what is the meaning of ihkfa?
Linguistically, ikhfa' means to hide
. In applied tajweed it is defined as: The pronunciation of a non-voweled letter stripped of any shaddah, characterized somewhere between an and an with a ghunnah remaining on the first letter, in this case the saakinah and the tanween.
To read further about the ikhfa' of the
saakinah and tanween, please see: