The difference between Umar عُمَر and Amr عَمْرو in writing

Ever noticed in Arabic that the names Umar is written as


While ‘Amr is written as


Ever wondered why there is a و in ‘Amr’s name and not in Umar?

Well, both names are comprised of the same letters

ع م ر

And in the past, there were no markers like fatha, kasra, dhamma, etc. written on words.

So because both names were spelled the same way it caused confusion when a person read عمر. They didn’t know whether the name Umar or ‘Amr was intended.

To fix this problem they added a و to ‘Amr and it became عمرو.

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