Al-Ith-Haar Al-Mutlaq

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At noon, you look up and see the skies are clear, you notice the mirror shines, free of marks, the glass on the bench twinkles as it catches some light, a perfect picture. Can anything be so perfect and clear? Noon, maybe? Recall the post Al-Noon Al-Saakinah: Rule Four, Al-Idghaam. There we noted that if […]

Al-Noon Al-Saakinah: Rule Four

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Merging things together can be heaps of fun. I tend to enjoy combining colours together to create new, fascinating ones. The fourth rule for Al-Noon Al-Saakinah is all about merging/combining. This rule is said to be one of the most complicated rules. But there is nothing to fret about because practice makes perfect, insha Allah. […]

Al-Noon Al-Saakinah: Rule Three

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Allahuma ya muqaliba al-quloob thabit qalbi ‘ala deenika اللهم يا مُقلِّبَ القُلوب … ثبتْ قَلبي على دينكَ Rule Three: Iqlaab — Tahweel Al-shay’ ‘an wajh (Flipping). After every Noon Saakinah or Tanween, if the letter baa (?) follows, the sound must be flipped [i.e. changed] to the sound of the letter meem (?). This is […]

Al-Noon Al-Saakinah: Rule Two

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The following is rule two of four for the Noon Al-Saakinah/Tanween. We all know the children’s game, hide and seek. Here, the Noon Al-Saakinah must be hidden [i.e. not pronounced clearly]. Read on. Rule Two: Ikhfaa — Al-sitr (where the Noon/Tanween is not pronounced clearly, i.e. is hidden). The first rule listed six letters that […]

Al-Noon Al-Saakinah: Rule One

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As per people, letters are different. You find some people are quiet, other are loud. But regardless of this, there are places when even the loud ones must be quiet! Take for example, the library or art gallery. In Tajweed there are rules regarding the silent noon[1]. This is known as “Al-Noon Al-Saakinah” in Arabic. […]