Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tajweed - Lesson 1

Arabic Alphabet

The Arabic Alphabet consists of 29 letters 1,Arabic is written from right to left (in horizontal lines), but numerals are written from left to right.

The twenty-nine letters of the Arabic Alphabet are pronounced from approximately seventeen
different points.

It is necessary that one should pronounce each Arabic letter correctly from its point of articulation.

Several Arabic letters originates from the throat (Guttural letters) unfamiliar to an English speaker. For example letter and have no equivalent sound in the English alphabet.

Furthermore the vastness of the Arabic language, any small mistake in pronunciation of a letter or word may change the meaning of that word. For example, the word 'Qalb' (with q) means
heart, if read 'Kalb' (with k), it will mean a dog.

(More lessons uploaded soon InshaAllah)

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