This is an obituary for Islamic calligrapher Dr Sulayman Nordien, who passed away on the 5 September 2020. My first personal encounter with Dr Nordien was in my early twenties when my father set up a meeting with him to introduce me to Arabic calligraphy. We met at Masjid ul[…]
The Sultanate of Oman this week unveiled the world’s first interactive calligraphic electronic Quran – developed by experts from Germany, Holland, Poland and Lebanon. The Electronic Mushaf Muscat Calligraphy Project was developed by specialists from Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Lebanon and is available for desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile[…]
Delta Airlines has removed a Muslim American social media star from a New York-bound plane in London together with a friend after speaking Arabic on the aircraft. In a statement after Delta Flight 1 landed in New York, Delta said the man, Adam Saleh, and the other passenger were removed[…]
France’s Education minister, Najat Vallaud Belkacem, has found herself on the firing line since revealing a plan to teach Arabic to primary school kids as young as six. Belkacem has suggested including Arabic among the language choices for French pupils. “Arabic will be taught in primary schools if the human[…]
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