We’re honoured to welcome the internationally celebrated calligrapher Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang for a very special workshop. He’ll demonstrate his peerless calligraphic technique – a near-miraculous fusion of Chinese and Arabic art – by writing verses from the Qu’ran. He’ll also expand on the form and function of his calligraphy.

As a Chinese Muslim, Haji Noor Deen’s calligraphy is nothing less than article of faith, akin to prayer with a paintbrush, with the sole aim of beautifying the word of God. As Islamic art has no animals or figures, the art is either floral or text based, making calligraphy very much a sacred practice.

This is a precious opportunity to spend time in the company of a master craftsman and see first-hand the techniques that have won him worldwide renown, and join him to acknowledge and celebrate the faith that illuminates his extraordinary work.

About The Artist

Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang

Haji Noor Deen was included in Georgetown University’s ‘Top 500 Most Influential Muslims of 2009 to 2015 in the world’ list. His work has been displayed, often as the first Chinese/Arabic artist, at The British Museum, San Francisco Asian Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Harvard University Art Museum and more. He has spoken at institutions including the universities of Harvard and Cambridge, and Qatar Islamic Cultural Centre (FANAR).