A special video .. “The Little Calligrapher” captures the admiration of the profession’s elders in Egypt


The captain of the calligraphers told “Sky News Arabia” that he was surprised by the tremendous talent of the young Al-Qenawi when he presented him with his manuscripts, confirming that Abdul Karim would conduct several tests before granting him the license, which is a testimony that has a great position in the field of Arabic calligraphy worldwide.

The seventieth man has headed the Egyptian Calligraphers Syndicate for years, and it is still under establishment, despite its approval by the last parliament during the era of the former president of Egypt, Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, but with the succession of different councils of representatives, it became necessary to submit an application again to inaugurate the union, according to Khidir.

Khudair, who is known as the Sheikh of calligraphers, added because of his great history in this field: “When I saw Abdul Karim’s works, I felt that he was an expert in Naskh script for decades, and he wrote every letter with an accurate account. A person of this age cannot reach these results without hard and continuous effort.”

Khudair, on whom a documentary book was published in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina entitled “An Egyptian School in Arabic Calligraphy”, continues: “From the first glance, I realized Abdel-Karim’s eligibility to obtain a license, and I did not hesitate for a moment despite his young age, because the verdict against him was based on scientific and technical steps calculated.”

Asaryer Morjan was cheered by the Sheikh of calligraphers in Egypt praising his level, noting during his interview with “Sky News Arabia” his keenness to continuously train for two years in writing the Noble Qur’an before heading to the famous calligrapher so that he would not face difficulties during the completion of the required tests.

Marjane talks about the experience to “Sky News Arabia”, saying: “I approached Professor Khudair by writing all the letters and their connections, then the Basmalah and Surat Al-Fatihah and a number of different writings at his request, such as (but calligraphers and tailors eat from the depths of their eyes).”

Ibn Upper Egypt’s relationship with Arabic calligraphy began since his childhood, as a result of his father’s interest in his mastery of writing in a sound, correct and aesthetic manner. After his death, Abdul Karim insisted on following the father’s path. And learn five lines.

“My passion led me to spend hours a day practicing writing and imitating naskh script in the Qur’an, and perusing many books and sources specializing in calligraphy,” the student at South Valley University added to Sky News Arabia.

The Arab calligrapher suffered from backache and tiredness in his eyes, but that did not prevent him from continuing, writing 6 parts of the Holy Qur’an, he says about this to Sky News Arabia: “I devoted my life to Arabic calligraphy, and working for hours helped me improve my business level.” .

Abdul Karim’s star emerged in the governorate of Qena, so he became famous among the circles of Arabic calligraphy and was chosen to train a number of students at the Calligraphy School in Abucht, as well as presenting seminars to his colleagues in the Faculty of Arts, and writing a book on the rules of copying and patching for the University of South Valley, according to the young calligrapher.

The secret of the excellence of the young artist in the field of Arabic calligraphy is due to his tremendous ability to develop and develop his tools, as Medhat Abdul Basir, director of the Arabic Calligraphy School in Abu Dhabi, confirms, noting that the school received hundreds of talents over the past 18 years, but Abdel Karim has a rare talent.

“Abdul Karim has high ambition in the field of calligraphy, and he patiently deals with pen and ink, and goes to any professor to learn anywhere, travels to other governorates to sit with great artists and learn from them the secrets of calligraphy,” added the forty-year-old professor who supervised Abdul Karim’s education.

A member of the Arab Association for Arabic Calligraphy stated: “We are proud of what the son of our village has achieved in the field of Arabic calligraphy and we have the certainty that he has an impressive future ahead of him that carries many successes, and choosing him as the youngest calligrapher in Egypt is a great start to a worthy talent.”

Abdul Karim wishes to fulfill the hopes of his teachers and move forward towards his big dreams, which he discloses to Sky News Arabia: “I would like to learn all kinds of different fonts, complete the Noble Qur’an and finish writing it completely, and spread interest in Arabic calligraphy in Upper Egypt.”



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