The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy | Haji Noor Deen
February 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang for a Friday evening workshop and demonstration on Islamic calligraphy, followed by an exhibition about the splendor of Islamic calligraphy.
Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. He brings immense learning in traditional thought and Islamic art to a modern audience, juxtaposing them in a new calligraphic art style. Learn more about him on his website: https://www.hajinoordeen.com
His calligraphy will be displayed in the MCC Foyer from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. MCC is excited to bring him and has absorbed most of the cost of his visit so more people across the Bay Area can learn his amazing technique and art. Dr. Mustafa Bserki will translate from Arabic into English for Haji Noor’s MCC visit.
This is part of MCC’s monthly Family Night series, where we invite influential American Muslims who positively impact our communities.
MCC has a standing policy that financial need should never hold a person back from attending any activity held in the community center. To request a financial waiver, please complete our financial waiver request: HTTP://mcceastbay.org/scholarship
A Haji Noor Deen’s Unique Fusion of Eastern and Western Calligraphy
The Chinese and Arabic calligraphic traditions have often been compared as the two of the world’s finest manifestations of the written word. When combined, the result is an artistic piece that is a work of incredibly unique beauty.
Noor Deen’s mastery has brought him lecture and workshop invitations from institutions worldwide, including Harvard University, Cambridge University, UC Berkeley, MIT, the Bukhari Institute, Islamic College in Zhengzhou, China, the Zaytuna Institute in California, and many others. Currently, Noor Deen is developing his gallery, “The Chinese House for the Arts of Islamic Arabic Calligraphy,” and the “Arabic Calligraphy Creative Centre” at the National Academy of Painting and Calligraphy in Henan Province, China. Check out more about Haji Noor Deen at https://www.hajinoordeen.com
Be ready to be amazed to see Haji Noor Deen bring your name to life on the canvas!