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How many ikhfa letters are there?

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How many ikhfa letters are there?

Islam Hashtag Changed status to publish October 10, 2023

How many ikhfa letters are there?

Ikhfa is a Tajweed (rules of Quranic recitation) concept in Arabic pronunciation. There are 15 letters in the Arabic alphabet that are considered Ikhfa letters. These letters are divided into two categories: Ikhfa Shafawi (hidden Ikhfa) and Ikhfa Haqiqi (real Ikhfa).

What are Ikhfa letters?

Ikhfa letters are specific Arabic letters that are pronounced with a slight concealment or hiding of their sound when they appear with certain vowel markings in the Quranic text.

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 How many Ikhfa letters are there?

There are 15 Ikhfa letters in total.

 What are the 15 Ikhfa letters?

  • The 15 Ikhfa letters are: ب (ba), ج (ja), ح (ha), خ (kha), س (sa), ش (sha), ص (saa), ض (daa), ط (taa), ظ (zaa), ف (fa), غ (gha), ق (qa), ك (ka), and ل (la).

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What is the difference between Ikhfa Shafawi and Ikhfa Haqiqi?

  • Ikhfa Shafawi (Hidden Ikhfa): This occurs when one of the Ikhfa letters appears after the letter م (meem) with a Sukun. When you encounter an Ikhfa Shafawi, you should slightly hide the sound of the Ikhfa letter.
  • Ikhfa Haqiqi (Real Ikhfa): This happens when one of the Ikhfa letters appears after any other letter with a Sukun. In Ikhfa Haqiqi, the sound of the Ikhfa letter should also be slightly concealed.

An example of Ikhfa Shafawi is found in the word “مِن بَعْدِ” (min ba’di) in Surah Al-Hijr (15:19) where the “ب” (ba) is an Ikhfa Shafawi letter. An example of Ikhfa Haqiqi is in the word “وَهُوَ قَاهِرُ” (wa huwa qaahiru) in Surah Al-An’am (6:61) where the “ق” (qa) is an Ikhfa Haqiqi letter.

 

Islam Hashtag Changed status to publish October 10, 2023