There are three rules regarding the Meem Saakin
1. Ikhfa Shafawi
2. Idghaam Shafawi
3. Ithaar Shafawi

These will now be explained below

1. Ikhfa Shafawi – Meem Saakin
When the letter Ba (ب) appears after a Meem Saakin (مْ) there will be Ikhfa Shafawi. It will be pronounced with a light nasal sound in the nose for a duration of 2 harakah (2-3 second duration).



أَفْتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ كَذِبًا أَم بِهِۦ جِنَّةٌۢ


2. Idghaam Shafawi – Meem Saakin
If after a Meem Saakin (مْ) there appears a Meem Mushaddah (مّ), Idghaam will occur. In other words, the two Meems will become incorporated and be read with Ghunna (nasalization).



وَيَجْعَلُونَ لِلَّهِ ٱلْبَنَٰتِ سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ ۙ وَلَهُم مَّا يَشْتَهُونَ


3. Ithaar Shafawi – Meem Saakin
When after a Meem Saakin (مْ) there appears any of the 26 letters other than the letters Ba and Meem, there will be Ithaar Shafawi. No Ghunna will occur.


24 Lettersمْ

وَكَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَمَا بَلَغُوا۟ مِعْشَارَ مَآ ءَاتَيْنَٰهُمْ فَكَذَّبُوا۟ رُسُلِى


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