Upcoming Events

  • Option 1: Introduction to Thuluth and Naskh Scripts
    May 30, 12:00 PM UTC – Aug 08, 4:00 PM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course, which immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy, as has been taught in the Ottoman tradition for over five hundred years.
  • Option 2: Introduction to Thuluth and Naskh Scripts
    Jun 02, 11:00 PM UTC – Aug 18, 3:00 AM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course, which immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy, as has been taught in the Ottoman tradition for over five hundred years.
  • Option 1: Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style
    Jun 05, 12:00 PM UTC – Aug 14, 4:00 PM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course that fully immerses the student in the styles and traditions of writing Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese style, as has been practiced for hundreds of years...
  • Option 2: Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style
    Jun 06, 2:00 AM UTC – Aug 15, 6:00 AM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course that fully immerses the student in the styles and traditions of writing Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese style, as has been practiced for hundreds of years...
  • Option 1: Introduction to Thuluth and Naskh Scripts
    Sep 05, 12:00 PM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course, which immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy, as has been taught in the Ottoman tradition for over five hundred years.
  • Option 2: Introduction to Thuluth and Naskh Scripts
    Sep 08, 12:00 PM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course, which immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy, as has been taught in the Ottoman tradition for over five hundred years.
  • Introduction to Tezhip
    Sep 08, 10:00 PM UTC
    Zoom
    Tezhip is the Turkish word meaning “ornamenting with gold” and is used to represent the Ottoman tradition of beautifying calligraphy
  • Introduction to Calligraphy with Shahryanshah Sirajuddin
    Sep 09, 10:00 PM UTC
    Online
    This is a semester-long course, which immerses the student in the classical way of learning Arabic calligraphy, as has been taught in the Osmanli (Ottoman) tradition for over 500 years.
  • Group 1 Mehmet Sevki Efendi
    Sep 10, 10:00 PM UTC
    Zoom
    Returning students only

Testimonials

The day I laid eyes on Hoca's Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese style is the day I totally became mesmerized with his videos and workshops. The flowy ribbony pen strokes of the Arabic letters speak to my soul! Hoca Haji Noordeen is no doubt a master teacher! He teaches from the heart. He engages the students' minds and souls through the Arabic writings and verses from the book of Allah. I am truly honored to be Hoca Haji Noordeen 's student.

Noor Anwer

Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Style

I am very fortunate to have Shahryanshah Hoca as my teacher. You can tell he has great love and passion for Islamic calligraphy. This manifests itself in many ways; such as our online classes and discussions. We are always encouraged to ask questions and expand our knowledge.

Naseeba Khader

Calligraphy With Shahryanshah Sirajuddin

Hoca Haji Noor Din, is gifted in calligraphy and with transmitting and cultivating it in others. His teaching style and encouragement amazes, nurturing you throughout the journey, he brings students together and encourages love and support of one another, bringing additional blessings to each of us. Hoca is someone who not only impresses but inspires. A precious gift to us all. May we be blessed to continue our learning under his shade.

Yasmine Ahmed

Calligraphy with Haji Noor Deen

Fatma Ulusoy Hoca is a skilled artist and a dedicated teacher who willingly shares her knowledge of the traditional Islamic art of Tezhip. Fatma Hoca's teaching methodology helps us enhance our creative skills, understand the subject better, and bring out the best in us. I am grateful to have her as my teacher and looking forward to learning more from her in the days to come.

Samreen Wahedna

Group 3 Tezhip Ali Üsküdari

I joined Deen Arts early October 2020 in the Introduction to Calligraphy beginner Riq’a class group 6 with Shahryanshah Sirajuddin Hoca. I enjoyed my short time with Shahryanshah Hoca and his dedication to teaching the fine art of Arabic calligraphy. I want to Thank Hoca for his hard work, dedication and being a great mentor to all students.

Mohammed Salem

Class 6 Herndon, Virginia, USA

Shaykh Bedrettin has an amazing ability to make students feel comfortable enough to do live demonstrations in class, what would have been (for me) a terrifying experience, was made exciting and enjoyable. He is encouraging and supportive as a teacher and his passion for the subject is felt by those who attend his classes.

May Allah reward him greatly for his kindness and patience in helping us to improve ourselves.

Fatima Syed

Riqa/Diwani script , Group 4

Upcoming Courses

coming soon...

Şeyh Hamdulllah Calligraphy Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is defined as "the method or process of gaining knowledge of a trade, art, or profession from the instruction of a master”...

History of the Osmanli Calligraphic Tradition

Şeyh Hamdullah (d. 1520) is known as the “father of Ottoman calligraphy.” Indeed, the renowned artist ushered in a new age of calligraphic arts in the Ottoman empire with ...

Şah Kulu Tezhip Apprenticeship Program

Şah Kulu is the most well known muzehhip in Ottoman history, and we honor his contributions to the art by naming our apprenticeship program after him...