GRADED STEPS IN QUR'AN READING is based on the 'Uthmani script used in the Madinah Mushaf or copy of the Qur'an. This script and the way in which the vowels and other signs are written make the art and science of reading the Qur'an clear and precise. The 'Uthmani script is used in Arabic-speaking countries and it is the standard used by many throughout the world. Graded Steps in Qur'an Reading is intended to make this script more accessible and easy to use. It is patterned on the widely used MELS Easy Steps in Qur'an Reading with its carefully graded sequence of Units. These Units cover letter recognition and the vowels, signs and rules of reading the Arabic script. In this book, they also cover the rules of Qur'anic recitation or tajwid. The entire Arabic text of this Students' Edition is recorded on CDs and audio tapes. Each Unit and each line of text is numbered to make it easy to follow the text and the recording. The recording can also be used with the Teacher's/Self-Study Edition. It is recommended that this manual be used with the two workbooks, Easy Steps in Arabic Handwriting. These are part of the MELS Easy Steps in Arabic course, the main aim of which is to encourage the regular reading of the Qur'an from an early age and a love for and attachment to the Glorious Book. This is a concise, step-by-step manual for learning to read the Qur'anic script. It is intended for self-study and for use by teachers. The script used in this book is based on the Uthmani script and the way in which the vowels and other signs are written make the art and science of reading the Qur'an clear and precise. This book is recommended to be used with the two workbooks, Easy Steps in Arabic Handwriting. Complete set of Graded Steps in Qur'an Reading and Arabic Handwriting Course with books, workbooks, CDs and other audiovisual aids for teaching/learning the reading of the Arabic script, rules of Qur'anic recitation based on the 'UTHMANI SCRIPT', and Arabic handwriting. You need to be able to read and write the Arabic script as a base for learning Arabic as a language and for further study of the Qur’an. The Arabic script is phonetically precise and easy to learn and teach. MELS books, charts and audio materials make this process easy and enjoyable. Reading the Qur’an beautifully is both science and art. For the reading of the Arabic script, there is the MELS Starter Pack which includes an Alphabet Poster with an accompanying Alphabet Flashcards Pack. For reading the Qur’an, we recommend Graded Steps in Qur’an Reading which uses the ‘Uthmani script of the Madinah Mushaf, beautifully written by the Damascene calligrapher, Othman Taha. There is a Teacher’s/Self-Study Edition with full explanatory notes in English and a Students’ Edition. Each Unit and each line of text is numbered. This makes it easy to follow recording and text and is particularly helpful for both classroom teaching and individual use. The text is recorded onto CDs. Each Unit is a separate track on the CDs. You can thus go to a Unit and repeat it as often as necessary. The Arabic script is a quintessential part of Islamic art. Learn the basics of calligraphy using the MELS Easy Steps in Arabic Handwriting Workbooks. See how words are formed from individual letters, trace, copy, compose words and write from dictation. A Summary Chart shows the Arabic letters in all their forms, with Standard English equivalents and as they appear in words.