I have a question about the rule of what to do when two saakin letters meet. I understand that when joining verse 1 and 2 of suratul Ale Imran the meem acquires a fathah. But I cannot find it explained in the rules for two saakin letters meeting. Is this the exception. If so where else is this applied and why?
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This is a special case and does not follow any rule of the rules for the normal occurrence of two saakin letters meeting. The reason is that this is not the plural meem (
), instead this is a separate letter of the separate letters which occur at the beginning of some surahs. In this case the
obtains a fathah when joining it with the beginning of the next aayah.
The medd laazim harfi then, when joining the two aayaat, can be lengthened either 6 counts, based on it being a permanent sukoon which acquired a vowel, or it can be lengthened two vowel counts since a temporary vowel has been put on the last
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