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I have question about the letter AYN as a letter being between bayniyyah and shiddah.
When i listen to the famous recitor Husry he spends longer on the AYN when it is saakin then he does on the letters with shiddah! This has confused me. I will greatly appreciate if you could help me.
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
The letter is a letter of the bayyinah group, also called , and the timing of a saakinah should be less that a letter of rikhaawah, but more than a letter of shiddah, so what you heard reflects the correct timing of the 'ayn saakinah.
Wa assalam alaikum.