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 :)
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)
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 :))
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 ;)
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 ;)
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.
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 :))
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)
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 :)))
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.
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