Classical Arabic - Special Symbols

Special Symbols

A variety of special symbols exist in the Classical Arabic of the Qur'an that are usually absent in most written forms of Arabic. Many of these serve as aids for readers attempting to accurately pronounce the Classical Arabic found in the Qur'an. They may also indicate prostrations (Sujud), surahs (Ayah), or the ends of chapters (Rub al Hizb).

Qur'anic annotation signs in Unicode
Code Glyph Name
06D6 ۖ ‎ SMALL HIGH LIGATURE SAD WITH LAM WITH ALIF MAKSURA
06D7 ۗ ‎ SMALL HIGH LIGATURE QAF WITH LAM WITH ALIF MAKSURA
06D8 ۘ ‎ SMALL HIGH MEEM INITIAL FORM
06D9 ۙ ‎ SMALL HIGH LAM ALIF
06DA ۚ ‎ SMALL HIGH JEEM
06DB ۛ ‎ SMALL HIGH THREE DOTS
06DC ۜ SMALL HIGH SEEN
06DD ۝ ‎ END OF AYAH
06DE ۞ ‎ START OF RUB AL HIZB
06DF ۟ ‎ SMALL HIGH ROUNDED ZERO
06E0 ۠ ‎ SMALL HIGH UPRIGHT RECTANGULAR ZERO
06E1 ۡ ‎ SMALL HIGH DOTLESS HEAD OF KHAH = Arabic jazm • used in some Qur'ans to mark absence of a vowel
06E2 ۢ ‎ SMALL HIGH MEEM ISOLATED FORM
06E3 ۣ ‎ SMALL LOW SEEN
06E4 ۤ ‎ SMALL HIGH MADDA
06E5 ۥ ‎ SMALL WAW
06E6 ۦ ‎ SMALL YAA
06E7 ۧ ‎ ARABIC SMALL HIGH YAA
06E8 ۨ ‎ SMALL HIGH NOON
06E9 ۩ ‎ PLACE OF SAJDAH
06EA ۪ ‎ EMPTY CENTRE LOW STOP
06EB ۫ ‎ EMPTY CENTRE HIGH STOP
06EC ۬ ‎ ROUNDED HIGH STOP WITH FILLED CENTRE
06ED ۭ ‎ SMALL LOW MEEM

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