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You can get in touch with me at arabic.calligrapher(at)gmail.com or via this form! Thank you!


Washington, Dc

Welcome to Arabic Calligraphy Design. I practice traditional and contemporary Arabic calligraphy, and do custom calligraphy for tattoos, design work, and original pieces. All my work is hand-written, I do not use computer fonts in my designs. To get started, have a look at the Styles page to see some of the different styles I normally work in, or if you’re interested in a tattoo, click the Tattoos page. When you’re ready, send me an email at arabic.calligrapher@gmail.com, and we can work together on what you’d like designed.

Available Works

I have a number of finished pieces ready for purchase.

All are bordered with my own handmade ebru papers, created by floating paints on thickened water and manipulating patterns into the paint.

I only ever use handmade papers that I have treated with a coating called ahar and burnished with agate until they are at a state where they can accept the ink. The process takes many hours per sheet and is the traditional way of preparing paper for Islamic calligraphy that goes back more than a millennium.

I can also provide frames and matting for the work. If you are interested in having it framed, please email me at arabic.calligrapher@gmail.com.

None of these compositions are my own; they are my studies of great masters' famous works. They are thus unsigned and I intentionally leave pause-breaks in the letters.

I ship via USPS worldwide.

Mashallah with Blue Hatip Ebru
250.00

Composition by Halim Efendi (d. 1964) of Ma Sha Allah with a blue speckled inner ebru bordering and a hatip style outer ebru border with red and green hatips. All ebru handmade by artist. 11"x11". Framing and matting available.

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Light Upon Light with Blue Hatip Ebru
275.00

Composition by Ismail Hakki Bey (d. 1946) of Nur a'la Nur (Light Upon Light) with a lahore blue battal inner ebru bordering and a hatip style outer ebru border with white and green hatips. All ebru handmade by artist. 13.5"x13.5". Framing and matting available.

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Barakallah with Blue Hatip Ebru
200.00

Barakallah (Blessings of Allah) with a ochre and tan battal inner ebru bordering and a blue Hatip outer ebru with green and white hatips. All ebru handmade by artist. 13.5"x13.5". Framing and matting available.

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Ya Allah with Blue Ebru
125.00

Composition by Ahmet Kamil (d. 1941) of Ya Allah (O Allah) with a blue battal ebru border. All ebru handmade by artist. 8"x6". Framing and matting available.

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Mustafa Rakim's Rabbi Yassir
250.00

The famous composition by Mustafa Rakim (d. 1825) of Rabbi Yassir waLa tu'assir, rabb tammam bil'kheyr waBehthiqati (Lord, make it easy; don't make it difficult. Lord, make it end well and with confidence.) with a forest green and blue battal outer ebru bordering and a light green ebru inner border. Calligraphy is soot ink on hand-dyed ahar paper dyed and prepared by artist. All ebru handmade by artist. 10"x17". Framing and matting available.

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Edeb ya Hu with Blue Hatip Ebru
200.00

Composition by Ismail Hakki Bey (d. 1946) ofEdeb ya Hu in Celi Sulus script with a red and blue tiger's eye ebru bordering. All ebru handmade by artist. 10"x13". Framing and matting available.

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Allah Wahdeh with Green Battal Ebru
125.00

Composition by Hamid Aytac (d. 1982) of Allah Wahdeh (Allah is One) with a red and tan battal inner ebru bordering and a light green outer ebru. All ebru handmade by artist. 13.5"x13.5". Framing and matting available.

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Bismillah with Blue Hatip Ebru
150.00

Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim (In the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful) with a light grey battal and blue hatip inner ebru bordering. All ebru handmade by artist. 5"x16". Framing and matting available.

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Allah with Green and Blue Battal Ebru
100.00

Composition by Hamid Aytac (d. 1982) of Allah, Jal waJalalahu (Allah, Praised and Exalted) with a forest green and blue battal outer ebru bordering and a light green inner border. All ebru handmade by artist. 10"x10". Framing and matting available.

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Muhammad (SAW) with Green and Blue Battal Ebru
100.00

Composition by Hamid Aytac (d. 1982) of Muhammad, 'Aleyhi as-Salaam (Muhammad, peace be upon him) with a forest green and blue battal outer ebru bordering and a light green inner border. All ebru handmade by artist. 10"x10". Framing and matting available.

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Muhaqqaq Bismillah with Blue Hatip Ebru
200.00

Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim (In the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful) in Muhaqqaq script with a grey mat and blue hatip inner ebru bordering. All ebru handmade by artist. 6"x13". Framing included.

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We Have on this Earth What Makes Life Worth Living
175.00

"We Have on this Earth What Makes Life Worth Living"  Quote by Palestinian poet laureate Mahmoud Darwish. Written in Kufi Mashriqi script with a blue and yellow battal ebru bordering. All ebru handmade by artist. 8"x17". Framing and matting available.

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What does the mill wheel turn with if not water?
200.00

Composition by Ali Alparslan in Celi Talik script with a light grey outer border and red and blue inner ebru. Thai mulbery ahar paper. All ebru handmade by artist. 8"x17". Framing and matting available.

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Bismillah and Rabbi Yassir in Sulus and Nesih
350.00

After Sevki Efendi. (d. 1887) of Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim (In the Name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful) and Rabbi Yassir waLa tu'assir, rabb tammam bil'kheyr waBeh (Lord, make it easy; don't make it difficult. Lord, make it end well and with...) in both Sulus and Nesih scripts. Bordered with a deep red ochre and blue battal ebru bordering on ahar paper hand-dyed by artist. All ebru handmade by artist. 15"x17". Framing and matting available.

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150.00

After Sevki Efendi. (d. 1887) of Rabbi Yassir waLa tu'assir, rabb tammam bil'kheyr waBeh (Lord, make it easy; don't make it difficult. Lord, make it end well and with...) in Nesih script. Bordered with a light blue battal ebru and two inner hatips. Calligraphy is soot ink on on ahar paper hand-dyed by artist. All ebru handmade by artist. 5"x12". Framing and matting available.

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Like A Tree in Spring, My Soul Has Blossomed
200.00

Talik script with a light blue and yellow outer border and black inner ring. Thai mulbery ahar paper. All ebru handmade by artist. 8"x17". Framing and matting available.

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Peace Be Upon Muhammad.. with Ochre and Blue Hatip Ebru
275.00

Allahuma Sall 'Ala al-Nabi al-Hashemi Muhammad wa 'Ala aalihi waSallam tasleeman (O Allah pray upon our Hashemi Prophet Muhammad and upon his family, may our prayers be accepted) on Thai mulberry ahar paper with a light blue battal inner ebru bordering and a hatip style outer ebru border with light ochre and blue hatips. All ebru handmade by artist. 9"x22". Framing and matting available.

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Be and It Shall Be in Sepia and Red
125.00

Composition by Hamid (d. 1982) of Kun FaYakun (Be and It Shall Be) with a light ochre ink with blue and yellow battal ebru bordering on ahar paper hand-dyed by artist. All ebru handmade by artist. 15"x15". Framing and matting available.

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