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Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style Programs – Dallas

January 8, 2024 @ 10:00 - January 11, 2024 @ 13:00


Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style Program I - Dallas

4 Days, 2 Tracks | January 8-11

The Dallas Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style Program is an initiative divided into two four-day sessions over two weeks. Participants will have the unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of these scripts under the guidance of globally recognized master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen who will be presenting as the facilitator and scholar.

Program 1- (Morning) , taking place from January 8-11, 2024. The track runs from 10 am to 1 pm. This is followed by Week 2 which takes place from January 15-18, 2024.

Program 2- (Evening) , taking place from January 8-11, 2024. The track runs from 6 pm to 9 pm. This is followed by Week 2 which takes place from January 15-18, 2024.

Participants in both programs will have the unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style under the expert guidance of Haji Noor Deen.

Registration Details:

Register for the Dallas Arabic Calligraphy in Chinese Style Program to cover program fees, ensuring an immersive experience in exploring the unique intersection of Arabic and Chinese calligraphic traditions. Under the guidance of Haji Noor Deen, participants will witness the convergence of two distinct cultures, resulting in a vibrant and expressive form of artistic communication.

Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style Programs

Morning Track

Duration: Jan 8-11 & 15-18
Time: 10am-1pm
Instructor: Haji Noor Deen



Evening Track

Duration: Jan 8-11& 15-18
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Haji Noor Deen



 Dallas Diyanet Mosque

Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style
Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style

Significant Themes

Cultural Fusion through Calligraphy: Delve into the harmonious synthesis of Arabic and Chinese artistic traditions, exploring the unique elements that define the Chinese-style approach to Arabic Calligraphy.

Philosophical Dimensions: Understand the philosophical underpinnings of this cross-cultural artistic expression, recognizing the shared values that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries

Contextualizing Chinese-Arabic Calligraphy

Appreciate the fusion of two rich artistic heritages, examining historical and contemporary texts that showcase the evolution of Arabic Calligraphy within the Chinese context.

Gain insights into the intentions behind this cultural convergence and its broader impact on the calligraphic landscape.


Haji Noor Deen

Haji Noor Deen is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. He was born in Yucheng, in the Shandong Province of China, in 1963. In 1997, he became the first individual from China to be awarded the Certificate of Arabic Calligrapher in Egypt after studying the calligraphic arts there for over ten years.

In 2017, after a period of study in Istanbul with Ottoman calligraphic master Hasan Celebi, Haji Noor Deen was honored with an Ijazah in the Ottoman Arabic Thuluth and Nasikh scripts, again becoming the first-ever Chinese person to do so.

His work focuses on writing Arabic using a combination of traditional Chinese calligraphic tools and techniques to fuse the Chinese and Arabic visual arts uniquely. Haji Noor Deen is also responsible for the formal codification of the ancient Arabic writing system in the Chinese tradition.

In 2019 for the first time in China, he honored 30 students with an Ijaza in Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese style.

His work has been displayed in galleries and museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) at Harvard University.

He was also awarded the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center 2016 Islamic Economy Award in the category of Islamic Arts.

Thuluth & Naskh Scripts Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for the Dallas Thuluth & Naskh Program?

Registration can be completed online through the official event website. Simply follow the provided instructions and fill out the registration form. Payment details and options will be available during the registration process.

What is the cost of registration, and what does it cover?

The registration fee covers the program fees, granting participants access to all sessions and materials facilitated by Haji Noor Deen. It ensures a comprehensive engagement in the intellectual journey of Arabic Calligraphy.

Where will the program be held?

The program will take place at two locations: MAS-Center in the morning and Dallas Diyanet Mosque in the evening. Make sure to check the schedule and venue details for each track.

Is there any prerequisite knowledge or experience required to attend the program?

The Dallas Thuluth & Naskh Program is open to individuals of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. No prior experience in Arabic Calligraphy is necessary.

Will materials and tools be provided, or should participants bring their own?

And in terms of materials, they can purchase a complete set for $30 the first day of class in class. All necessary materials and tools for the program will be provided. Participants are not required to bring their own calligraphy supplies.

How can I contact the organizers for additional information or assistance?

For any inquiries or assistance, you can contact the event organizers through the contact information provided on the official event website. Whether you have questions about logistics, registration, or program details, the organizers are there to help.


January 8, 2024 @ 10:00
January 11, 2024 @ 13:00
Event Category:


.Deen Arts Foundation

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