Writing Arabic Vertically

Posted on: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 1 comments

Arabic is a cursive script, which means that most letters are connected, similar to handwritten English. This makes it somewhat awkward to write Arabic vertically. It’s actually pretty rare to see vertical Arabic writing, except for the occasional billboard, shop sign or in crossword puzzles. Writing Arabic vertically, with disconnected … Continue reading

Miracle

Posted on: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 4 comments

Kitty sent me the following e-mail to ask for a tattoo design in Arabic for “miracle”: Hi! My name is Kitty! I saw on internet that you translate from english to arabic! I would like to make a tattoo with the word “miracle”! I have been searching for it for … Continue reading

Compassion In Arabic

Posted on: Monday, January 4th, 2010 5 comments

Randa asked for the translation of “compassion” in Arabic. There are quite a number of Arabic words that have the meaning of “compassion”, for example: الرأفة (ar-ra’fa) الشفقة (ash-shafaqa) الحنان (al-Hanaan) However, the most standard way of translating compassion is probably الرحمة (ar-raHma). Below is this word in three different … Continue reading

Love Hate Calligraphy

Posted on: Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 9 comments

Through Tarek Atrissi’s excellent blog I cam accross this piece of Arabic calligraphy here that says “love hate” in Arabic: The design is written with ornamental decorations. What some might disregard as doodles underneath the writings actually consists of a repetition of exactly the same two words – “love hate”. … Continue reading