Saturday, March 12, 2011

Calligraphy & calligraphers

  • Calligraphers:
Abbas Baghdadi

Haji Noor Deen, Master Calligrapher (Islamic, Arabic, Chinese Calligraphy Art) (his homepage)
Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang (米廣江, born 1963) is an expert in Islamic calligraphy, specializing in the Sini style which originated from the Chinese Muslim tradition. Born in the province of Shandong, he is a lecturer at the Islamic College at Zhengzhou in the province of Henan, and is also a researcher of Islamic culture at the Henan Academy Sciences. In 1997, Haji Noor Deen was the first Chinese Muslim to be awarded the Egyptian Certificate of Arabic Calligraphy and to be admitted as a member of the Association of Egyptian Calligraphy.
Source: Wikipedia

Mohamed Zakariya
A revert from South Carolina, who embraced Islam in 1961.

  • Script styles:

Islamic calligraphy
In Arabic

Kufi/Kufic
Naskh
Thuluth
Ijaaza (not available in English)
Diwani
Maghrebi
Farsi
Sini (script)
(do check out the Arabic pages for more examples of the styles)

  • Tutorials

video lessons
video tutorials
tools used
how to cut the bamboo pen (in Arabic)
other videos in Arabic

And some photos from my personal library:

The photos are from "The Book Show" in 2008, DZ.

The below pictures show how the Thuluth (one third) script got its name

















And below are some examples of calligraphy art:






That year A was learning how to write with home made ink and bamboo pens or fountain pens on wooden tablets.

4 comments:

Oum Julaybib said...

Assalamoaleikom wa rahmatullah, subhanAllah jag tyckte jag kände igen d där namnet, haji noor... så jag letade på youtube, o mkt riktigt så hade jag sett ett klipp m honom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EN-eN7w6CU&feature=related
MashaAllah väldigt skicklig. Finns en annan gubbe som e riktigt grym oxå, har lite egen stil (men om jag minns rätt så var d nog inte så mkt islamiskt, men man kan ju inspireras av hans stil): http://hassan.massoudy.pagesperso-orange.fr/galerie.htm

Oum Anas said...

http://www.islamexpo.co.uk/attractions.php?id=3&art=3&page=attractions.php

Umm Umamah said...

Assalamo alaykum for this post. You may also like this VERY INFORMATIVE link, http://calligraphyqalam.com/gallery/index.php

My Little World said...

Ohhh this is wonderful! I've learned so much. Thank you!