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    Arabic Alphabet Nasheed

    By ArabicTree | October 25, 2008

    Many of us don’t know the Arabic alphabet. But we should! Why? Because if you’re ever looking through a dictionary, you need to know. In fact, without knowing, you’re helpless–though dictionaries are a topic of their own.

    In any case, one easy way to learn is to listen to this nasheed. Just listen to it a few times (maybe 20+) until you memorize it. The rest is easy :) Alhamdulillah, the pronounciation is clear, and perfect (no accented mistakes).

    The alphabet order is: Alif, baa, taa, thaa, jeem, 7aa, khaa; daal, dhal raa, zaa, seen, sheen, saad; daad, taw, thaw, ‘ayn, ghayn, faa; qaaf, kaaf, laam, meem, noon, ha, waw, yaa.

    The good thing about the nasheed is the way it breaks it up, it makes it easier to memorize. Also, note the following general rules:

    1. If there are two letters that are the same, except one has a dot, and one doesn’t, the non-dotted version is first.
    2. Dots below the letter come before dots in the middle, which come before dots on top
    3. Less dots come before more dots

    And don’t be confused by haa, noon, kaaf, faa, and meem–these come late in the Arabic alphabet, but early in the English one.

    Wallahu ‘alim.

    Topics: Vocabulary | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “Arabic Alphabet Nasheed”

    1. Abdulwahid Says:
      October 29th, 2008 at 1:34 am

      Pl send the arabic alphabates


    2. Danly Says:
      November 5th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      A letter is missing? hamza?