Dr Sulayman Nordien: A jewel among pebbles

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[…]

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JEQ to celebrate 50 years with week long event

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[…]

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Oman unveils world’s 1st interactive calligraphic Quran

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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