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Advance Mağribî Script

This 24-week course is exclusively dedicated to students of Ustadh Badr, focusing on advanced techniques of Maghribi Script.

Registration starts on June 1, 2023
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Advance Mağribî Script
Advance Mağribî Script

Time & Location

Sep 08, 3:30 AM – 3:35 AM UTC


Course Details


Subject: Maghribi Calligraphy

Course Format: Online

Course Schedule:

September 8 - December 22, 2023 

[Winter Break]

January 12 - March 1, 2024

Time: 3:30 AM UTC

Prerequisites: Introduction to Maghribi Script

Instructor: Badr Essaihi


The Andalusian Moroccan Calligraphy is a script that originated in Andalusia in the 10th century AD and spread in Morocco and the rest of North Africa. Originally derived from the Kairouanese Kufic, this script is used mainly for writing the Qur'an due to the clarity and beauty of its letters. This calligraphy combines hard (dry) movements derived from the Kufic script and soft movements derived primarily from circular movements.

The styles of this calligraphy varied in different ages. In this course, we chose to teach the style that dates back to the Marinid era (BC.13 AD) due to its letters' beauty, clarity, and grace, following the finest models written in this era.

One of the most important things we repeat to the students' ears is to have fun while learning without anticipating the result sooner. The lesson is on the journey and then on the outcome.

Students will follow the classic approach to learning Arabic calligraphy in this course. They will start by getting acquainted with the literature on learning Arabic calligraphy and the tools; pen, ink, and paper. Students will then move to the study of vocabulary to finish writing the lines and pasteboards.

Learning Moroccan calligraphy in the Marinid style is an excellent opportunity to revive this unique calligraphy and spread it on its correct origins and rules.


Students are expected to allocate a minimum of 10 hours per week to attend live online classes, practice, and prepare their lessons for submission.


Students can buy supplies from the Islamic Art Supplies (click to view) store.

  • Reed or Meatal (preferred) Qalam; size 1.5 mm / 2 mm
  • Felt or leather pad for under your paper
  • Arabic calligraphy paper ( alternative: glossy laser printer paper)
  • Ink (brown, red, blue, green, & orange)
  • lika, and Inkwell
  • Leather handrest (other materials are also acceptable)
  • Knife for sharpening the qalam (kalem terash, Olfa cutters, or Olfa heavy-duty cutters)
  • Maqta': for cutting the nib of the qalam. Scissors can be used as well.
  • Fine sandpaper (1200-2000 grade)


Originally from Morocco, Badr Hoca graduated from the prestigious Academy of Traditional Arts in Casablanca and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the Turkish Traditional Arts Department at the Fatih Sultan Mehmet University in Istanbul.

He researched the history and styles of Maghribî & Andalusî scripts and participated in several national and international calligraphy exhibitions and conferences; he completed the six scripts with Haytham Salmo and Davut Bektaş Hocas.

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel by July 22, 2023, to receive a full refund.

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