One of the most popular goals when studying calligraphy is learning how to write your name in Arabic calligraphy. Arabic calligraphy has been around for thousands of years and was one of the earliest forms of calligraphy that is still in practice today. Calligraphy, in general, is still used in some Arab nations for religious writings and documents, in addition to art. Since there are Muslim groups who oppose any art form depicting people or living things, calligraphy continues to be a much cherished art form for them.
If you’ve ever seen Arabic calligraphy, it is very elegant due to its use of various swags, symbols and lines. The lines, which may or may not be connected to each other, form letter shapes instead of actual letters.
To write your name in Arabic calligraphy will require studying these various letter shapes, of which there are 18. Interestingly, even though you’re spelling your name (proper noun), there are no capital letters in Arabic calligraphy.