Arabic is not my native language, but I definitely love it; both written and spoken. I truly admire those who choose to pursue this language. It is quite difficult and requires an amazing level of dedication.
Today I was trying out different styles of Arabic calligraphy by writing out a part of a favorite verse from the Quran (Holy Book). You need a proper set of tools, including good quality ink and specific paper (some master calligraphers make their own!). But since I didn’t have those, I tried with a broad-tipped pencil instead.
This style is called Ruqaa:
The full verse, with translation, is:
Do you find Arabic interesting? Have you ever tried learning this language? Do you have a favorite calligrapher? I’d very much like to hear your views and experiences and gain some pointers on the subject.
You can see the various different styles by numerous talented artists here.