Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. Born in 1963 in Shangdong province, China, he brings an immense learning in traditional thought and Islamic art to a modern audience, juxtaposing them in a new calligraphic style all his own, both Eastern and Western.
The Chinese and Arabic calligraphic traditions have often been compared as the two of the world’s finest manifestations of the written word, but never likened; indeed, they are at once opposites and complements. When combined the result is an artistic piece that is a work of incredibly unique beauty, and a testimony to man’s synthesizing genius.
Noor Deen’s extraordinary mastery and genius along with his unique ability to spectacularly deliver is craft to an audience has brought him lecture and workshop invitations from some of the most renowned and prestigious institutions around the world, including: Harvard University, Cambridge University, University of California-Berkley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Bukhari Institute and many others. He has delivered lectures on calligraphy at the Islamic College in Zhengzhou, China, and the Zaytuna Institute in California. Currently, Noor Deen is developing his own gallery entitled “The Chinese House for the Arts of Islamic Arabic Calligraphy” and the “Arabic Calligraphy Creative Centre”, at the National Academy of Painting and Calligraphy in Henan Province, China.
Visit his website to learn more: www.hajinoordeen.com