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Offline Reader Questions

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Clarification on a Recitation
« on: March 23, 2013, 05:27:33 AM »
Peace dear brother,

My new favorite verse is the last part of 28:24 "rabbi inni lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqirun."

I was listening to its recitation and noticed he does not vocalize the 'un' of faqirun.  Why, is it because it is the end of the sentence?


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Re: Clarification on a Recitation
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 05:30:10 AM »
May peace be with you.

The 'un' that you refer to is due to the 'tanween' (i.e. in this case, the two dhammas on the last letter (double vowel) or known as 'dhammatain')).

The 'tanween' renders the noun 'indefinite'. An indefinite noun is one that isn't specific (i.e. can refer to any). For e.g. kitabUN (a book) can refer to ‘any book’ as opposed to ‘The Book’ (al-kitabu) which is definite and refers to a specific book.

Unless the word appears mid-sentence, the 'un' sound that you refer to is not vocally articulated.

I hope that helps, God willing.
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