This book is derived from the original al-Qa’idah al-Baghdadiyyah. It uses a graded technique for children and beginners, and it first teaches the alphabet, then words, then sentences arranged methodically.
This method differs from other methods that begin with sentences and moves on to words and then letters. Children younger than six years old are expected to begin repeating sentences after their teachers. It is easy for them to confuse short vowels (fatha, damma, and kasra), long vowels (alif, waw, and yaa), tanween, sukun, shadda, tarqeeq and tafkheem, and definite and indefinite nouns.
This edition is unique in that it presents a large amount of vocabulary and exercises for each lesson. It also introduces new phonetic rules with exercises. These exercises deal with the definite article, sun and moon letters, and other useful concepts.