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4 years 9 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #2478 by ummsufyaan
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The letter alif is removed from (ابن ) when:

1/ It falls between two proper nouns;
محمدُ بنُ عبدِ اللهِ
Muḥammad the son of ‘Abdillāh
عيسى بنُ مريمَ
Īsā the son of Maryam

2/ It follows a vocative (i.e. يا );
يابنَ عبدِ الرحمن
O’ son of ‘Abdir-Raḥmān

3/ It is preceded by hamzatul-istifhām (interrogative hamza).
أبْنُ فاطمة هذا؟
Is this Fāṭimah’s son?

NB: Let it not be forgotten that the word (ابن ) in the Book of Allah is always written with the alif:
((إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنْهُ اسْمُهُ الْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيمَ))

«(Remember) when the angels said: “O Maryam! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word ["Be!" - and he was! i.e. Īsā] from Him, his name will be the Messiah Īsā, the son of Maryam.» [Sūrah Āli-'Imrān (3):45].
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