A simple introducction to reading Urdu.
This book has been compiled using books commonly used to introduce children to reading Urdu. Rules have been broken down each into different lessons and various exercises have been given to make it easier for students.
Brief notes with English examples have been added so the student can relate the Urdu pronunciation to English words.
First Steps To Reading Urdu
Alhamdulillah, through the grace of Allah, this small booklet, First Steps to Reading Urdu has been completed and the first edition is in your hands.
This book has been compiled using books commonly used to introduce children to reading Urdu. We have broken down each rule into different lessons and exercises to make it easier for the students. Also, we have added brief notes with English examples so the student can relate the Urdu pronunciation to English words.
A Few Notes
The objective of this book is to help beginners understand how to read Urdu. No effort at all has been made to help understand the language itself. This is because many times words with easy pronunciation do not always have an easy translation. It is similar to Arabic; احسن القواعد is used to teach reading Arabic, but is never used to teach understanding the language. Keeping this in mind, we have written all the vocabulary under the words so the reader does not have to memorize them. Yes, the student may be able to pick up words as he reads them.
The reader will not necessarily understand how the meaning has been derived and the teacher should not emphasize learning the vocab at all. This booklet is only meant to help reading.
Hence, all focus should be on making progress in reading and pronunciation. Understanding Urdu should be left for the second book in this series.