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[…]
An international Arabic calligraphy event taking place from 2 to 7 December at the JEQ main campus in Schaapkraal has been widely celebrated by many art lovers and calligraphy fanatics in Cape Town. In addition to this already exciting and inspiring event is a wonderful story of a South African[…]
All roads lead to Jam ‘Eyyatul Qurra (JEQ) for their week of Qur’an celebrations from Saturday 30 November. The institution, founded in 1969, this year celebrates 50 years of Qur’anic Excellence and The New Dawn. JEQ Chairman, Mr Shreef Abass, addressed the media at the official event media launch on[…]
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[…]
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