Arabic Alphabet – الأبجدية العربية
The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 letters. Arabic is written from right to left. Usually only consonants and long vowels are written.
In the Arabic script all letters are joined, except for six letters that are not connected to the next letter: ’alif ( ا ), dāl ( د ), ḏāl ( ذ ) , rā’ ( ر ) , zāy ( ز ) , wāw ( و ).
Letters have different forms depending on their position, at the beginning, middle or end of a word. There are no capital letters in the Arabic script.