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Madd Al-Leen مد الليـــن

Madd Al-Leen

مد الليـــن 

What is Madd Al-Leen in Quran?

What is Madd Al-Leen in Quran?

What is the Madd Leen rule?

Al-Madd Al-Leen: easy/eased prolongation only occurs when the reciter is stopping recitation after the word containing the Madd, eg. for a breath, or at the end of an Ayah, etc.

Let’s look at why this is so.

Al-Madd Al-Leen occurs when a Waaw Saakinah (  وْ ) or a Yaa Saakinah ( يْ ) are preceded by a letter with the fat-ha diacritic ( ــَـ).

To be able to sound Al-Madd al-Leen, the Yaa or Waaw must be “stretched” and not simply read with a Sukoon.

The length of Elongation is a choice made by the reader of either:

2 counts; or 4 counts; or 6 counts.

But not all three Or two Or a mix.

Conditions of Al-Madd Al-Leen:

-it’s letters are Waaw Saakinah and Yaa Saakinah

-these letters must be preceded by a letter that has a fat-ha

-to sound this Madd, the reciter must stop after saying the word containing the Madd (otherwise the Madd is void).

Contrary to Al-Madd Al-‘Iwad, this Madd becomes void if you are not going to stop at the end of the word. An example of this is as follows:

الْبَيْتَ مَثَابَةً

Al-bayta mathaabatan

Here we can see that the conditions of Al-Madd Al-Leen are fulfilled in that the Harf Madd Yaa has been preceded by a Fat-ha. But we do not stretch this Yaa for 2, 4, or 6 counts. Why?

Because we continued onto the next word, mathaabatanمَثَابَةً.

It is situations like these that Al-Madd Al-Leen becomes completely void.

Leen means “easy”.

The Leen letters:- A Waaw ( و) or Yaa’ ( ى) Saakin preceded by a letter with a
When should we do this Madd?

If one of the Leen letters is followed by a letter at the end of a word, which has
been Saakin due to stop(If the reader will not stop, no Madd is applied.)

How many counts are there in Madd Leen?

the reader should prolong the Leen letter. The reader
can choose to prolong it 2,4 or 6 beats.
we can call it Madd Leen Aridh

Examples of Madd Leen                     

                            Leen letters examples
Examples :-

أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ


Visible after the word Bayt, is the “jeem” character noting to the reciter it is preferable to stop reading. In this situation, we stretch the yaa in bayt for 2, 4 or 6 counts and stop for a breath. More examples:



A side note to readers who are more knowledgeable in Tajweed: al-Madd Al-Leen relies on al-Madd al-‘Aarid lil Sukoon. If you are going to stop after a word, you sound the ‘Aarid Madd. This is the same case with al-Madd Al-Leen only it’s special case has been noted down as an entirely different Tajweed rule.

Leen letters examples

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