Kasrah (ـــِــ)

In Arabic, a diagonal line below a letter is called a kasrah. Soft letters are pronounced with an ‘e’ sound as in ‘tin’. Rough letters start off sounding thick-then transitions to a thinner sound as in the second syllable “cutter”. While completing the exercises, please also keep these points in your mind:

  • When reciting syllable by syllable it is important not to elongate the sound.
  • As you can see from the examples below, when letters are written together to form words they lose their lower “tails.” To get used to this, one should work a large number of examples.
  • Letters undergo changes when connecting them in writing. Some can connect with letter coming before and after while some only connect with those before them.
  • د ذ ر ز ا و These letters do not connect to the one after them
  • If you pay attention to the letters in red, you can better see the changes that occur when connecting letters.

Let’s start 😊: