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1 Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:59 am

Nurjahan

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This is a question for the Ustadh and thereafter anyone else who believes their advice will be of benefit to the students

My question is what is the best method to:

1. Learn how to write Arabic
2. Improve fluency and legibility of your Arabic writing

I myself have very bad Arabic writing which is most probably a reflection of my very messy English writing. I think I lack pen control and patience in the area of writing, and seeing as I am trying to take a positive step and change this I wanted to start with my Arabic writing.

It is the newest script I've learned and I would like to rid myself of careless and messy writing before I habituate myself into it.

Any advice would be much appreciated and I am sure will benefit others after me

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2 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:08 am

وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله


Writing Arabic can be learnt via set practice by working through a book. However, at a level where students can already rثad the language, I believe that there is no need to undertake such a methodical approach.

Rather, one should obtain a worksheet indicating all the letters in their initial, medial and terminal form. One should then use this sheet to complete homework or write up sentences.

The question of improving ones fluency/legibility is slightly different.
One must verify the "line" that Arabic is written upon. Students should also understand that Arabic is a cursive language and so ensure that there is some consistency to these curves throughout their writing.
These two steps should ensure that there is some symmetry to the writing which should result in a more legible and aesthetically pleasing read.

As a summary, practice is the key. The more you practice, the faster and better you will become.



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3 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:26 am

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Please find below, worksheets for the letters in their initial, medial and final forms, إن شاء الله they are of use:



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4 Arabic Writing Practice Worksheets on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:56 pm

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Please find below, a link to printable Arabic writing practice resources (sheets are in PDF format), for learning to write the alphabet:

http://www.yemenlinks.com/Downloads/Arabic_Writing_Sheet_Revised%2014.pdf

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5 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:28 am

This is very useful. Thank you.

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6 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:40 am

Nurjahan

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I found this PDF link a very through guide to handwriting. I think a wider range of material at this level would be ideal for students wanting to practise their writing.

http://www.fsi-language-courses.com/Courses/Arabic/FSI%20-%20Classical%20Arabic%20-%20The%20Writing%20System.pdf

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7 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:11 pm

الماس

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جزاكِ الله خيراً for the resource Nurjahan.

ما شاء الله the level is indeed ideal for me, however I feel that although the writing style is widely and commonly used, it is better to focus on correcting print style handwriting before moving on to this shorthand style in any case. For example, for me personally, replacing the three dots on ث with an ^ or the two dots on ت with a - or even completely replacing the stylistics of the letter ش with a long __ seems to lose the luster of the script. Nonetheless it's a good idea to keep both styles in mind, it may prove useful إن شاء الله

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8 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:55 pm

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True. It is more logical and beneficial to be confident and fluid in writing in nask script, ruqah is more the script used for note taking once the student is confident that he/she will not forget the former script.

As I mentioned before it would be of much benefit to have materials at that level for students to practise from.

InshaAllah if anyone does come across similar worksheets it would be of great use to build a collection of online resources.

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9 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:02 pm

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It is not necessarily that a student will 'forget' the Naskh script if they wrote in Ruq'ah, but that sticking to the former is a stylistic choice.

As you are fond of the Ruq'ah style as well as Naskh, I found you a little something a while back, I guess it's a good a time as any to give it to you:

It's the handwriting practice book for Year 6 (Saudi curriculum) in PDF format,

http://www2.moe.gov.sa/6/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%B3%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%20-%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%B7%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A.pdf

(Apologies, the writing may be a little fuzzy. If this is the case, I have sent a clear version to the institute as it has not been possible to upload any text files from my computer onto this forum.)

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10 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:22 pm

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Waalaikum Assalamu Wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

I had a quick glance over the document and mashaAllah its exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

Thank you for the link, its really lovely of you and I very much appreciate it. Smile

May Allah bless you and cause you to excell in your studies

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11 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:41 pm

الماس

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!عفواً ,إنّها ليستْ مشكلة

آمين وإيَاكِ يا نورجهان

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12 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:23 am

الماس

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Ok, here are some more worksheets based on the first Madinah Book:

It has basic handwriting practice (with those fancy lines) for single words:

http://islamiccopywork.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/madina-arabic-worksheet11.pdf
http://islamiccopywork.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/madina-arabic-worksheet2.pdf


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13 Handwriting Books on Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:50 am

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14 Riq'ah Script on Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:05 pm

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Here is a book regarding the Art of the Riq'ah Script:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/17459004/khat-riqah

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15 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:38 am

الماس

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I just saw this on a website, it's a student's attempt at the Ruq'ah style after writing in Naskh...I remember someone wanted to see the different styles in practice, but with a more human approach...

It reads: "السلام عليكم، أنا مارتن وأكتب بالعربية"

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16 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:22 pm

Nurjahan

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Interesting...

To add to the image:



I'm assuming that's Ruq'ah script....it looks so niiice!

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17 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:41 pm

الماس

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I can't see an image Nurjahan, did you mean this one by Tani Jantsang?

'We Part Only To Meet Again.'



I always have an impression that when any form of handwriting is written like the this (especially with a fountain pen), it is an indication that the writer is experienced and knows their stuff so much so that they can't wait to get it on paper...I imagine a professor in his/her study...It is nice change from continuously writing in Naskh script...

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18 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:42 pm

Nurjahan

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Hmmm....how strange..but yes 'twas that one, its nice isn't it because its so lovely and messy. Smile

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19 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:47 pm

الماس

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Aww yes it is lovely.

ps: Nothing strange or coincidental, just pressed edit on your post, put the link into google but nothing came up, so I looked up the site from which you wanted to take the image from (geocites), did a bit of research and figured it must be that picture you were trying to post up.

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20 Re: Arabic Handwriting - Question on Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:37 am

Nurjahan

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Why thank you, I feel almost special that someone did a bit of research on my 'research'

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