Al Jallaf entertains DIHQA audience with two of Shaikh Zayed's quotes

Al Jallaf entertains DIHQA audience with two of Shaikh Zayeds quotes

As for the calligraphy exhibition being run on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, Al Jallaf is displaying two exceptional works.



By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 6:12 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dubai: The Islamic & Arabic calligraphy exhibition being held on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the award saw a distinguished participation from the well-known Emirati calligraphist Khalid Ahmed Ali Al Jallaf.

His spectacular designs and calligraphy masterpieces, featuring two Arabic quotes of the late Shaikh Zayed have taken the award audience aback.

The exhibition is being run in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry where the international award is organised over the period from Ramadan 01 to 18.

Ibrahim Bu Melha, Head of the Award Organising Committee, who is also adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, said the function is a quantum addition to the diverse activities of the competition annually held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

“The exhibition displays how government departments can typically collaborate to run events and exhibitions in an outstanding way, and give a boost to the position of the emirate of Dubai regionally and internationally.”

Renowned calligraphist Khalid Ahmed Ali Al Jallaf, born in the UAE in 1962, is one of the most competent Emirati artists. He was obtained a degree in Sharia and Islamic studies from the United Arab Emirates University in 1984.

Having full command of the art of Islamic and Arabic calligraphy, he delivered so many lectures on the art of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic arts in Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Oman, Kuwait, Italy and France.

He also participated with several fabulous works in the arts exhibition run on the sidelines of the first culture week of the universities of the Gulf Cooperation Council States in Kuwait in 1984.

Al Jallaf was also very keen to chip in several Arabic calligraphy exhibitions held in the gulf, Arab and European countries. His outstanding calligraphy masterpieces have made him eligible for the Arabic Calligraphy Arts Award of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in 2014.

Al Jallaf has also taken part in so many private calligraphy exhibitions, as was the case in the ‘Word letters’ show in 2010, the ‘Word & Trace’ at the Sharjah University in 2011, and the ‘Letters Mosaic’ show in 2012.

As for the calligraphy exhibition being run on the sidelines of the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, Al Jallaf is displaying two exceptional works.

The first reads: ‘Educating and enlightening people is indeed a priceless wealth we should all be proud of while scientifically building the future… Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – May Almighty Allah rest his soul in peace.”

The second design reads: “It has only been possible for our generations to enjoy the prosperity and welfare afoot with the determination and patience of our forefathers during hard times… Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – May Almighty Allah rest his soul in peace.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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