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Online Courses

Maghrebi Script with Ustaadh Badr Essaihi

Join Ustaadh Badr Essaihi upcoming online workshop and discover the beauty of Andalusian Moroccan Calligraphy!

This script, originating from Andalusia in the 11th century AD, has been used for centuries to write the Quran due to the clarity and elegance of its letters. Ustaadh Badr, a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Traditional Arts in Casablanca, and currently pursuing his Master’s degree in the Turkish Traditional Arts Department at the Fatih Sultan Mehmet University in Istanbul, will guide you through the unique combination of straight and circular movements that make this calligraphy style so distinctive. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from a master calligrapher and explore the rich heritage of Islamic sacred arts.

Date: 10 February 2024
Time: Every Saturday at 9:30am
Teacher: Badr Essaihi
Price: R2400 for 24 lessons (or you can pay R400 monthly over 6 months) or $240 for developed nations

Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style.
A 12 Week Online Course.

We are delighted to present an engaging and professionally curated course designed to immerse you in the captivating world of traditional Arabic Calligraphy in Chinese Style (ACCS). Discover the art of calligraphy as we explore the tools, techniques, and strokes that form the foundation of this beautiful art form.

Over the course of 6 weeks, you will embark on an exciting online journey, guided by our expert instructor, Zulfar Tofie Samodien. You will undertake a series of 12 meticulously crafted exercises, honing your skills and unleashing your creativity in the process.

Worry not if you have no prior experience in Arabic calligraphy. This course is thoughtfully designed to cater to any skill level, welcoming individuals aged 14 and older who are eager to embrace this exquisite art form.

By the end of the course, you will have gained an understanding and taste of the practice of Arabic Calligraphy in Chinese style.

Enroll now and allow us to be your companions on this transformative artistic journey! Together, let’s delve into the world of Islamic calligraphy, where beauty, culture, and creativity intertwine harmoniously.

Ustaadah Zulfar Tofie Samodien, is a qualified Islamic calligrapher from Cape Town, South Africa. Her artistic journey reached a significant milestone in March 2023 when she was bestowed with a formal Ijaazah, an esteemed certification, by the world-renowned Master Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen from China. Notably, she is one of the first non-Chinese students to receive this prestigious permission, allowing her to teach Arabic Calligraphy in the distinctive Chinese Style Script.

Date: 17 July 2024 
Time: Every Wednesday at 20:00 SAST
Teacher: Zulfar Samodien
Price: R1200 for 12 lessons (or pay R400 over 3 months)

Riq’a script with Shahryanshah Hoca.
A 16 week in depth online course.

Instructor: Shahryanshah Sirajuddin

Join our online calligraphy course with award-winning master calligrapher, Shahryanshah Sirajuddin! Discover the art of Osmanli (Ottoman) calligraphy in the Riq’a script, the perfect starting point for beginners. In just 4 months (16 weeks), you’ll gain proficiency and learn the mechanics of writing letters with precision and soul.

Traditional Islamic/Quranic calligraphy is taught through a master-to-student pedagogy which preserves the art and values. In this introductory course, Shahryanshah Hoca, who is a Master Calligrapher, will guide you through the subtleties of angles, measurements, lines, and twists while writing the letters of the Riqa script, ensuring that you receive the necessary feedback to excel.

The inspired purpose of calligraphy is to learn the mechanics while disciplining the nafs. “Learn calligraphy with your soul,” as Shahryanshah Hoca often says. This is an Islamic science, preserving the written Word of Allah and purifying the nafs.

Date: 12 February 2024 (every Monday)
Time: 7:00pm South African Time 

Price: R1600 (South African Rands) or $200 USD for developed nations

All classes will be online for 16 weeks

If your country is in grey then please pay the developed country amount for your course