[Q-ID0274] In the dua of tarawih, is the word pronounced ‘wal az̅mati’ or ‘wal az̅amati’?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: in the supplication (du’ā) [recited between every four units] of tarāwīh, is the word والْعَظَمَةِ correct, or is وَالْعَظْمَةِ correct i.e. is the letter ظ sākin (silent) or mutaharrik (vowelized)?

Questioner: Junaid from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

The correct pronunciation is وَالْعَظَمَةِ i.e. the ظ is vowelised with a fathah and it is not sākin. If read with a sukūn: “وَالْعَظْمَةِ”, it’s meaning is “a bone”. This meaning is not befitting in The Divine Court of Allāh, therefore, all Muslims should pronounce this correctly.

tasbeeh Tarawih

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Zameer Ahmed

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