Calligraphy with Haji Noor Deen
The Alamiyah Institute was privileged to host Master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen (China) who delivered an inspirational workshop providing students with an enjoyable hands on experience of a time honoured art of the pen. Haji Noor Deen has a unique style which fuses two of the greatest calligraphic traditions in the world, from both China and Arabia.
Students both beginners and advanced received personal coaching on how to improve their work as well as having the opportunity of having their own names or writings of their choice drawn by him.
"It was truly amazing to watch such a master at work, the varieties of brushes that he uses and how equally absurd their sources were, (the whiskers of a rat!), I'll never forget this experience and will admire his work even more when i see it in the galleries, and he's such a lovely man." - participant on the day
Haji Noor Deen was invited by the Institute as his work reflects our ethos and indeed those of the muslim civilisation. In doing so, we hope to see many more master calligraphers making such a mark on the muslim world.