Fatima written in Arabic
It's written and read from the right. What
looks something like a "9" with a mark above it, is the letter faa'.
It's followed, to the left, by the letter 'alif. The next
letter with an upright on a loop, is the Taa'. Then,
looking like a small written "s," is the letter meem, pronounced like
the "m" in moon. Finally, you have what's called the taa'
marbooTah, which isn't a letter of the alphabet at all, but a mark
moreso of the feminine, and is commonly pronounced as the letter "a."
Sometimes letters are not joined, as is the case
of the 'alif
doesn't join the letter that follows it, and is called a disjoined
letter. The Taa' is a stressed "t." There is the
letter taa' which alone (full form) looks quite a bit like an
elongated English letter "u" with two dots above it.