Kufi Workshop

This workshop is part of the Fundamentals of Typography course at NDU. The students are asked to create a kufi pattern or logotype from their first names.


The methods of Kufi structures where explored. Some of the students designed their logotypes with the purely geometric Kufi technique, while others created their name pattern using the modern Kufi letterforms.


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  1. Hi,
    I am New Zealand based muslim, I have very keen interest in learning Kufi Calligraphy, unfortunately I have not found anyone here who can teach me this art, my specific interest being The designs of Fatimid era and Kufi script of that was used in some of the famous mosques like Al Aqmar, Al Hakimi, Al Jayushi, Al Azhar etc.

    I am a absolute beginer, and therefore want to learn right from basics and develope my art to advance level, I am not a professional artist I do it as a hobby that brings me closer to Allah.

    Can anyone recommend me a book or source that where I can learn this art.

    Please note I cannt speak Arabic as a day to day language, however as a Muslim I can read Koran therefore can only ready Arabic.


  2. Hello Shabbir
    Well here are some list of books that will be a good starting point for you to start knowing more about Arabic Calligraphy and Arabic Typography.

    Arabic Typography Books:
    1. Arabic Typography (Huda AbiFares)
    2. Arabic for Designers (Mourad Boutros)
    3. All Books for Reza Abedini (Iranian Arabic Typographer)
    4. Typographic Matchmaking 01 (Huda AbiFares) (going to be published in June 2007)

    Arabic Calligraphy Books:
    1. Calligraphie Arabe Vivante (Hassan Massoudy)
    2. Calligraphie Arabe (Ghan Alani)
    3. The Splendour of Islamic Calligraphy (Abdelkebir Khatibi, Mohammed Sijelmassi)
    4. “Rouh al-khatt al-arabi” (Kamal Al-Baba)

    These readings will get you on the good track.



  3. hi,
    I need the exploration of the kufî style for my graduate project.. Haw can I reach to them? As exploration, I mean what is the style of A? I want to write sth in kufi sytle
    thanks a alot


  4. Hi Shabir
    I am an Iranian muslem that had the same problem for learning kufi style but a kind of education is investigating what is in some mosque or other old buildigs in other countries
    In our country we have a lot of kinds of kufi styles and u can search on internet about the unique kufi style in our mosque and I can help u
    The most famous kind of kufi style is KHORASANI stye that u can find in iran u can search Masjed JAME of Isfahan,………

  5. ana nefsy a7darlak mo7adra wa7da wamoot ba3daha ya pascal, ana ba7eb sho3’lak awy we nefsy enta tkayem maohebty elly rabena eddahaaly ana el saydaly elly b3attlak e-mail

  6. I am a german psychotherapist and I found your web-site while I was searching Kufi-fonts, since I love the way they look. I would like to visit one of your courses to learn to write this letters, as I saw in the internet. Where will you offer this chance? And when and how much would it cost?
    Thank you for your answer.
    Ursula Bellamy

  7. asalaam olaikum

    I want to write my name ‘Al Imran’ in kufi style in square.

    Is this something you can please advise or assist me on.

    Thanking you in advance


  8. salam.i am a student in cairo. i am extremly interested in learning how to write arabic.please can anyone tell me where i can starttaking lessons?

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  11. there is Fan@friends of kufi square(foks) in facebook..anybody interested in the kufi art can freely join this page…eberybody is welcomed…

  12. Salam Alaikum

    I am an avid learner of Kufi Calligraphy and have been browsing the net. I find there are hardly any sites or work of art on Kufi Calligraphy.

    Would appreciate if you could have an online workshop for people like us.

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