4. The Sukoon (

Name in ArabicPronunciationShape
Sukoonْ

Sukoon is something you pronounce in English, but you don’t pay attention to it. There’s no vowel for it.

But it is the sound of stopping that you hear in the last letter of words like “Far, Sum, and Mud“.

When you use Sukoon, there is no vowel involved, long or short. It’s just the sound of the letter without any vowels. It usually comes at the end of the word, but it can come in the middle.

It can’t be pronounced on its own. You have to have a sound before it, so you can stop on the Sukoon.

You will hear me saying “A” before every letter so that you can hear the Sukoon on the letter clearly.

How to pronounce the letters with Sukoon:

ءْ

عـْ

غـْ

بـْ

يـْ

نـْ

تـْ

ثـْ

حـْ

جـْ

خـْ

دْ

ذْ

رْ

زْ

وْ

كـْ

لـْ

مـْ

هـْ

فـْ

قـْ

سـْ

شـْ

صـْ

ضـْ

طْ

ظْ

Examples of words with Sukoon:

ْمـَ سـْ جـِ د

سـِ مـْ سـِ مـْ

اِ سـْ مـْ

مـَ عـْ مـَ لـْ

مِـ نـْ

شـِ بـْ لـْ

Because it’s the stopping sound, you pronounce Sukoon whenever you stop at a word, even if it had another Harakah (Short Vowel) on this last letter.

For example, the sentence:

“ذَ هـَ بـْ تـُ إِ لـَ ىـ ا لـْ حـَ دِ يـ قـَ ة”

If I stopped at the first word, I’ll say:

“ذَ هـَ بـْ تـْ”

The Dhammah is gone and was replaced by Sukoon, because I stopped on the letter تـ.