Arabic language

Why we must preserve the Arabic language – Doha News

The strength and weakness of a language and its respective nation are closely linked, when one falls, the other too, and vice versa. Asked about the most horrific events of the 18and century, German leader Otto von Bismarck replied, “The English colonies in North America adopted English as their official language”, expressing his disappointment that […]

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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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Unesco celebrates World Arabic Language Day with artwork and calligraphy – News

The rich diversity of the Arabic language will be commemorated on December 18 Reuters file for information only By Wam Published: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 13:42 The global family will celebrate World Arabic Language Day on December 18 under the theme “Arabic Language, A Bridge Between Civilizations.” According to Unesco, Arabic is one of the […]

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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 Alphabet Books for Kids: Beginning Arabic Practice for Kindergartens by Ahmed ArtSen, Paperback

Writing the Arabic alphabet for children: alphabet and coloring This writing book is designed for children to introduce them to the Arabic language. Your child will learn to write the letters of the Arabic alphabet while having fun coloring pretty drawings. This book is an ideal gift for anyone who wants to learn to write […]

Arabic alphabet

How the Arabic Alphabet Inspired Abstract Art

There is something exciting about the extreme flexibility of the Arabic alphabet. The graphic simplicity of its swoops, loops and dots means it can look like almost anything from a prancing horse to a pixelated TV screen. Arab states have been increasingly visible on the international art scene in recent years, pouring wealth into auction […]

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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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Algeria: Arab-Amazigh dispute over the use of the Arabic alphabet for Berber languages

Algeria’s Supreme Islamic Council, considered the country’s highest religious authority, has sparked national controversy over its attempt to enshrine Berber languages ​​in Arabic letters. The Amazigh tribes, who have lobbied for their languages ​​to be recognized as official, have expressed strong objection to their dialects being written in Arabic letters, saying they want Latin inscriptions […]

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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 […]