Open Ta' in the word Rahmata

Q 3: The letter "ت" (Ta’) is written open, although it should be a consonant (as written in standard modern Arabic) when reading the Ayah (Qur'anic verse): إن رحمت الله قريب [Surely, Allâh's Mercy is (ever) near to the good-doers]. Transliterated in English as: “Inna Rahmata Allahi Qaribun.” What is the ruling on this?


A: This style of its writing is according to the ‘Uthmany calligraphy. As for the Ta’, it is not a consonant; rather, it is an open Ta’ (ت). (Part No. 4; Page No. 27) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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