Handwriting Worksheets – Cursive & Arabic

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In addition to traditional writing practice (repeated writing of words), extra exercises are used (writing the colors words for objects) so that the repeated writing of words hopefully does not become tedious, insha Allah.


Some ideas for instruction:

1. Stay on one word list per week so that student gets lots of practice with the same words.

2. For Arabic, use a weekly word list to build vocabulary.  Model it after English spelling classes.  Give a pretest and end of the week test.  Have student write in pyramid writing to get more exposure to the spelling of the words, e.g.

first letter

first letter, second letter

first letter, second letter, third letter


3. You might try writing practice with just one word the first day, adding on another word each day, making sure to give practice with previous words.



My goal is to post one weekly word list for each week.  Thanks to my bud, Umm Abdul Basir, for inspiring me to make these up.  We’re trying to provide our daughters with cursive practice and the idea to do the Arabic came out of our brainstorming as well.


Please let me know if you find these helpful and would like to see them weekly. That will help motivate me to keep on top of them, insha Allah, which I need to do anyway.  🙂


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Posted by on December 15, 2009 in Arabic Vocabulary/Spelling


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7 responses to “Handwriting Worksheets – Cursive & Arabic

  1. aa

    December 15, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Assalaamualaikum. JazakAllah for these beautiful worksheets! a friend of mine is teaching my 6 year old arabic and these will come in very handy. and i’ve been thinking of starting her on cursive.. do you know which age it is recommended for? i would love to see these worksheets weekly and btw… i love your blog! May Allah (swt) reward you for all your help!

    • talibiddeenjr

      December 15, 2009 at 5:24 am

      wa alaykum us salaam,

      wa yakum. Thanks for letting me know they may be handy.
      Were you asking about the ages for the cursive or the Arabic? I’ll just chime in on both as I am not sure…..
      Really, its subjective for both of them when to start….I see cursive instruction generally starting around the third grade, but I think I have seen it started earlier (from sources around the internet); for the Arabic, I think once student can read Arabic (just basic reading, not tajweed) would be a good time to start so they can understand what it is they are practicing (but of course depending upon motor skills also).

      Not sure if that’s helpful……………..

      For the present, my main goals for the acquiring of Arabic vocabulary and to practice handwriting; the plan is to take themed categories instead of unrelated words, hoping this will make the learning more fun and the teaching of vocabulary easier, insha Allah.

      For those looking for beginning Arabic handwriting (unconnected letters), please see my worksheets at:
      This is for the entire alphabet.

      • marocmama

        December 15, 2009 at 7:08 am

        mashallah this is wonderful! I am learning Arabic (i’m the mum!) and these are the kinds of things that are helpful although lacking in Arabic texts!

      • talibiddeenjr

        May 16, 2010 at 10:46 am

        Naam, I know what you mean.

  2. LittleBakr

    December 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Excellent! Please keep them coming iA.

  3. Abraham

    May 4, 2012 at 4:37 am

    What happen doid you stop working on this site

    • talibiddeenjr

      May 14, 2012 at 5:04 am

      Unofficially yes. I didn’t want to announce that in case I picked back up, but now that the TJ website has been moved to blogspot ( it is more or less the same content and so I didn’t want to have duplicate material. The TJ website was broken down into a series of about 12 microsites to hopefully aid visitors in finding my resources more easily. So, for the time being, I will not be making updates here, so please stop by the address above and you can access the other sites from the top nav bar.

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