‘To stop on the last letter of a complete word, which is disconnected from the word after it, and giving the last letter a sukoon and by breaking the breath, then taking a new breath to read the next word.’
The proper way to stop in a word is by putting a on the last letter of the word. If there is a harakah ( ) or tanween (
) on the last letter of a word before a stop, that letter is made into a sukoon
If the last letter of a word contains a ‘hamzah’ (), the harakah on the hamzah is changed into a sukoon
(), and the hamzah is read clearly.
A common mistake when stopping at a hamzah is not to indicate the presence of the hamzah at all
If the last letter of a word contains a ‘tashdeed’ (), the mashaddad letter is changed into a saakin letter, BUT making sure the tashdeed is still read i.e. by spending more time on the letter (refer to