Assalaamu alaikum wa rahamtullahi wa barakaatuhu
The word "Al Hady" occurs twice in Al Baqara Ayaah 196.
I remember Dr Ayman mentioning something about a common mistake whilst reading this word and stopping on it, but can’t recall the full details.
Could you elaborate please?
Wassalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu
Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
We are not fully aware of what his eminence Ash-Sheikh Dr. Ayman, may Allah preserve him, mentioned about the word , but can speak on our own account about common mistakes or cautions needed when reading this word.
The word , or with different voweling: actually occurs three times in the aayah, and needs some care when reading in continuum to make sure the qalqalah of the is pronounced with no kasrah, and then the appropriate vowel put on the letter .
When stopping on the word however, extra special care needs to be taken, and this word is “heavy” to pronounce when stopping on it such as in the phrase:
(Al-Baqarah 196) .
There are two points that need to be taken into consideration when stopping on this word, the sukoon and qalqalah of the with no accompanying jaw or mouth movement and the saakinah following the saakinah. The reader then needs to take care to pronounce the qalqalah correctly, with no kasrah, and then make collision of the middle of the tongue to the roof of the mouth, ie, the articulation point of the without prolonging the , since there is no lengthening here.
A good way to practice stopping on this word is to say it up to the saakinah with the qalqalah several times, and then try and add the saakinah without changing the sound of the qalqalah on the .
The most common mistake then, when stopping on the word is putting a kasrah on the and prolonging the so that it becomes two vowel counts in length, or one of the two mistakes. Of course, these mistakes must be corrected by the reader since they change the vowels on the letters.
Wa iyyaaakum. Wa assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.