Many fonts do not display it correctly, some ignore the “dagger Aleph” (like in lakin).
Writing of Allah and Islamic Salutations
- Examples of Allah with dagger Aleph
- How to write Allah in Arabic
- How to write Islamic salutations (Arabic ligature)
- Using Unicode-Table
Examples of Allah with dagger Aleph
Times New Roman and Arial do a good job I have to say. My personal favorite is Amiri which you can get at google fonts. In my last post I showed how to install the Amiri font.
If you haven’t installed Amiri, you can follow the steps which I am going to show by using Arial or Times New Roman.
So, let’s see, how it works that we can write the word Allah with a beautiful Arabic face. By the way, the solution which I will present does not only work for the word Allah – but also for famous Islamic salutations such as pbuh or SAW as well as the so-called Basmallah.
How to write Allah in Arabic
This is actually easily done. It should usually work by simply typing the word without any diacritical marks. Just type the letters ا – ل – ل – ه and press space. Your system will automatically do it if the font supports that. If it doesn’t work, try option 2 and check that out.
Here are some examples:
Peace be upon him: صلى الله عليه وسلم
May His glory be exalted; His glory is great: جل جلاله (jalla jalaluh)
In the name of God/Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful: بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
You can easily produce these calligraphies by using the UNICODE of the font (given above!). A Unicode font is a font that maps glyphs to Unicode characters. These symbols can be accessed using special code points (UNICODES) defined in the Unicode Standard. They usually start with U following a mix of numbers and letters.
How can you write them in MS Word or LibreOffice? Arial and Times New Roman offer UNICODE symbols, but the Amiri-font is perfect for this.
An easy solution:
STEP 1 Go to https://unicode-table.com
STEP 2: Enter the UNICODE
I gave the codes above. I will use U+FDFD for the Basmallah (“In the name of Allah…”):
STEP 3: Copy and finally paste it where you want it
Note that you need to use Amiri font or at least Arial or Times New Roman. If you cannot see it, mark it and choose Arial. It should work.
Do you actually know how to pronounce the word Allah correctly?
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