Art and divinity intertwine in Arabic calligraphy to create magic
A work of art which also doubles up as a devotional supplication? That's what Arabic calligraphy artist Salva Rasool work is. She will be presenting 'Elahiya", her art exhibition curated by Piali Syam...
Arabic alphabet
The Arabic alphabet (Arabic: الأَبْجَدِيَّة العَرَبِيَّة‎ al-abjadīyah al-ʻarabīyah or الحُرُوف العَرَبِيَّة al-ḥurūf al-ʻarabīyah) or Arabic abjad is the Arabic script as it is codified fo...
Arabic script
The Arabic script is a writing system used for writing several languages of Asia and Africa, such as Arabic, the Sorani and Luri dialects of Kurdish, Persian, Pashto, and Urdu. Even until the 16th cen...
Arabic script - Wikipedia
Hebrew alphabet
The Hebrew alphabet (Hebrew: אָלֶף־בֵּית עִבְרִי, alefbet ʿIvri ), known variously by scholars as the Jewish script, square script, block script, is used in the writing of the Hebrew language, as...
Hebrew alphabet - Wikipedia
Phoenician alphabet
The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1200 BC, is the oldest verified consonantal alphabet, or abjad. It was used for the writin...
Ashuri alphabet
Ashuri alphabet (Hebrew: אָלֶף־בֵּית אַשּׁוּרִי‎, álef-bet ashurí) means Assyrian alphabet and also refers to the Assyrian script (Hebrew: כְּתָב אַשּׁוּרִי‎, ktav ashurí) which is the nam...
Ashuri alphabet - Wikipedia
Samaritan alphabet
The Samaritan alphabet is used by the Samaritans for religious writings, including the Samaritan Pentateuch, writings in Samaritan Hebrew, and for commentaries and translations in Samaritan Aramaic an...
Samaritan alphabet - Wikipedia
Art and divinity intertwine in Arabic calligraphy to create magic
A work of art which also doubles up as a devotional supplication? That's what Arabic calligraphy artist Salva Rasool work is. She will be presenting 'Elahiya", her art exhibition curated by Piali Syam...
Dalet
Dalet (dāleth, also spelled Daleth or Daled) is the fourth letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ד, Syriac ܕ and Arabic dāl د (in abjadi order; 8th in modern order)....
Dalet - Wikipedia
Gimel
Gimel is the third letter of many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ג, Syriac ܓ and Arabic ǧīm ج (in alphabetical order; 5th in spelling order). Its sound value in the original...
Gimel - Wikipedia
Sogdian alphabet
The Sogdian alphabet was originally used for the Sogdian language, a language in the Iranian family used by the people of Sogdiana. The alphabet is derived from Syriac, the descendant script of the A...
Sogdian alphabet - Wikipedia
Shadda
Shaddah (Arabic: شَدَّة‎ shaddah "[sign of] emphasis", also called by the verbal noun from the same root, tashdid تشديد tashdīd "emphasis"), is one of the diacritics used with the Arabic alp...
Shadda - Wikipedia
Psalter alphabet
The Psalter alphabet is an abjad which was used for writing middle Persian on paper, it is thus described as one of the Pahlavi scripts. It was written right to left with dots for word division.It tak...
Taw
Taw, tav, or taf is the twenty-second and last letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew taw (Modern Hebrew: tav) ת and Arabic alphabet tāʼ ت (see below).Its original sound ...
Abjad
An abjad is a type of writing system where each symbol always or usually stands for a consonant, leaving the reader to supply the appropriate vowel.It is a term suggested by Peter T. Daniels to replac...
Abjad - Wikipedia
Namara inscription
The Namara inscription (Arabic: نقش النمارة‎ naqš an-Namārah) is usually interpreted as an early example of the Arabic language, but is sometimes interpreted as a late version of the Nabatae...
Namara inscription - Wikipedia
Mandaic alphabet
The Mandaic alphabet is based on the Aramaic alphabet, and is used for writing the Mandaic language. The Mandaic name for the script is Abagada or Abaga, after the first letters of the alphabet. Rathe...
Mandaic alphabet - Wikipedia
Islamic calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy, or Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the Arabic language and alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage...
Islamic calligraphy - Wikipedia
Mem
Mem (also spelled Meem or Mim) is the thirteenth letter of many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew מ and Arabic م. Its value is [m].The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Mu (...
Mem - Wikipedia
Perso-Arabic alphabet
The Persian alphabet (الفبای فارسی alefbā-ye fārsi) is a writing system based on the Arabic script. Originally used exclusively for the Arabic language, the Arabic alphabet was adapted to the Persian ...
Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew (Hebrew: עִבְרִית מִקְרָאִית), also called Classical Hebrew (Hebrew: עִבְרִית קְלַסִּית‎), is the archaic form of the Hebrew language, a Canaanite Semitic language spoken by the ...
Pahlavi scripts
Pahlavi or Pahlevi denotes a particular and exclusively written form of various Middle Iranian languages. The essential characteristics of Pahlavi arePahlavi compositions have been found for the diale...
Pahlavi scripts - Wikipedia
Syriac alphabet
The Syriac alphabet is a writing system primarily used to write the Syriac language from the 1st century AD. It is one of the Semitic abjads directly descending from the Aramaic alphabet and shares si...
Heth
Ḥet or H̱et (also spelled Khet, Kheth, Chet, Cheth, Het, or Heth) is the eighth letter of many Semitic abjads (alphabets), including Phoenician , Syriac ܚ, Hebrew ח, Arabic ح. In Berber (a non-Semit...
Heth - Wikipedia
Middle Persian
Middle Persian is the Middle Iranian language/ethnolect of southwestern Iran that during Sassanid times (224–654 CE) became a prestige dialect and so came to be spoken in other regions of the empire a...
South Arabian alphabet
The ancient Yemeni alphabet (Old South Arabian ms3nd; modern Arabic: المُسنَد‎ musnad) branched from the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet in about the 9th century BCE. It was used for writing the Old...
South Arabian alphabet - Wikipedia
Proto-Sinaitic script
Proto-Sinaitic is a Middle Bronze Age script attested in a very small collection of inscriptions at Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Peninsula. Due to the extreme scarcity of Proto-Sinaitic signs, very...
Proto-Sinaitic script - Wikipedia
Romanization of Hebrew
Hebrew uses the Hebrew alphabet with optional vowel points. The romanization of Hebrew is the use of the Latin alphabet to transliterate Hebrew words.For example, the Hebrew name spelled יִשְׂרָאֵל ("...
Romanization of Hebrew - Wikipedia