Day 27

Today's harf is ''Qaaf''. It is pronounced pretty much the same way as "calf" is in English, except that the 'Q' sound comes from the back of the throat. It is written in a way similar to "Fey", but has a rounder bottom, and has two "nuqtas" or dots on its head. 
Here are its different forms in different positions: 

The word I have picked today is "qalam", which means "pen". In my next post, I will contrast it with a similar-sounding word, which is written differently. 

Here is today's she'r or couplet, penned by Wasim Barelvi:
Mere qalam pe zamaane ki gard aisi thi
ke apne baare mein kuchh bhi na likh saka, yaaro.N

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