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Arabic calligraphy in full awakening in the Arab world

Professor of Arabic Arts and Calligraphy and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education at Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdullah Fattini, says Arabic calligraphy is currently experiencing a state of awakening in the world. Arab World.Renowned Saudi calligrapher Dr. Fattini is taking part as guest of honor at the 7th Fez International […]

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KAPL inaugurates Arabic calligraphy exhibition in Tunisia

TUNIS — Saudi Deputy Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation, Dr. Mohammed Al-Sudairy, here on Saturday inaugurated the Arabic calligraphy exhibition organized by the King Abdulaziz Public Library in partnership with the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO) during the meeting of the 26th General Conference of ALECSO in Tunisia in […]

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Sharjah Museum offers free Arabic calligraphy lessons

The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum has been promoting the art of Arabic calligraphy through free courses to the public since its opening in 2002. This year, the museum is holding a month-long course that started on May 9. It offers hands-on experience of the types of ornamentation and techniques used in calligraphic work. Every Monday and […]

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Hana Sadiq’s drawings

With lines from love poems and flowing calligraphy, Jordanian fashion designer Hana Sadiq embroiders a testament to the beauty of Arab women. Over a decades-long career, Iraqi-born Sadiq has shown her designs around the world and dressed the stars, but she remains rooted in the traditions of her native country. The artistic writing of Arabic […]

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Sharjah highlights Arabic calligraphy at London Book Fair

Al Jallaf said Sharjah’s interest in Arabic calligraphy under the guidance and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, a member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, is part of a massive cultural project. He noted that the emirate was the first in the region to establish a museum […]

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Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of a Nation and Its Historical Development | Salaam Footbridge

The written word may be today’s communication tool, but art and image were the first language and, in the words of artist Paul Klee, “writing and painting are essentially similar”. Beirut: Archaeological findings on cave walls prove that painting was man’s first written language; his drawings of animals and other shapes reflecting his daily life […]

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Sharjah showcases the beauty of Arabic calligraphy at the London Book Fair

Emirati calligrapher Khalid Al Jallaf holds a live demonstration at the London Book Fair. W.A.M. As the Market Focus at the 49th London Book Fair (LBF), Sharjah offers visitors as well as devotees of the English European cultural movement the opportunity to explore the aesthetics and techniques of Arabic calligraphy up close. The Sharjah Pavilion […]

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Sharjah showcases the beauty of Arabic calligraphy at LBF

As the Market Focus at the 49th London Book Fair (LBF), Sharjah offers visitors as well as devotees of the English European cultural movement the opportunity to explore the aesthetics and techniques of Arabic calligraphy up close. The Sharjah Pavilion at LBF 2022 hosts a group exhibition by a team of renowned Emirati and Arab […]

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Arabic calligraphy: a written revolution

Arabic calligraphy: a written revolution Photo credit: The Islamic Monthly Calligraphy and Arabic are sisters of the same marrow, one did not exist without the other. Since the beginning of written Arabic, long after an era of oral tradition, the scrolled lettering of taffy has been the basis of religious and historical documentation, mosque […]

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Dubai Museum of the Future: What does the Arabic calligraphy say about the structure? – News

The 77-meter-tall architectural wonder stands majestically on Sheikh Zayed Road File By a staff reporter Published: Thu 3 Feb 2022, 16:29 Last update: Fri 4 Feb 2022, 00:14 Residents and visitors to the UAE are ready for a futuristic ride, as Dubai’s latest architectural marvel, the Museum of the Future, is set to open later […]

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UNESCO Adds Arabic Calligraphy to List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

UNESCO added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage on December 14. A total of 16 countries, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, applied for UNESCO. “Arabic calligraphy is the […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to the list of intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage on December 14. A total of 16 countries, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, applied for UNESCO. “Arabic calligraphy is the […]

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The 58th Heritage House of Dhi Ain Village celebrates the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the UNESCO list

Saudi Gazette report THEE AIN – 58 heritage houses in the ancient village of Dhi Ain in the Al-Baha region, celebrated the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. The celebrations were held in the village decorating the facade of old houses, in addition to the […]

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Ithra, Saudi Arabia promotes Arabic calligraphy through a special initiative

Jeddah Season 2022: Saudi Arabian city’s culture and entertainment festival returns with promise of ‘pleasant days’ JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is gearing up for two months of art, entertainment and culture with the launch of the second edition of Jeddah Season. Under the slogan “Our beautiful days”, the National Events Center unveiled the preparations for the […]

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Arabic calligraphy’s new heritage status gives hope to keep it alive

Intangible heritage is “living heritage”, according to Unesco. It is made up of “practices, traditions, knowledge and know-how”, as well as tools and spaces, which communities consider to be part of their cultural heritage. The organization maintains two lists relating to intangible cultural heritage. These are the “representative” list, on which Arabic calligraphy has been […]

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Recognition of Arabic Calligraphy by UNESCO is celebrated at KS…

(MENAFN- APCO Worldwide) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: December 26, 2021 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the art of Arabic calligraphy after the recent decision by the United Nations United for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) to add it to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. The […]

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Hongqi celebrates the year of Arabic calligraphy on World Arabic Language Day

Jeddah: Coinciding with World Arabic Language Day celebrated on December 18 every year, Universal Premium Motors agencies, Hongqi’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia, organized a special celebration for Arabic calligraphy to demonstrate the harmony between the beauty and design arts of Arabic. the calligraphy and designs of Hongqi, the future luxury car, which has always […]

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Saudi-led campaign puts Arabic calligraphy on UNESCO heritage list

Arabic calligraphy, Congolese rumba and the pottery tradition of the Awajún people of northern Peru have all been added to Unesco’s prestigious list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A total of 39 items have made it onto the list, announced this week following a meeting of the heritage body’s intergovernmental committee. The list reflects […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to cultural heritage list

UNESCO on Tuesday recognized Arabic calligraphy, the artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic alphabet, as intangible cultural heritage. A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, submitted the bid to UNESCO, which announced the list on Twitter. Workers sew Islamic Arabic calligraphy in gold thread onto a drape to cover the […]

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Arabic calligraphy added to UNESCO heritage list

Lost in Translation: A look back at the Arab world’s obsession with remaking “The Godfather” DUBAI: Remakes of Western TV shows and movies are all the rage in the Middle East these days and given the hype around ‘The Offer’, which dramatizes the making of iconic film ‘The Godfather’, we throw a look at Arab […]

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Saudi authorities unveil Year of Arabic Calligraphy mural in Al-Ahsa

RIYADH: This year’s King Faisal Prize winners received their awards in a glittering ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday. The annual gongs – held under the auspices of King Salman – are the most prestigious in the Muslim world and reward outstanding achievement in services to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature, medicine and science. […]

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Virtual event and Arabic calligraphy workshop on September 17

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the King Fahd Middle East Center and the School of Art, is hosting a virtual event and Arabic calligraphy workshop on Friday, September 17. This event is open to the public, and the virtual conference is open to all majors. Virtual Conference 10am-11am — […]

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How Arabic Calligraphy is Interfering with the UAE Fashion Industry

Arabic calligraphy may be prominent on book covers and gallery walls, but this age-old art form is becoming increasingly popular among apparel and accessory enthusiasts. Many local brands weave calligraphic strokes into everything from streetwear to statement dresses. What’s in a word? Head to the recently opened That Concept Store in Dubai’s Mall of the […]

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Arabic calligraphy event to celebrate Arab identity

Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Development, is organizing a calligraphy event under the aegis of the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy”. The event, which started last Thursday (August 5, 2021), will continue in 10 regions until January 2022. Artists from each city from […]

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Ministry of Culture launches Arabic calligraphy murals event across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammad Javed Patwary, recently met with Khaled bin Hussein Al-Biyari, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, in Riyadh. During the meeting, the two men discussed issues of common interest and ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Several officials from the Kingdom and Bangladesh attended […]

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The fusion of Arabic calligraphy with Japanese kanji captures the beauty of both worlds

RIYADH: With Ramadan fast approaching, the easing of COVID-19 restrictions could not have come at a better time for Saudi residents and citizens. Prayers in mosques, including tarawih, or night prayers, will resume after a two-year hiatus due to restrictions on social gatherings. Bazaars and other festive activities were also allowed to operate, adding to […]

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The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy celebrates the pioneers

The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy celebrates pioneers in the field. These pioneers laid the technical foundations of this art form in several Arab and foreign countries. “Teach by the Pen” is organized by the Cultural Development Fund of the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the […]

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Arabic calligraphy exhibited in an exhibition held in three capitals

The World Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy organized by the King Abdulaziz Public Library kicked off simultaneously in Riyadh, Beijing and Casablanca yesterday. The biggest names in Arabic calligraphy are taking part in the exhibition, which is part of the initiative launched by the Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Frahan, to make […]

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Arabic calligraphy sparks new interest among writing enthusiasts

Chennai: “I took an online course on Islamic history and culture at Tel Aviv University. One of the chapters dealt with the ancient manuscripts of the Quran. It was so fascinating to see the shapes of letters and I bought myself some calligraphy pens. I copied pages from the old Quran and was intrigued by […]

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Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Alphabets

Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Alphabets Artists on a mission to revive Islamic art Culture February 26, 2021 Arabic calligraphy was inscribed by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage last year Arabic calligraphy is an essential part of Islamic civilization and many aspects of Muslim cultural expression. However, over the years its popularity […]

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Arabic Calligraphy Thrives at Bengaluru Institute

A 24-year-old woman with a global presence and her teacher are among the few to perpetuate the art of Arabic calligraphy in India A 24-year-old woman with a global presence and her teacher are among the few to perpetuate the art of Arabic calligraphy in India Bee Bee Laisa, a final year engineering student in […]

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Saudi Ministry of Culture issues new Arabic calligraphy stamp

Saudi Ministry of Culture issues new Arabic calligraphy stamp /node/1793411/saudi-arabia Updated on January 16, 2021 January 16, 2021 01:19 Saudi Ministry of Culture issues new Arabic calligraphy stamp A special stamp bearing the words “Year of Arabic Calligraphy” will be affixed to the passports of passengers arriving in the Kingdom Updated on January 16, 2021 […]

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The year 2020 sees the revival and growth of Arabic calligraphy

MAKKAH: With the Kingdom’s declaration of 2020 as the Year of Arabic Calligraphy, the art form is enjoying a revival. Several Saudi cities offer sessions for men and women, allowing participants to reconnect with the heritage of Arabic calligraphy, which continues to grow in popularity among art lovers. Other platforms to receive and support ideas […]

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Fuad Honda, the Japanese Muslim reinterpreting Arabic calligraphy

TOKYO: Born in Tokyo, Fuad Kouichi Honda is widely recognized as one of the best Arabic calligraphers in the world. The Japanese-born Muslim, who teaches at Daito Bunka University, has won numerous awards for his work, including at the International Arabic Calligraphy Competition. His most famous pieces use passages from the Koran. Fuad started learning […]

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The complex relationship between Arabic calligraphy and technology

JEDDAH/RIYAD: Arabic calligraphy is an integral part of Islamic civilization. The art form is integral to almost every aspect of Arab cultural expression.Despite its importance in Islamic art and culture, however, its popularity seems to be declining among the masses. A number of reasons could be suggested as to why this is the case, perhaps […]

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Arabic calligraphy workshop preserves cultural history through an engaging experience

We often think of writing and art as two separate mediums, but can’t handwriting itself be an art form? Younasse Tarbouni, associate professor of Arabic at the University of Washington, led a workshop on Arabic calligraphy, a style of expression that brings art and writing together to meet at an expertly harmonious intersection, Thursday and […]

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MALAYSIA The authorities backtrack: Arabic calligraphy becomes elective

Students in Tamil and Mandarin schools can choose to study khatt. The Ministry of Education wanted to make it compulsory in elementary schools. Critics had accused the government of trying to “Islamize” education. Identity politics play an important role in the country. Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The Malaysian authorities have backtracked Mandatory Khatt calligraphy in […]

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Egypt’s oldest school of Arabic calligraphy struggles to survive

The Khalil Agha School, Egypt’s oldest specialized institute of Arabic calligraphy, is struggling to survive as fewer and fewer people are interested in learning calligraphy. Many calligraphy institutes have already closed their doors. “The numbers are decreasing every year due to the lack of available job opportunities, the rise of technology and the labor market […]

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Startup of the week: Preserving the culture of Arabic calligraphy

JEDDAH: The Kashidah Project offers Arabic calligraphy lessons to help resolve the current disconnect with Arabic language culture that many young people experience. Kashidah offers a three-month course to teach Arabic calligraphy to children and adults, as well as a creative calligraphy toolkit to help students learn. From the steps to sharpen the pen to […]

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Arabic Calligraphy, a Prolonged Influence on World Culture

Ayet El-Korsy (The Throne Verse) from the Holy Quran drawn with horse-shaped Arabic calligraphy – photo courtesy of flickr CAIRO – February 14, 2018: The Arabic language is an ancient strong language that is used by millions of human beings and also one of the most expressive languages ​​in literature, but the artistic value of […]

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Can the beauty of Arabic calligraphy change perspectives? : NPR

GUY RAZ, HOST: What are you doing in New York? EL SEED: Actually, I came to meet people for, like, a future project that will happen in 2018. But it’s too secret. I can’t talk about it. RAZ: Oh, you – come on, a little – just a… EL SEED: Let it be and then […]