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The Arabic Language Center opens the Nabati Poetry Prize

Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center is opening a new 1.5 million dirham awards program focusing on the nabati poetic tradition. On the Abu Dhabi Corniche, January 22. Image – Getty iStockphoto: Livinus By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson Six categories and translation funding Jhe Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center in the United Arab Emirates, under […]

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Milan will host the International Festival of Arabic Language and Culture

The 5th edition of the International Festival of Arabic Language and Culture will begin on March 17 in Milan. The festival is organized by the Arabic Language Research Institute (CARA) and the Center for Language Services (SeLdA) of the Catholic University of Milan, as well as the Sharjah Book Authority. The three-day festival includes several […]

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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 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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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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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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Hongqi celebrates World Arabic Language Day

Riyadh (IraqiNews.com) – Coinciding with World Arabic Language Day celebrated on December 18, Universal Premium Motors agencies, Hongqi’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia, held a special celebration for Arabic calligraphy to demonstrate the harmony between beauty and design. Arabic calligraphy arts and Hongqi designs. The celebration took place at Hongqi’s showrooms in Riyadh, Jeddah and […]

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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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meet the calligrapher behind Dubai’s first street signs

Growing up in Egypt as a child, Abdul Fattah vividly remembers seeing his father write beautiful Arabic calligraphy on a large blackboard that hangs in their home. At just 8 years old, he picked up his first quill and began to imitate the pen strokes taught by his father. Very quickly, he became familiar with […]

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Egypt’s parliament deliberates on a bill to protect the Arabic language

Arabic Calligraphy – FILE CAIRO – 18 December 2021: Parliament deliberated on a bill to protect and develop Arabic in the face of growing interest in foreign languages ​​to the detriment of the official language. MPs Soulaf Darwish and Mona Omar introduced a bill that suggests ways to develop Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic, […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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 […]