SAKTAH | السكتة

HOW TO PRONOUNCE

STOP THE RECITATION FOR A WHILE without taking a breath

 

DEFINITION

Pause for a moment without taking a breath.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • – The sign of Saktah is one of the few waqf marks found in the Qur’an. So, when the reader finds it, it is necessary to celebrate this waqf (better to do).
  • – If there is a sign of waqf (س), then what should be done is to stop for a moment until you cut the reading but not allowed to breathe.

EXAMPLES

  • لَّابَلْ ۜ رَانَ (al mutaffifin: 14)
  • مِن مَّرْقَدِنَا ۜ ۗ هَٰذَا (yasin: 52)
  • وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُ عِوَجًۜا (kahfi:1)
  • وَقِيلَ مَنْ ۜ رَاقٍ ( qiyamah:27)