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...if you, however, think a discussion about the edit would make more sense than ruthlessly blocking me, feel free to do so here. -- Prince Kassad 23:35, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

This article is about alif, not kasra, damma or fatha. The forms I’ve chosen are for visual benefit. Also, the usage in question is for alif of prolongation, and the forms you are trying to put are for liaison or alif al-wasli, which only occurs at the beginning of a word. Alif of prolongation always follows another consonant, and the alif itself cannot carry a vowel point. The vowel goes on the preceding consonant. If you want to add a section about alif al-wasli, you may do so, but what is here now is about alif of prolongation. Stop reverting it or I will protect the page from further tampering. —Stephen 01:15, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
This explains everything. The wording on the page makes one think the vowels are actually supposed to connect with Alif, even though you said that's not the case. -- Prince Kassad 13:54, 1 August 2008 (UTC)