I have question about the letter AYN as a letter being between bayniyyah and shiddah.

Question

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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.

JazakAllah

Answer

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.  

Please also see: http://www.abouttajweed.com/the-characteristics-of-the-arabic-letters/the-characteristics-of-the-letters-part-3-ash-shiddah-at-tawassit-ar-rakh.html

Wa iyyakum.

Wa assalam alaikum.