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Sini is a Chinese Islamic calligraphic form for the Arabic script. It can refer to any type of Chinese Islamic calligraphy, but is commonly used to refer to one with thick and tapered effects, much like Chinese calligraphy. It is used extensively in mosques in eastern China, and to a lesser extent in Gansu, Ningxia, and Shaanxi. A famous Sini calligrapher is Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang.
Quran with Chinese translation recorded in both Arabic script of Xiao'erjing and Chinese scripts
- Islamic calligraphy
- Chinese calligraphy
- Xiao'erjing: the use of Arabic script for writing Chinese language.
- Arabic inscriptions in Persia
- Islamic Calligraphy in China, China Heritage Newsletter, Number 5 (March 2006)
- Hajji Noor Deen's Website, features Sini galleries
- Islamic Chinese Art (Dru C. Gladney's photo album on Flickr.com)
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