IKHFAA’ SYAFAWI | إخفاء شفوي
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HOW TO PRONOUNCE
HIDE / VAGUE
The sound of meem is HIDDEN (by gaping the lips) into the pronounciation of the letter ba with ghunnah (2 harakat).
وَمَا هُم بِخَارِجِينَ [ Al Ma idah 37]
تَقِيكُم بَأْسَكُمْ [ Al Nahl 81]
وَهُم بَدَءُوكُمْ [ At Tawbah 13]
أَنفُسَكُم بِاتِّخَاذِكُمُ [ Al Baqarah 54]
أَنتُم بِمُعْجِزِينَ [ Hud 33]
Ikhfa’ syafawi is non-vowel Mim (free from any vowel and has a fixed sukun) was followed immediately by letter Baa
Ikhfa ‘Syafawi means to hide or to vague the pronunciation of Mim Sakinah and ghunnah.
It has only one letter which is:
The sign of Ikhfa’ Syafawi is non-vowel Mim and has a fixed Sukun followed immediately with letter Baa
The pronunciation for Ikhfa’ Syafawi is to hide the sound of Mim Sakinah or pronounce it vaguely. The pronunciation for Ikhfa’ Syafawi is same with the pronunciation Iqlab on the Nun rules in which by lightening the sound of Mim Sakinah like not closing the lips completely. This may result in the letter Mim Sakinah are not pronounced perfectly (hidden) and air is released to the base of the nose to make a ghunnah (buzzing) sound.
Called by Ikhfa ‘because of the letter Mim Sakinah whose pronunciation is hidden. Named as Syafawi because these two letters come out of Makhraj lips.
The letter م is read in Ikhfa ’when it meets ب because these two letters are the same on Makhraj which is Makhraj lips (Syafawi) and have almost the same characteristics. In addition, it is difficult to pronounce this rule in Izhar or Idgham merely. Thus, the most appropriate rule for this situation is Ikhfa ‘, which is the middle term between izhar and idgham.