Arabic language

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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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 […]