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Group 1 Mehmet Sevki Efendi

This is a semester-long course that immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy as practiced for hundreds of years, with regular feedback provided on one’s work by our master calligrapher Shahryanshah Sirajuddin.

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Group 1 Mehmet Sevki Efendi

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2021, 10:00 PM UTC


Course Details


September 10 - December 17, 2021

Times: 10 PM UTC | 5 PM CDT | Course Format: Online


The most important aspect of this class is correcting your work by a master calligrapher, not continually copying mistakes in your practice. The Islamic arts are transmitted through the Ijaza system, and this methodology has preserved calligraphy for over 1000 years. Our teacher, Shahryanshah Sirajuddin, is an award-winning master calligrapher in the Osmanli (Ottoman) tradition of the Riqa, Diwani, Jali Diwani, Naskh, Thuluth, and Jali Thuluth scripts.

Shahryanshah Hoca will start with the Riqa script as it is the easiest one to learn, and most students gain proficien