Dots and formation of the Arabic language
The Arabic language is a timeless language that does not get affected by time and is not weakened by anything and does not have a distortion in its roots like other languages. It is a unique, powerful and diverse language in its vocabulary and rich at its roots. The Arabic language is a language that God has given advantages, not like any other language, why not and is the language of the Holy Quran and hadith. It’s the only language that the reader can understand for more than 2, 000 years now, as we’ve said, it’s a steady language over time. and will be here until the earth and those in it are gone. As for writing this language, some ancient scholars have introduced some signs on it. This is because these scholars found that many other non-Arab nations revert to Islam and read the Quran in the wrong way. They added to the original letters some small signs because of the fear of failing the melody and distortion of the Arabic language over time so that the reader would not make a mistake in reading the Quran in particular and the Arabic language in general, and this is a great service they gave to the people in general. and the origin of any language is spoken and speaking not writing as you know.
Who’s the first person to try to form the Arabic line?
He is Abu al-Aswad al-Duʾali, when he saw that non-Arabs make mistakes in the Quran, he put a point above the letter to indicate that this letter must be read with a Fat-ha or a point under the letter to indicate that under this letter must be read with a kasrah or a point on the left of the letter indicates that this letter must be read with a damma or leaves the letter without a point to indicate that this letter must be read with sukoon. And so, he did in the other formation to control the reading of the new Arabs and this was the year 67 of hijrah by the order of the governor of Iraq back then. He used this formation in the Quran only at first, then they used it for the Arabic language in everything after that. Then came the imam of the language al-Khalil ibn Aḥmad al-Farahidi, and developed this formation developed by Abu al-Aswad. He put a small letter alif over the letter to show that the letter is with Fat-ha and put a small letter waaw to show that the letter is with damma, and put a small letter yaa to show that the letter is with kasra and he put a small circle over the letter to show that the letter is with sukoon. And he was the first to put hamza over the letter alif and the first to put the shaddah sign. al-Khalil ibn Aḥmad is credited with developing these important signs that make it easier for the reader to read Arabic, even if it is new to the reader.
When did the dots put in the Arabic language letters?
The Arabic language was without any dots for a long period of time, and the new person in learning the Arabic language was making mistakes and did not differentiate between the letters noon and baa and the letters jeem and haa because they were being written without dots. Until the year 50 of hijrah, Imam Nasr bin Assem by the order of caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan put dots among the similar letters so that it is easy to learn the Arabic language for non-Arabs and easy for them to read correctly. And so over time, the Arabic letters became the way it is now. And the order of the Arabic letters remained until now and the Arabic calligraphy reached a great place of perfection. The first reason was to keep reading the Quran properly and correctly then it spread to include the Arabic language generally so that non-Arabs can read Arabic because Arabic became a universal language and the language of civilization at that time. And people all across the world became speaking Arabic to denote their civilization and sophistication.
The Arabic language is a rich, diverse and wide language that was a container for science and literature in the past. Therefore, it is the only language that retains its origins without distortion or alteration, as we have said. And one of the most important of these efforts is the formation and dots of the Arabic letters.
The strange thing is that most of those who contributed to the preservation of the Arabic language in the past are originally non-Arabs who were born and raised among Arabs.
Learning Arabic for non-Arabs now has begun to spread around the world again. So don’t rule out that you’re making an effort to spread Arabic around the world, a lot of people have done it before, and they’ve been very successful.