By Afra Naushad for Arab News / August 17, 2011
Haji Noor Deen: Chinese master of Arabic calligraphy
Most of the pieces of his calligraphic work are an artistic exaltation celebrating the glory of God with the verses of the Holy Qur’an. There is an almost royal rendition in his presentation of visual imagery conforming to both literal and figurative senses with the beautiful usage of artistic complexities and geometric patterns by way of circles, flowers, vases, fruits, triangles, fans, scepters, swords, minarets, and rhombuses. Deen’s art is the unique revival of the splendor of Islamic artistry and the wondrous role it has played in the expression and preservation of the word of the Qur’an by recipients of the Islamic message.