Full Mouth Letters

full mouth letters - blod letters - heavy lettes - Huroof-Tafkheem

How many full mouth letters are there in arabic?

There are seven full mouth letters in Arabic, which require a full mouth and emphatic pronunciation. These letters are commonly known as bold or heavy letters. In Arabic, these seven letters are called Huroof Al-Tafkheem. These heavy letters represent a distinctive feature of Tajweed.

Full mouth letters

Seven Full Mouth letters:

  1. خ – Kha

  2. ص – Suaad

  3. ض – Duaad

  4. ط – Tua

  5. ظ – Zua

  6. ع – Aeen

  7. غ – Ghaeen

  8. ق – Qaaf

Additionally, the letter Raa (ر) is also considered a full-Mouth letter when it meets any of the following four conditions:

1 – When ‘Ra’ has a Fatha on it.

إِنَّه لَقَوْلُ رَسُوْلٍ کَرِیْمٍ

2 – When ‘Ra’ has a Dammah on it.

وَاِذَالْبِحَارُ فُجِّرَتْ

3 – When ‘Ra’ has a Sukoon preceded by Fatha.

وَأَخْرَجَتِ الْأَرْضُ

4 – When ‘Ra’ has a Sukoon preceded by Dammah.

سَنَسِمُه عَلَی الْخُرْطُوْمِ

'Ra' (ر) should be pronounced lightly in two conditions:

1 – When ‘Ra’ has a Kasrah on it.

وَلَا نُشْرِکَ بِهٖ

2 – When it has a Sukoon preceded by Kasrah.


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