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Sini is an calligraphic style used in China
China
for the Arabic
Arabic
script. It can refer to any type of Chinese Arabic
Arabic
calligraphy, but is commonly used to refer to one with thick and tapered effects such as seen in Chinese calligraphy. It is used extensively in mosques in eastern China, and to a lesser extent in Gansu, Ningxia, and Shaanxi. One famous Sini calligrapher is Hajji
Hajji
Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang.

Calligraphy

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Gallery[edit]

Allah Names in Chinese Arabic
Arabic
Sini Script

Chinese Qur'an

Quran with Chinese translation recorded in both Arabic script
Arabic script
of Xiao'erjing
Xiao'erjing
and Chinese scripts

Qur'anic Manuscript in Sini script

An Arabic
Arabic
book on Islamic ritual, with a parallel Chinese translation in the Xiao'erjing
Xiao'erjing
Arabic
Arabic
script, published in Tashkent
Tashkent
in 1899

Calligraphy
Calligraphy
on a plaque in the Great Mosque of Xi'an
Great Mosque of Xi'an
in Sini script

An example of the Sini script

Taḥmīd ("Praise be to God") in Arabic
Arabic
Ṣīnī-style calligraphy at the Great Mosque
Mosque
of Xi'an

See also[edit]

Islamic calligraphy Chinese calligraphy Xiao'erjing: the use of Arabic script
Arabic script
for writing Chinese language.

External links[edit]

Islamic Calligraphy
Calligraphy
in China, China
China
Heritage Newsletter, Number 5 (March 2006) Hajji
Hajji
Noor Deen's Website, features Sini galleries Islamic Chinese Art (Dru C. Gladney's photo album on Flickr.com)

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Islamic calligraphy

Styles

Arabic

Hijazi Jeli Thuluth Kufic
Kufic
(Geometric Kufic) Maghrebi Muhaqqaq Mashq Naskh Thuluth

Ottoman

Diwani Tawqi
Tawqi
(Tevki) Ruq'ah

Persian

Nasta'liq Taʿlīq

Others

Sini

Objects

Arabic
Arabic
calligraffiti Arabic
Arabic
miniature Basmala Islamic calligram Firman Hilya Islamic illuminated manuscript Mughal miniature Muraqqa Ottoman illumination Ottoman miniature Persian miniature Tughra Islamic zoomorphism

Calligraphers

List of Arabic
Arabic
calligraphers List of Ottoman calligraphers List of Persian calligraphers

Tools Techniques

Kashida Qalam Word heaping

Organizations

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation Museum of Turkish Calligraphy
Calligraphy
Art Society of Iranian Calligraphists

Influences

Pseudo-Kufic

Part of Islamic arts

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Arabic
Arabic
language

Overviews

Language Alphabet History Romanization Numerology Influence on other languages

Alphabet

Nabataean alphabet Perso- Arabic
Arabic
alphabet Ancient North Arabian Ancient South Arabian script

Zabūr script

Arabic
Arabic
numerals Eastern numerals Arabic
Arabic
Braille

Algerian

Diacritics

i‘jām Tashkil Harakat Tanwin Shaddah

Hamza Tāʾ marbūṭah

Letters

ʾAlif Bāʾ Tāʾ

Tāʾ marbūṭah

Ṯāʾ Ǧīm Ḥāʾ Ḫāʾ Dāl Ḏāl Rāʾ Zāy Sīn Šīn Ṣād Ḍād Ṭāʾ Ẓāʾ ʿAyn Ġayn Fāʾ Qāf Kāf Lām Mīm Nūn Hāʾ

Tāʾ marbūṭah

Wāw Yāʾ Hamza

Notable varieties

Ancient

Proto-Arabic Old Arabic Ancient North Arabian Old South Arabian

Standardized

Classical Modern Standard Maltese[a]

Regional

Nilo-Egyptian Levantine Maghrebi

Pre-Hilalian dialects Hilalian dialects Moroccan Darija Tunisian Arabic Sa'idi Arabic

Mesopotamian Peninsular

Yemeni Arabic Tihamiyya Arabic

Sudanese Chadian Modern South Arabian

Ethnic / religious

Judeo-Arabic

Pidgins/Creoles

Juba Arabic Nubi language Babalia Creole Arabic Maridi Arabic Maltese

Academic

Literature Names

Linguistics

Phonology Sun and moon letters ʾIʿrāb (inflection) Grammar Triliteral root Mater lectionis IPA Quranic Arabic
Arabic
Corpus

Calligraphy Script

Diwani Jawi script Kufic Rasm Mashq Hijazi script Muhaqqaq Thuluth Naskh (script) Ruqʿah script Taʿlīq script Nastaʿlīq script Shahmukhī script Sini (script)

Technical

Arabic
Arabic
keyboard Arabic script
Arabic script
in Unicode ISO/IEC 8859-6 Windows-1256 MS-DOS codepages

708 709 710 711 720 864

Mac Arabic
Arabic
encoding

aSociolinguistically not Arabic

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Islamic studies

Arts

Arabesque Architecture Calligraphy The garden Geometric pattern Literature Music Poetry Pottery Influences on Western art

Economics

History Agency Banking Capitalism Poverty Socialism Trust Usury Welfare

History

Timeline Historiography Early social change Early conquests Golden Age World contributions to Medieval Europe Reception in Early Modern Europe

Law and politics

Anarchism Democracy

consensus consultation

Feminism Jurisprudence

use of analogy decision-making schools

Peace Quietism Secularism Early social change State

Philosophy

Early Contemporary Theology

dialectic

Ethics Logic Astrology Early sociology

solidarity

Medieval science

Timeline Alchemy and chemistry Astronomy

cosmology

Geography and cartography Inventions Mathematics Medicine

ophthalmology

Physics Psychology

Other fields

Arab Agricultural Revolution Education

teaching permission elementary school

Sufi studies

mysticism cosmology philosophy

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