Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Islamic Calligraphy: an Introduction to the Art of Handwriting

Universiti Malaya

The participants were shown how to cut the nib of a pen, the proper paper and hand placement and ink preparation. The importance of dots as a measurement of length and width of each letter was discussed. The course focused on a type of calligraphy named Riq'ah, because of its simplicity in the method of writing. In the final week, the participants practiced writing Islamic Calligraphy guided by short videos demonstrating the method of writing.

3 weeks, 2 hours per week


Nor Azlin Hamidon (PhD)

Head of Malay Socio-culture/ Malay Arts Department

Universiti Malaya


Learning outcomes

  • Explain the concept of writing and the history of calligraphy
  • Identify types of calligraphy and artefacts related with calligraphy
  • Assess the art of calligraphy in terms of contextual and aesthetic values
  • Demonstrate the finesse of calligraphy writing according to the right methods


  • Reading and listening about the history, development and the basic concept of Islamic calligraphy.
  • Learn about Arabic characters; the alphabets and numbers, dots and character shaping.
  • Understanding the types of Islamic calligraphy and how the writing styles differ from each other.
  • Identifying and using proper tools and materials in the calligraphy.
  • Demonstration on calligraphy writing.
  • Writing and hands-on activities on Islamic calligraphy.

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Islamic Calligraphy: an Introduction to the Art of Handwriting

Universiti Malaya