What is the sign on Alif? How to read it?enter image description here

  • Is it correct to assume that you're asking about the filled black dot above the Alif in the highlighted letters?
    – goldPseudo
    Oct 12, 2023 at 4:50
  • Yes, I am asking about the filled black dot on Alif and the mark ( like Fattah/Kasra )below and above Alif.
    – great
    Oct 12, 2023 at 12:43
  • Does this answer your question? Explain difference in riwayat Warsh
    – UmH
    Oct 12, 2023 at 13:20
  • @umH, Jazakumullah Khair.. The answer (you suggested) did not convey the full answer what I asked to know
    – great
    Oct 12, 2023 at 15:58
  • seems like it is a font issue for me.
    – Shafeek
    Oct 12, 2023 at 16:56

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See, the different riwayaat of Quran recitation may have different connotations meant by that filled dot. I will speak from my experience with the Riwayaat Hafs 'an 'Asim. The filled dot, like in Surah Fussilat, means that you can pronounce the dot in two ways: either as a normal hamza or a very subtle, breathy ha. Like, in Surah Fussilat, the word ءَا۬عْجَمِىٌّۭ, you can pronounce it as either a-aa'jamiyyun or a-ha'jamiyyun.

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