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Qalam

 

(Arabic, from the Greek kalamos, “reed”), a reed pen. The qalam has been used for writing since ancient times. In the nations of the medieval East that used the Arabic alphabet, there were various methods of cutting, sharpening, and splitting the reed for various types of writing. In medieval Eastern treatises, a paintbrush was also called a qalam.

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Sidra Mahmood, 25, who studies at the Qalam Institute, an Islamic seminary, said she was furious that the actions of "these lunatics" in Paris had disrupted her life all the way in Arlington, Texas.
A judge should always keep in his mind that Aql (Intellect), Zubaan (tongue) and qalam ( pen) are more powerful than weapons, therefore, use them cautiously, carefully and judiciously.
The exhibition is divided into two displays - Al Qalam (The Pen), which will explore the history of the written word and Immortal Figures, which will showcase how humankind have expressed itself through visual means and distinctive images.
Abu Dhabi: Religious and historic manuscripts that have influenced the world are on display as part of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories: Al Qalam exhibition launched by the Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA-AD) on Sunday.
The showcase of new acquisitions will be divided into two displays: Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories - Al Qalam and Louvre Abu Dhabi Stories - Immortal Figures
Qalam, the art of beautiful writing, Islamic calligraphy, until January 26.
Reportedly, the Al Qalam article called on the Muslims and asked them not to forget the role of Modi in the 2002 riots.
De surcroEt, en langue arabe, le mot calame, [beaucoup moins que] Qalam [beaucoup plus grand que], designe aussi bien le roseau taille dont le scribe se sert pour ecrire que le penis par lequel l'homme laboure la femme (vos femmes sont votre labour, dit le texte coranique).
However, more recently the Qalam Academy has been set up in Glasgow's Pollokshields, and an independent Islamic Educational Institute is providing primary education.
These resources have been published through a range of initiatives such as the Kalima translation project, which leads the way in the translation of classical and modern books from a choice of world languages into Arabic; the Qalam project, which fosters local literary talent in the United Arab Emirates by publishing their work and translating it into other languages; and the Poetry Academy, which puts out poetry collections as well as research, critical and documentary studies.
He also participated at a number of TV interviews including an interview with Al Qalam channel of Tunisia.
The authority's cultural projects include the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Kalima Project for Translation, Kitab company, Qalam project to develop young Emirati talents, the National Library and promoting the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) - one of the fastest- growing book fairs in the world.