Add Arabic Symbols in MS Word

Add Arabic Symbols in MS Word

How to add Arabic symbols in Word. This is a handy tip to use, especially if you use abbreviations such as saw, swt, ra etc. Though some of you may already know about this, I thought I’d share it here so that it can be beneficial for those who don’t know.arabic symbols ms word

In this post I’ll show you how to add calligraphic style islamic phrases in Microsoft Word without installing any fonts. They are in the form of symbols, it is commonly used phrases in Arabic such as:

  • Allah
  • Sall Allahu alay-hi wa-sallam
  • Muhammad
  • Rasool
  • Wasalam
  • and more check below

Type Arabic Symbols in Word

Here’s a list of common Arabic phrases used, you write these in MS Word easily, read below the table for instructions on how to do this.

Arabic Phrase/Word English Transliteration Unicode
Allah FDF2
Sall Allahu alay-hi wa-sallam FDFA
Mohammed FDF4
Akbar FDF3
Rasool FDF6
Jallajalaalahu FDFB
Salla FDF9
Wa-salam FDF8
Alayhe FDF7
Salam FDF5
Qala FDF1
Salla FDF0

To add any of the above all you need to do is:

  1. Open Microsoft Word
  2. type the Unicode eg. fdfa (works if lower or upper case)
  3. then press Alt+x on your keyboard, this will turn fdfa into ﷺ

That’s how you write Arabic symbols in Word without installing fonts. Hope that helps.

For a full list of all Unicode characters for Arabic check here, and for more reading check this page.

By |November 16th, 2015|Arabic, Tutorials|11 Comments

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  1. Hussain 30/04/2017 at 9:07 am - Reply

    how abt radhi Allahu anhu?

  2. Ahmed 13/08/2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    JzkAllah – how does one do “Radiallah hu an hu” “Radiallah hu an hum” “Radiallah hu an ha” “Radiallahu an huma”?

  3. Sara 26/09/2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Unicode Character ‘ARABIC SIGN RADI ALLAHOU ANHU’ (U+0613)

  4. maria 28/09/2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    kindly tell my how to type Allah S.W.T i.e. subhana wa taala in arabic?

  5. maria 28/09/2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    kindly tell me how to type:
    1. Allah S.W.T i.e. subhana wa taala in arabic?
    2. a.s i.e. Allyehe salaam in arabic?

  6. Mustapha Gambo 15/12/2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    very admirable but i didn’t see رضي الله عنه, رضي الله عنهم, عليه السلام, عليهما السلام, عليها السلام, please help me in these

  7. Muslih Mohamed Ismail 01/02/2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    How to write subhaanahoo wa’ thaaa in short form like this

  8. Solange 28/04/2018 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Use the AGA Arabesque font. Here is a short list which I compiled for myself:

    Q,W,E: Lafẓ ul-Jalālah (the word “Allāh”)
    R,T: Allāhu Akbar
    U: ʿAzza wa Jall
    I: Subḥānahu wa Taʿālā
    P: the basmalah (Bismillāh ir-Raḥmān ir-Raḥīm)
    Z: ʿĪd Mubārak
    q: Qurʾān Karīm
    e,r: Ṣall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam
    t: Raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu
    y: Raḍī Allāhu ʿanhum (not 100% about the final pronoun yet)
    u: ʿAlayh is-salām

    Note: Where you see more than one letter, it is because the expression comes in different designs.

    • Ali 12/05/2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

      Assalamu alaikum, please which one is radiyallahu anha?

  9. syedabidrazashah 29/01/2019 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Allyehe salaam in arabic??

  10. Abdul Hannan Haque 05/05/2019 at 9:19 am - Reply

    رحمه الله او رحمة الله ؟

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