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.