How to pronounce damma

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Q: When elongating with a damma are we meant to say “Uw” or “Oo” like in the name Daawuwd, is the elongation meant to sound like “Wuwd” or “Wood”?


A: It must be elongated like in the word ‘food’.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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