Thuluth script has two forms to write the Daal. The whole Daal is one of them.

The other form includes the connected Daal.The whole daal in thuluth script

The Daal does not connect to any words after it. It only connects to letters before it.

The Daal shares the same form as the “dhāl – ذ”. The form is identical, so when you master the Daal, you’ve mastered Dhal as well. The only difference is that Dhal has a noktah above it.

The Whole Daal

You use the whole Daal when you are not connecting to any other letter before it.

Namely, you would write it at the beginning of a word, or when you would like to write it on its own.

Specifically, the whole Daal has 3 strokes.

However, you can split these into 5 segments.

The pen strokesfirst stroke of the whole daal in thuluth script

The first two strokes.

The first stroke is a move to the left for the length of a noktah at approximately 45 degree angle.

The next step is the second stroke. It moves from the top left end of the first stroke to the bottom right at a 45 degree angle.

It spans a total of three noktahs horizontally.first segment of the second stroke of the whole daal in thuluth script

You can divide the second stroke into two segments as well.

Each segment spans a noktah and half horizontally, despite being written diagonally.

The first segment of the second stroke curves slightly downwards.

This is followed by the second segment which curves slightly upwards.

The vertical length of the first stroke is 2 noktahs.second segment of the second stroke of the whole daal in thuluth script

The third stroke

The third stroke is a written at a 45 degree angle starting where the second stroke ended, and ending on the bottom left.

It then curves upwards to point at the beginning of the letter.

In this way, you can divide the third stroke of the whole Daal into two segments.first segment of the third stroke of the whole daal in thuluth script

The first segment is the straight line and the second segment is the curve that points to the beginning of the letter.

The first segment of the second stroke  is a straight line and has a vertical length of 2 noktahs.

Although, the actual length of the third stroke is actually 3 noktahs.

So far, all the strokes and segments of the whole Daal fit in a 3 noktah by 4 noktah grid.

However, the final segment of the third stroke is written outside of this grid.second segment of the third stroke of the whole daal in thuluth script

In order to correctly write the final segment correctly, add a fourth noktah to the three noktahs of the third stroke.

The final segment contours this fourth noktah.

It ends by pointing towards the beginning of the letter.

The final detail

The final detail is to add the “hair”.Drawing the "hair" of the whole daal in thuluth script

This is done by drawing a triangle at the end of the first stroke with the tip of the nib.

It is then coloured in very carefully.

How to write Whole Daal in Thuluth Script

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