About the Journal :
Journal of Arabic Language for Specialized Research is published quarterly by the Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies , it is devoted to the publishing of researches concerning sciences and arts of Arabic language such as Grammar, rhetoric, metrics, prose and poetry, phonetics, modern linguistics, dialects, Arabic calligraphy, Arabization, and literary critical stylistic studies.
The journal is a research platform for scholars, teachers, and students to enrich the Arabic Library with further sound researches and precise studies for the purpose of unveiling the secrets of this language which is regarded as a miracle on its own through the Quranic text that remains a great challenge to all languages’ texts. However, the research efforts made on Arabic language and its relevant sciences as well as the unveiling of its beauty in the past and present are merely attempts to reveal the secret of its essence to persuade linguists and litterateurs of the reasons why Allah, the creator of all languages, has chosen Arabic to be the last language for his messenger Mohamed (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) and his miraculous immortal book till doomsday.
The aim of this paper is to examine the nature and the historical origin of Arabic Calligraphy and to address the question of the stages Calligraphy has undergone over the past centuries. The paper also explores whether the Calligraphy is flexible in a way that enables it to correspond with the challenges of the age of globalization. In the same vein, the paper will provide a comprehensive answer vis-à-vis the problems Calligraphy had to contend with over the course of time, with giving special emphasis on its equivalents in Standard English Language. Furthermore, the paper is intended to be a ground breaking effort in countering the popular outcry to replace the existing Calligraphy with other fonts.