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QF community members instill a love of the Arabic language in children

If we could look at our children in about 20 years, what would we expect to see? Amid the expansion of media and digitization in our world, as well as a cultural openness that knows no borders, the mother tongue plays a central role in shaping children’s identities and strengthening their sense of belonging and […]

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Greetings, wishes, messages and quotes to share

Today, Arabic is spoken by nearly 420 million people around the world! The United Nations, in 2010, declared December 18 to be celebrated as World Arabic Language Day to commemorate the legacy of this classic language. World Arabic Language Day Messages: Languages ​​are the quintessence of human interaction. The functioning of the world is unimaginable […]

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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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Arabic language, between protection, violation and obligation in the State of Qatar.

introduction: The State of Qatar’s approach to protecting and promoting the use of the Arabic language is clear; legislations obliging all governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect the Arabic language, in addition to hundreds of national, regional and international initiatives strengthening and supporting the use of the Arabic language. In this article, the […]

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Al Arabiya Channel Becomes the Voice of Alexa’s Arabic-Language News

DUBAI: Earlier this year, Twitter released its #RealTalk report based on first-of-its-kind research analyzing people’s attitudes on Twitter and what it means for brands. The report is based on an analysis of over 5,000 tweets across eight countries. It includes user tweets about brands as well as tweets sent by brands, including all tweets posted […]

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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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The memories of Qasr Al Watan and the Arabic language in the spotlight

Calligraphy pens at Qasr Al Watan. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer This time, the focus is on the Arabic language and Qasr Al Watan, the Palace of the Nation, in Abu Dhabi. A visit to Qasr Al Watan is never enough to take it all in: the Palace of the Nation offers an enriching experience that […]

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UO’s Arabic language program adopts new teaching model

A team of three UO faculty members and one undergraduate student are creating an innovative new curriculum for first-year Arabic at UO. The “flipped classroom” model invites students to complete educational modules at home, where they will first learn vocabulary and grammar. In-person class time will then build on the information students have studied and […]

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Many Arabic Language Teachers Demand “Fairness” – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger Equity sought on the number of lessons per school day, equality KUWAIT CITY, September 26: A number of primary level Arabic language teachers demanded equity in terms of the number of lessons per school day and equality with teachers of other subjects, reports the daily Al- Anba. In a letter […]

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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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Why Jordan is leading the way in Arabic language training

JIT AGAINST of Fahad Subeihi’s falafel stand is piled high with heaps of sliced ​​tomatoes, onions and pink-dyed pickled turnips. “The students love it,” he says. Mr. Subeihi’s stand is located in the Jabal Amman district of the Jordanian capital, Amman, amidst a crowd of Arabic-speaking schools. Mr. Subeihi estimates that before the pandemic, half […]

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A pathway to learning poverty reduction in the MENA region

More than half of children in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries are in learning poverty – they cannot read and understand age-appropriate text by the age of 10 . This prevents the region’s children from fully engaging in their education and holding back the countries’ progress in human capital formation. A myriad of […]

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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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Specialists explore the Arabic language and its Semitic sisters in a virtual seminar

DUBAI: The languages ​​of Arabic and Hebrew have a lot more in common than you might think. They are both of Semitic origin, they share some letters of the alphabet and some Hebrew and Arabic words are the same, among others. Based on these similarities, the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi organized a virtual seminar […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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IRC Book Review: Alif Baa Taa: Learn My Arabic Alphabet

Finding high-quality Arabic materials in the United States or the western world in general, especially for young people, can be tricky. Finding and bringing them from the Middle East is almost as difficult. A mother, determined to introduce her children to Arabic early enough in their development that they would be willing to maintain this […]

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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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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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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 […]

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The Fanar Center partners with CMU-Q to teach the Arabic language

DOHA: The Qatar Islamic Cultural Center (Fanar) of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs is set to offer Arabic courses for non-speakers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, in accordance with the center’s partnerships with a number of city universities of education. Fanar has signed an agreement with CMU-Q that will allow the center’s […]