I resonate with Steve Kaufmann regarding his initial response to Arabic. He wants/wanted to get the script under control to be able to obtain input. He too was intimidated by the cursive nature of the Arabic script and the fact that each letter has 4 different ways of being formed. (Mind you, English does too in a way with its capitals, italics and so forth.)
So I spent an hour at least on Arabic. I did listen to all 6 Bookbox stories. And I even listened to half of a video of someone speaking Spanish to describe the Arabic alphabet.
Today: A5 G1 Sp1
Total: J615 D239 G98 F65 P64 Sp44 A16 I14 Sw12 C9 Ro6 N4 M4 Da3 Ru3 Gk3 H2