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Introduction to ABJAD


ABJAD is an acronym derived from the first four consonants of the Hebrew/Arabic/Persian alphabets: Alif, Ba, Jeem, Dal. It is a simply-constructed but functionally-complex alphanumeric system condensing different belief-dynamics from Near- and Middle-Eastern cultures, which became particularly prominent after the rise of the Shi’a religion in Iran. Arabic ABJAD originates from the Semitic family of scripts……