmatul-Lāhi wa barakātuh.
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
The leen letter, a saakinah preceded by a or a saakinah preceded by a , when there is no sukoon on the letter following it in the same word, or no letter following it, is read with , or somewhat lengthened sound. An example would be the word in the question, only when continuing, not when stopping:. The and the have one vowel count each and the is a " leen" letter, since it is saakinah preceded by a .
The sound of the leen letter is longer than one vowel count, but shorter than two vowel counts. The answer B then would be correct.
Wa iyyaakum. Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.