Captain of calligraphers To “Sky News Arabia” website, he was surprised by the tremendous talent of the young Kenawy when he presented him with his manuscripts, confirming that Abdul Karim would conduct many tests before granting him the license, which is a testimony that has a great position in the field of Arabic calligraphy worldwide.
And presides over the seventieth man Calligraphers Syndicate Egyptians have been under construction for years, and it is still under establishment, despite its approval by the last parliament during the era of the former president of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, but with the succession of different councils of representatives, it has become necessary to apply again for the inauguration of the union, according to Khudair.
He adds Khudair Nicknamed the Sheikh of calligraphers, due to his great history in this field: “When I saw the works of Abdul Karim, I felt that he was an expert in Naskh script for many decades. He wrote every letter with an accurate account. A person of this age cannot reach these results without hard and continuous effort.”
Khudair, on whom a documentary book was published in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina entitled “An Egyptian School in Arabic Calligraphy”, continues: “From the very first glance, I realized Abdel Karim’s right to obtain Leave certificate And I did not hesitate for a moment, despite his young age, because the verdict against him was based on scientific and technical, calculated steps.
Asaryer Marjan was cheered by the Sheikh of calligraphers in Egypt praising his level, noting during his interview with “Sky News Arabia” his keenness to continuously train for two years in writing the Noble Qur’an before heading to the famous calligrapher so that he would not face difficulties during the completion of the required tests.
Marjane talks about the experience to “Sky News Arabia”, saying: “I approached Professor Khudair by writing all the letters and their connections, then the Basmalah and Surat Al-Fatihah and a number of different writings at his request, such as (But calligraphers and tailors eat from the depths of their eyes).”
Ibn Upper Egypt’s relationship with Calligraphy It started from his childhood, as a result of his father’s interest in his ability to write properly, correctly and aesthetically. After his death, Abdul Karim insisted on following the father’s path.
“My passion led me to spend hours a day practicing writing and imitating naskh writing in the Qur’an, and perusing many books and sources specializing in calligraphy,” the student at South Valley University told Sky News Arabia
The Arab calligrapher suffered from backache and tiredness in his eyes, but that did not prevent him from continuing, writing 6 parts of the Holy Qur’an, he says about this to Sky News Arabia: “I devoted my life to Arabic calligraphy, and working for hours helped me improve my business.” .
Abdul Karim’s star emerged in the governorate of Qena, so he became famous among the circles of Arabic calligraphy and was chosen to train a number of students at the Calligraphy School in Abu Dhabi, as well as presenting seminars to his colleagues in the Faculty of Arts, and writing a book on the rules of the copy and patch scripts for the University of South Valley, according to the young calligrapher.
The secret of the young artist’s excellence in the field of Arabic calligraphy is due to his tremendous ability to develop and develop his tools, as Medhat Abdul Basir, director of the Arabic Calligraphy School in Abu Dhabi, confirms, noting that the school received hundreds of talents over the past 18 years, but Abdul Karim has a rare talent.
“Abdul Karim has high ambition in the field of calligraphy, and he patiently deals with pen and ink, and goes to any professor to learn anywhere, travels to other governorates to sit with great artists and learn from them the secrets of calligraphy,” added the forty-year-old professor who supervised Abdul Karim’s education.
A member of the Arab Association for Arabic Calligraphy stated: “We are proud of what the son of our village has achieved in the field of Arabic calligraphy and we have the certainty that he has an impressive future ahead of him that carries many successes, and choosing him as the youngest calligrapher in Egypt is a great start to a worthy talent.”
Abdul Karim wishes to fulfill the hopes of his teachers and move forward towards his big dreams, which he discloses to Sky News Arabia: “I would like to learn all kinds of different fonts, complete the Noble Qur’an and finish writing it completely, and spread interest in Arabic calligraphy in Upper Egypt.”