Course description:

In this extensive course, anyone interested in the art of Arabic calligraphy is welcomed to be exposed to the art of copying Quranic scripture. Moreover, participants will learn to differentiate between artistic copying and that of Quranic script by studying the rules of writing the Quran by using the Naskh font. By the end of this course, participants will be able to write the Holy Quran by following the groundlines that adhere to the principles of this art.


Course objectives:

  • Learning the principles of copying the Quran.
  • Acquiring the principles of writing the Quran using the Naskh font.
  • Understanding the nunation (Tashkeel) of the Holy Quran.
  • Obtaining knowledge regarding about line system and structure in writing the Holy Quran in the Naskh font


Course outcomes:

  • To gain understanding relating to the meaning of Quranic calligraphy or copying the Quran.
  • To gain the ability to write the Holy Quran by adhering to its rules.
  • To achieve a technical and artistic toll in the fields of Quranic drawing and copying in the Naskh font.


Recommended for:
Everyone interested in the art of Arabic calligraphy.


Zaki Alhashmi

Zaki Alhashmi is a calligrapher, UNESCO specialist, and an art consultant to the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) in Riyadh. He holds an Ijazah certificate in Arabic calligraphy, a field in which he has won numerous international awards. Zaki is the author of 25 manuals about the Naskh script, a workbook series comprising 22 booklets teaching Arabic writing for non-Arabs, and the Meaning Landscapes about the role of Arabic fonts in the preservation of Arabic poetry.

Zaki Alhashmi

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