Sini (script)

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Chinese Qur'an (surah Yaseen verses 33-34)

Sini (from Arabic: ٱلْخَطُ ٱلصِّينِيُّ, Al-khaṭ as-ṣīnī, lit.'The Chinese script') is a calligraphic style used in China for the Arabic script. It can refer to any type of Chinese 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.

Two famous Sini calligraphers are Muhammad Hasan ibn Yusuf (Shi Jie Cheng 1927-2006) and Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang (b. 1963).


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