Arabic Handwriting – Learn Arabic Series

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Arabic Handwriting – Learn Arabic Series

Arabic Handwriting is part of the Safar Learn Arabic Series. The aim of the book is to strengthen children’s familiarity with elementary Arabic penmanship by teaching them to write letters and words. This is the first book in the Safar Learn Arabic Series, wherein students learn to write and study verses of the Qurʾān and Aḥādīth of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. The book can also be used as an aid to the Safar Complete Qa'idah, whereby writing the Arabic script will aid students to learn and read the Qāʿidah fluently.

The Arabic language is an essential part of a Muslim’s life. For centuries, the recitation of the Qurʾān has been the primary goal for Muslims around the world and not much emphasis has been given on understanding and writing Arabic. The Safar Learn Arabic Series has been designed to fill this gap and help young Muslims better appreciate the sources of Islam: the Qurʾān and Sunnah. This will, in turn, positively build and shape their character and Muslim identity (tarbiyah) in sha ‘Allah.

This book is intended to be used for two main purposes:

  • To teach students the very basics of Arabic writing. The end goal in this objective is that by the time they have completed the book, they should be able to correctly write a five-letter Arabic word from dictation.
  • To help students master letter recognition. The book will help students recognize simple letters and their forms (as it is in the Qa’idah, levels one to three) through learning to write them proficiently. It will also help students familiarise themselves with complex letters and forms which are covered in level 4 of the Qa’idah.

Based on the above two objectives, this book is dual-purposed: it can be used as a workbook and supplement for students studying the Qaidah or it can be used as a beginner's book for those who want to learn to write Arabic.

Key Features

  • Part of an interlinked syllabus: Perfect to use alone or in conjunction with the Qa’idah as a supplementary book.
  • Easy to Write Script: We have chosen a script/font which is easy for beginners and children.
  • Simplified Exercises: Lessons in this book have been simplified to ensure they are child friendly and easy to grasp. Visual guidance and steps have also been provided to aid writing practice.
  • Free Practice: Free Practice pages have been included for students that require more practice space within the book. This publication has also been designed to be used with dry-erase pockets to maximize the use of each page.
  • Pass Stars: At the end of each page, stars have been included for teachers to mark the completion of an exercise. This can be done using a stamp, sticker or by signing with a Due and Pass date. The stars can also be used in conjunction with any merit system to motivate and reward students for their hard work.
  • Alif to Ya of little reminders: To make learning enjoyable for students, when learning to write each letter, it is advisable to teach an Arabic word that begins with that letter. For example, if the teacher uses ‘Īmān’ (belief) to accompany the letter Alif, students will also benefit from learning the meaning and concept of Īmān. This also helps fulfil one of the purposes of the Learn Arabic Series which is to positively build and shape the character and Muslim identity (tarbiyah) in sha ‘Allah.

About The Authors

Shaykh Hasan Ali

Shaykh Hasan Ali graduated in 1997 as a scholar/’alim in Islamic Education and then gained a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at the Institute of Education (University of London). He became the Imam of London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS) mosque in North London (, where he founded Safar Academy, enrolling a handful of students who went on to become teachers and lead staff. He also worked at the Brondesbury College for Boys as the Head of Islamic Studies and Imam. After several flourishing years there, he joined Ebrahim College where he taught several subjects, after which he devoted all his time to the development of Safar Academy and Safar Publications. Today, Safar has five branches around the southeast of the UK with over 90 staff and 700+ students.

Hashim Uddin

Part of the Safar family for almost 20 years, Hashim started his Safar journey as one of the first 5 students in 1998. Many years later, Hashim is now the Amir of North Finchley.

Hashim has a passion for teaching and completed a PGCE at the ‘Institute of Education’ in Business Economics (2009). He completed ‘The teaching leaders programme’ in 2016 and is currently a ‘Head of Department’ at a state school. Hashim is also an examiner with AQA and has been an active member of the teacher training team since its inception.

About The Editor's and Ilustrator's

Muhammed Tufail

Muhammed has a background in Islamic Studies and currently works as a researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies, working on a project on Muslims in Britain. He has been an editor and developer for the Safar Islamic Studies curriculum since 2013 and has delivered several teacher development programs based on his background in teaching Islamic Studies both at a maktab level as well as to teenagers and adults.

Maulana Muhi Uddin

Muhiuddin memorised the Quran, completed the Alimiyyah course and gained Ijazah in the 10 Qiraa’aat from the Institute of Islamic education in Dewsbury. He has taught Tajwid and Arabic Grammar at Ebrahim College before becoming an Imam and head-teacher of a weekend Islamic supplementary school. He has been working with Safar since 2012 and is the editor of the Learn to Read Series and the Learn by Heart Series. Most recently, Muhiuddin has also received Ijazah in the recitation of Imam Asim from Qari Basheer Siddique al-Madani and continues to train under the Shaykh.

About The Publishers

Safar Publications

Safar Publications is part of Safar Academy Trust, an Islamic supplementary school with branches across the South East of the UK founded by Shaykh Hasan Ali in 1998. Safar Publications is a growing publishing arm of the trust, and through this dedicated and distinct service, we aim to create the best and most innovative tools to meet the learning needs of today’s students, particularly in Islamic education. 

Safar Publications has developed and honed its curriculum over the last 20 years. The curriculum is structured into four distinct syllabuses, all aimed at giving learners a firm foundation in their Quranic reading and understanding, Islamic knowledge, spiritual development and grasping the Arabic language. Our curriculum includes Qāidah, Tajwid, Juz Amma (Learn to Read Series), Duas and Surahs (Learn by Heart Series), Islamic Studies (Learn about Islam Series) and Arabic (Learn Arabic Series) related publications. All our publications contain many innovative features and interconnections, to ensure students learn in an engaging, steady and coherent fashion.

Safar publications are based on traditional Islamic sources and understanding and are also shaped by effective educational theories and practices. Most importantly, they are a result of practical feedback from students and teachers across the world, including our very own staff and students at Safar Academy. One of our core values is seeking perfection and quality;  because of this, our curriculum and comprehensive support services are continually improved and refined, ensuring that we stay ahead of the curve and meet the needs of learners and educators in today’s ever-changing world.

Our curriculum and extensive teacher support services privilege the art of learning and teaching in a holistic, contextual and student-centred manner. Furthermore, the curriculum includes the learning of key Muslim values, skills and attitudes, such as God-consciousness, respect, tolerance and mercy for all life. It also aims to give learners the skills to live and build healthy relationships with others in furthering the common good. Through such a values-based approach, learners can grow to realize their full potential and play an active role as Muslims in their communities and wider society.

Additional Product Information

  • ISBN 13: 978-190996-67-58
  • ISBN 10: 1909966758
  • ISBN: 9781909966758
  • SKU 1: 24046
  • Author: Shaykh Hasan Ali, Hashim Uddin
  • Edited and illustrated By: Maulana Muhi Uddin, Muhammed Tufail
  • Publisher: Safar Publications
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Format: Paperback
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 127
  • Size: 27.3 X 19.69
  • Dimensions: 10.75 x 7.75 x 0.6 Inches
  • Weight:400 (Gram) Approx
  • Digital Bank: books/safar/cwp-0031


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