1. The Kasrah

Kasrah:

Name in ArabicPronunciationShape
Kasrah/ɛ/ِ

This Harakah (short vowel) is equivalent to the sound /ɛ/ for the letter E in words like “Fed, Bed, and Med”, in the letter I in words like “Mist, Sink, and Fish”, and in EA in words like “Head, Bread, and Ready”. It’s like how you pronounce the name of the letter E.

Any letter sound that makes you lower your tongue is considered Maksoor (Broken). That’s why it’s usually written under the letter.

How to pronounce the letters with Kasrah:

ءِ

عـِ

غـِ

بـِ

يـِ

نـِ

تـِ

ثـِ

حـِ

جـِ

خـِ

دِ

ذِ

رِ

زِ

وِ

كـِ

لـِ

مـِ

هـِ

فـِ

قـِ

سـِ

شـِ

صـِ

ضـِ

طِ

ظِ

Examples of words with Kasrah:

مـِ سـ كـ

[misk]

مـِ نـ

[min]

هـِ نـ د

[hind]

حـِ بـ ر

[hibr]

شـِ بـ لـ

[shibl]

جـِ سـ مـ

[jism]