How can the first letter of this word be represented in Unicode?

Arabic word

What is this sign called?

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U-0622. It is called Alef with madda.

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  • خير الكلام ما قل ودل
    – fdb
    Commented May 13, 2018 at 21:34
  • Thanks! I was expecting a more tilde-like shape and wasn't sure it was a madda. Commented May 14, 2018 at 6:29
  • It is not exactly an elegant font, but there is nothing else it could be.
    – fdb
    Commented May 14, 2018 at 9:10
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    I think it's a perfect answer. It goes straight to the point.
    – Aryaman
    Commented May 14, 2018 at 20:30

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