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posted on 19th of january, 2010

Most of the images that were created in the Arabic language are artistic & sacred calligraphy, almost nothing about how to write it in normal script, the way the natives write it on their day by day or what does it mean!!!
No it can not be done by joining the letters only!
I thought of putting this kind of "raw" or silhouette script in images with their meanings attached in English, so it can help who would like to use the word as a topic comment or even a tattoo!
There are many tattoo lovers who like to have their names or some expressions in foreign languages, mainly in Chinese and in Arabic!

As a start nothing is better than a Life full Love, Peace and Wisdom.
Who can have it, he/she has it all! :-)
I hope this could be a help for who is not sure about the meaning mainly... Now you don't have to wait for someone to translate or to tell you is it the right expression to use :)

If you like to have any other word or phrase, please don't hesitate to contact me through DT and I will upload your special request asking for a fast review...

Thanks to some friends and specially to Desislava for calling my attention on the subject...

Have a nice day everybody :-)

Comments (31)

Posted by Mani33 on January 29, 2010
Hey Leslie, thanks for your comment! Hope to see you more often :)
Posted by Ponytail1414 on January 29, 2010
The letters are so graphically pleasing.
Posted by Mani33 on January 22, 2010
Sorry Mat I didn't remember to answer your question! My memory fails some times :P
What it says there is: In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Take Care
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 21, 2010
Thanks Mat that's what I wanted to explain also!
Thump up to great imagination & POSITIVE creation :)))

i can go for that !!!
btw what do all 4 of those images say? is that something from a surah?
Posted by Mani33 on January 21, 2010
Thanks Mat that's what I wanted to explain also!
Thump up to great imagination & POSITIVE creation :)))
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 21, 2010
Hello again Mat! I did understand you about the shape of the two words written that they look like the mosque & the palm of the hand with the fingers, but what I wanted to say also is that our imagination could make us see these words written in many places also! I saw a demonstration of the word Allah in the shapes of the human heart also!
I have nothing to argue about these things because you can start also seeing English, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic... etc shaped like something close to our imagination! Our imagination that is endless & relatively connected to our references in life! Hope I made my self clear also otherwise I have to get my self a ticket to visit you there & demonstrate what I mean :))

la, i completely understand Mani, and agree.
my point too, was not to prove there is or there isn't, but more so to place emphasis on each of our own special way "to see" images no one else can.
we waste our Allah given benefit when we become lazy...(More)
Posted by Mani33 on January 21, 2010
What is written in these 4 images is exactly the same! Who would look to the shapes & say that?!

 Arabic Calligraphy   Arabic Calligraphy   Islamic Prayer Symbol   Islamic prayer sign 
Posted by Mani33 on January 21, 2010
Hello again Mat! I did understand you about the shape of the two words written that they look like the mosque & the palm of the hand with the fingers, but what I wanted to say also is that our imagination could make us see these words written in many places also! I saw a demonstration of the word Allah in the shapes of the human heart also!
I have nothing to argue about these things because you can start also seeing English, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic... etc shaped like something close to our imagination! Our imagination that is endless & relatively connected to our references in life! Hope I made my self clear also otherwise I have to get my self a ticket to visit you there & demonstrate what I mean :))
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 20, 2010
hey Mani,
i just thought about it. maybe i did not explain myself well in the first comment.
1) when i said how the arabic word looks like a mosque, i mean the arabic script for "matthew". if you wrote the word out, it actually looks like a cupola and the rest of it looks like the roof.
2) the word Allah looking like the hand. i meant if you wrote the arabic script for Allah, it is like our three finger. i remember seeing that demonstration too
in some movie.
i guess it much easier to show you what i mean over a beer in person. maybe one day when you send me an air ticket to visit you, i can demonstrate what i mean ;)
Posted by Mani33 on January 20, 2010
Hey Strange Eye :P
I know exactly what you mean, we always end up creating our own vision for stuff! I don't know how much you could have this evolution of seeing things! I always tell my daughter if you want to trace something or to draw just put it upside down or turn it & it get's easier to make a like... It works well eventually :)))
Cheers ;)
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 20, 2010
Mani,
yes, you're not the only one who said that. i supposed it's due to my immersion in arts from since i was a wee kid. i've always seem to "see" things in painting and photography or just anything my eyes see that many ppl are not able to see. lol.
i suppose that's probably accounted for my work having its own layout, symbolism,etc.. or whatever entails the essence of my photography.
my trainers in the early days used to point that out too. i guess it's good having a "strange eye". lol.
Posted by Mani33 on January 20, 2010
Hey Mat, I really don't know how you look to the Arabic scripts but I really don't see them in shapes as a mosque or a hand :)) Eventually they might look like something ;)
You must had an interesting experience in Tunisia!
"Shukran" for your lovely comment :))
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 20, 2010
my first exposure to arabic script was when i met a tunisian girl in one of the cities i lived. she wrote my name (matthew) and i fell in love immediately.
no, not to her, but to the written language. it's fluid and as i found out quite symbolic. i learned later on my trip to tunisia (some of those photos are now here in my portfolio, and a few actually are my best sellers, as few as they are), that the word Allah (God) is like the fingers of our hands.
now, how profoundly beautiful can that be?
i also used the arabic word (matthew) as my watermark wherever i put my works on the web.the watermark is actually the word matthew in arabic and mandarin.
oh btw , what i like most of the arabic word for matthew is that it actually looks like a mosque. maybe it's my imagination, but it's a lovely imagination, ha!ha!
essalam alaykum. shukran for a lovely article.

ps. that's about all i know about arabic, ha!ha!.. that and imshee, ha!ha!..which i don't use too often,...(More)
Posted by Mani33 on January 20, 2010
Thanks Ebamo it's a nice idea also but I meant them raw as the natives write them...
Dragos I won't dare to do that :)))
Thanks Frantab01 :)
AltafThanks for reminding about Hindi also :)
Susan LOOOOOOOOL I knew it :)))
Posted by Noonie on January 20, 2010
I decided where to put them....on someone else, if you're doing the applying!
Posted by Creativei on January 20, 2010
Thanks for using my image in your blog, Mani this is really great idea, hope you haven't patented this idea, :-))
And David Beckham has a tattoo in Hindi. And yes, before you create a tattoo in language you don't read, please check with someone who can give exact meaning.
Posted by Frantab01 on January 20, 2010
great idea mani :)
Posted by smartview27 on January 20, 2010
great idea! I am curious also for a chinese translation
Posted by Ebamo on January 19, 2010
I like the idea... I think you should add "Harakat" on the words though, they'll look better for a tattoo!
Posted by Mani33 on January 19, 2010
Okay if you are not sure of the meaning make them removable "Spit & Stick" LOL!
Posted by Titania1980 on January 19, 2010
Better to have a translation before putting something on your skin ;) you never know ;)
Posted by Rolmat on January 19, 2010
You two... lol :-)
Posted by Wildmac on January 19, 2010
Excellent idea Maen! I agree with below, better to be sure of the meaning before you are permanently marked. Look out Dessie and Susan, I think Maen means to tattoo you himself ;)
Posted by Justmeyo on January 19, 2010
Nice idea of tattoo for persons who like that:)They looks great also!
Posted by Mani33 on January 19, 2010
Dessie & Susan let me take care of your tattoos >:D
Posted by Noonie on January 19, 2010
Thanks for the tattoo ideas, Maen! Now to decide where to put them :)))
Posted by Keki on January 19, 2010
wonderful! I'll keep you in mind :)
Posted by Littledesire on January 19, 2010
Can we trust you with the translations? :P Or maybe Editors will have to learn Arabic and Chinese (except Rui - he's dealing with Bulgarian now) :)
Posted by Marilyngould on January 19, 2010
Nice to have translations - I agree with Brad, risky to have something permanently inscribed if you do not know the meaning!
Posted by Mani33 on January 19, 2010
That is true! :D

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