Title: IIT FALL SEMESTER
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Speakers: HAJI NOOR DEN MI GUANJIANG, ONE OF THE MOST EMINENT ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHERS OF OUR TIME.
Suitability: Men, Women, Youth, Non-Muslim, New Muslim
Contact Info: (416) 335-9173
Place: 1825 MARKHAM RD., SUITE B101
The Islamic Institute of Toronto will begin the Fall Semester with a three-session workshop on Islamic Calligraphy, scheduled for September 7-9, 2004. Other courses include Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship and an Introduction to Government in Canada. For a full listing of courses and children's program, please visit www.islam.ca and download our Fall Brochure, or click on Courses in the left Menu.
The Calligraphy workshop will be done by a world-renowned Chinese Calligrapher, Haji Noor Deen Mi Guanjiang. Born in 1963 in eastern China's Shandong Province bordering the Yellow Sea, Haji Noor Deen lectures on the art of Arabic calligraphy at the Islamic College in Zhen Zhou, where he has also established a correspondence course to enable students from all areas of China to study Arabic calligraphy. In addition, he researches Islamic culture at the Henan Academy of Sciences. In 1997, Haji Noor Deen was the first Chinese Muslim to be awarded the Egyptian Certificate of Arabic Calligraphy and to be admitted as a member of the Association of Egyptian Calligraphy.
The IIT will also feature the eminent calligrapher in two exhibitions entitled "Beauty of the Word", as well as a children's workshop on Saturday, September 11.
A complete itinierary of Haji Noor deen is set out below:
Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy
Tuesday September 7 – Thursday September 9
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Islamic Institute of Toronto
CHILDREN’S CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 11 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
EXHIBITION: “Beauty of the Word”
Monday, September 13
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Masjid Toronto – 168 Dundas St. West
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 14-15 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Chinese Cultural Center of Greater Toronto 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, just East of Markham Rd.