Ever notice words that begin with a م?
Here is a general beginner rule to understand how the vowel marker on the م can change the meaning of a word.
1. If the م has a kasra (مِ) on it, then it will *generally* refer to a tool in which the meaning of the following letters are performed with.
مِكْنَسَة is the tool that is used to كَنَسَ broom
مِكْواة is a tool used to كَوَى iron
2. If the م has a dhumma (مُ) on it, then it will *generally* refer to a person who possesses the meaning of the letters that follow.
مُسْلِم is a person who أَسْلَم submits
مُؤْمِن is a person who آمَنَ believes
3. If the م has a fatha (مَ) on it, then it will *generally* refer to a place in which the meaning of the letters that follow are performed.
مَسْجِد Is a place where سُجُود occurs
مَقْبَرَة is a place where قَبْر burials occur
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