top of page

نور القلمOp1 ThlthNskh

Registration is Closed
See other events
نور القلمOp1 ThlthNskh
نور القلمOp1 ThlthNskh

Time & Location

Apr 30, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM UTC


Course Details


Subject: Arabic Calligraphy - Thuluth and Naskh

Course Format: Online

Dates: Sundays

April 30 - June 18, 2023 [Eid Break] July 2 - 23, 2023

Time: 12 PM UTC

Instructor: Haji Noor Deen Hoca

Scholarship Application Form [click to access]


This is a semester-long course that immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy (Thuluth and Naskh scripts), taught in the Osmanli (Ottoman) tradition for over five hundred years. Our teacher Haji Noor Deen Hoca, is a master calligrapher of the Thuluth and Naskh scripts. Therefore, access to feedback and corrections by a master calligrapher is a crucial aspect of this class. This ensures that your practice is corrected and refined in real-time by the teacher.

The Thuluth script is a beautiful, cursive script often used in Islamic architecture. The Naskh script is one of the first scripts in Islamic calligraphy and is often used in copies of the Qur'an.

The Divinely inspired purpose of calligraphy is to learn the mechanics of writing the letters, which are based on philosophical and spiritual understandings and are also a means of disciplining the nafs. "Patience is Beautiful" is a message Haji Noor Deen Hoca often repeats to his students. Arabic Calligraphy is considered an Islamic science (akin to fiqh and Tafseer) because it preserves the written Word of Allah, and it is a means of purification of the nafs. There are many texts on the subject written by present and past scholars. Understanding the intentions of the scholars who developed and preserved this Islamic science helps refine one's intention before embarking on the calligraphic path—May Allah Grant Tawfiq to all of your endeavors.


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 their supplies from the Islamic Art Supplies (click to view) store.

  • Bamboo/reed qalam in sizes: 2mm and 3mm.
  • Felt or leather pad for under your paper
  • Arabic calligraphy paper ( alternative: glossy laser printer paper)
  • Ink, lika, and inkwell
  • Leather hand rest (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)

In your first class with Haji Noor Hoca, he will discuss the history of Islamic calligraphy, materials, and how to prepare your homework.


Once you have joined the class, you will be initiated into the Şeyh Hamdulllah Calligraphy Apprenticeship Program. Apprenticeship is defined as "the method or process of gaining knowledge of a trade, art, or profession from the instruction of a master." In this case, calligraphy is the trade, art, profession, and devotional act, and the master is Haji Noor Hoca. Students will travel together on this path, supporting and learning from one another, creating community and camaraderie, and moving from semester to semester to master the skills according to their Hoca's instruction. Apprenticeships will continue until Ijaza (certificates of mastery) are granted by the master to the apprentice.

Click here to learn more about the Şeyh Hamdulllah Calligraphy Apprenticeship Program.

We have three different class times (option 1, option 2,  option 3, & option 4) to accommodate the various time zones as Haji Noor Hoca has students worldwide. 

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel by February 28, 2023, to receive a full refund.

Your Order

  • Late

    From $112.00 to $335.00
    • $335.00
      +$8.38 service fee
    • $167.00
      +$4.18 service fee
    • $112.00
      +$2.80 service fee



Share This Course

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer Scholarshps?

Yes, we do. Please fill out the form below:

Ask a question

Click here to add your clear and concise answer.

Ask a question

Click here to add your clear and concise answer.

Ask a question

Click here to add your clear and concise answer.

Ask a question

Click here to add your clear and concise answer.

Ask a question

Click here to add your clear and concise answer.

bottom of page