It is not the eyes that are blind but the hearts

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:

written

 

The full verse, with translation, is:

22.46
So have they not traveled through the earth and have hearts by which to reason and ears by which to hear? For indeed, it is not eyes that are blinded, but blinded are the hearts which are within the breasts. [22:46]

 

 

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.

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9 thoughts on “It is not the eyes that are blind but the hearts

      1. May Allah grant you much more than that. Alhumdulilah for the knowledge Allah has provided us, so that we may implement and benefit from it.

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    1. I love the language, Chinese, as well! 🙂 I had to do a research project on Chinese calligraphy ❤ I know it's a difficult language to learn as it is so rich and powerful; the words hold so much depth (similar to Arabic) ~Kudos to you! 😀

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