Arabic Language and Naskh Script

Ahmed Kandil

Staff member
The Arabic language is one of the oldest languages in the world, and it is also one of the most widely used languages in the modern world. The Arab peoples live mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Spain.

Today, Arabic is the official language of 26 countries. There are many dialects of Arabic spoken throughout the world, but Standard Arabic is the formal written form of the language. When writing in Arabic, there are two main styles: the Naskh style and the Diwani style. Both styles use cursive letters that flow together smoothly to form beautiful, elegant lines. Although different writing styles are used when writing in different Arab countries, the majority of text written in modern Arabic is written using the Naskh style.

You can exercise on how to write a paragraph using the Naskh style of calligraphy. You must use the Arabic alphabet in order to write your paragraph. You may choose to write your paragraph in either Modern Standard Arabic or Classical Arabic. Be sure to include titles at the beginning and end of your paragraph.