[Lesson 1 Letters in this lesson: ( letters 1 - 3 of a total of 28 ) :Alif A as in Bad[ â ] Bâ` B as in Back[ b ] Tâ` T as in Take[ t ] There are four shapes of every letter in the arabic alphabet. The different shapes for a letter are used according to which position it has got in a word. All these shapes have to be memorized in order to be able to write arabic! Practice by writing the different shapes on paper. (Alif) (Bâ`) (Tâ`) Example: Here we have three letters. In the arabic language we read from right to left, and we see that the first letter has a dot below the line, which could be a good way to recognize Bâ'. Do you see how the shapes of the letters are changing in accordance with their positions in the word (in the picture)? You will later learn how to write faster and faster, and I'm sure that you'll soon be able to write right on the paper without hassle! Memorize the shapes for Bâ' and Tâ' before we continue.