Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang

  • Technical name: Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. He was born in 1963, in Yucheng, Shandong Province in China.
  • In 1997, Haji Noor Deen was awarded the Certificate of Arabic Calligrapher in Egypt, becoming the first Chinese person to be honored with this prestigious award.
  • In 2000, Noor Deen initiated & taught the first regular and systemic Arabic Calligraphy course at the Zhengzhou Islamic College in China.
  • In 2005, a piece named ” The Ninety-Nine Names of God” was acquired by The British Museum to be displayed in their gallery of Islamic Art.
  • Haji Noor Deen was included in the list of “Top 500 Most Influential Muslims of 2009 to 2019 in the world” by Georgetown University, USA.
  • On 11 October, 2016, Professor Haji Noor Deen was awarded the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre 2016 Islamic Economy Award in the category of Islamic Arts.
Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang
  • In 2017 Haji Noor Deen was honored with an Arabic Calligraphy Certificate, called Ijaza, by Master Calligraphers, Hasan Celebi Hoca, Dawood Bektash, Farhad Kurlu and Ahmed Kocak Hoca in Istanbul, Turkey. He was the first Chinese Calligrapher to be honored by the Ottoman Calligraphy School.
  • His work has been displayed around the world, often as the first Chinese/Arabic artist, and has been acquired for the permanent collections of many museums including The British Museum, San Francisco Asian Museum, National Museum of Scotland and Harvard University Art Museum.
  • Haji Noor Deen has spent most of his time educating students in Arabic calligraphy. Over the years, many of his students have become successful calligraphers. In his lifetime, he has written the following books: a Copybook of Arabic calligraphy, Arabic Calligraphy Correspondence, Appreciation of Arabic Calligraphy – 600 Types of Familiar Bismillah, Arabic Calligraphy in the Chinese Tradition, Q&A of Islamic Art and The Study of Arabic Calligraphy in Chinese Tradition.
  • He is currently concentrating on research of manuscripts of the Qur’an and Arabic calligraphy theory.
  • He brings an immense amount of knowledge in Islamic art and traditional thought to a modern audience. The focus of his work is a masterful calligraphic technique which uniquely fuses both the Chinese and Arabic arts.Haji Noor is available for workshops, lectures, art shows and exhibitions.
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