Ramadan is once more upon us, a time for piety and penance, for abstinence and absolution. As practitioners of the Muslim faith go about their month of fasting, let us all enlighten ourselves by exploring the significance of this holiest of times in Islam.
The Arabic Alphabet has 28 letters. The shape of these letters changes depending on their position in the word, whether isolated; in the beginning of the word (initial); in the middle (medial); or at the end (final). http://www.sakkal.com/Arab_Calligraphy_Art1.html