lundi 28 mai 2007

KHALIL AL-ZAHAWI, renowned Iraqi calligrapher shot dead

Khalil al-Zahawi, renowned Iraqi calligrapher shot dead

Another attack on culture and learning in Iraq
One of the Muslim world's leading calligraphers has been shot dead by gunmen in Baghdad.
Khalil al-Zahawi, shaykh al-khattatin, was killed outside his house in the New Baghdad district of the city.
Al-Zahawi had taught students from all over the Middle East and was highly regarded.
It is said that anyone in Iraq who wanted to be considered proficient in Arabic calligraphy had to have his seal of approval.

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