LESSON 3 – الدَّرْسُ الثَّالِثُ
Definite Article – اَلْ
The Moon and The Sun Letters – الْحُرُوفُ الْقَمَرِيَّةُ والْحُرُوفُ الشَّمْسِيَّةُ
- The sentence above means "The Moon and The Sun Letters". See section 7 (which should have already been covered) if you do not already understand the rules relating to the sun and the moon letters. Remember, this rule affects the pronunciation of the word and not the written form. Please listen carefully to the pronunciation. Pay attention to how in the Sun Letters اَلْحُرُوفُ الشَّمْسِيَّةُ, the /lām/ of /alif-lām/ is assimilated to the first letter in pronunciation. The table below covers each letter in the Arabic alphabet along with an example of a word which starts with that letter under the relevant column depending on whether it is a sun or moon letter.
The Sun Letters
The Moon Letters