Arabic Short Vowels – what you need to know about tashkeel and harakaat

Posted on: Saturday, September 12th, 2009 5 comments

Arabic vocalization or تشكيل (tashkeel) is used to indicate the short vowels (a, i, u) that are usually not written in Arabic. There are three short vowel sings or حركات (harakaat) and a few more additional signs to indicate the absence of a vowel, the prolongation of an alif and … Continue reading