Pride of America
- America is not simply Marlborough,Coca Cola,Starbucks,McDonalds..
No way !
Back in the sixties,during the flower children period,
almost everyone was dropping out (of college,of life ! )
dropped in !
That was Esteemed Muhammed Zakariyah of then California,
after a Morrocco trip,dived into Islam and Islamic arts.
Through his journey he has accumulated knowledge
of us - Turks,Ottomans,Arabs and the Islamic world
-even- much better than ourselves (shame on us!)
and crowned his challenge with 2 ijazets(diplomas) in calligraphical arts,
since the world is like a backyard garden for him,
he constructs astrolabs,or fine cosmos calculation apparatus
Oh,yes and he does marble ! as well,
To me he is the America I would rather see,
no matter which ancestral background,
contemporary embodiment of knowledge and according talent
in a very modal personality of benevolent character.
He had also known dear Christopher Weimann !
another examplary soul in American Marbling history.
www.zakariyah.com is a web site to bookmark for Turks to take heed!
life of a dedicated man in his own words -
Actually it is one of the best web sites I have ever enjoyed visiting,
in my short internet history.
post scriptum :
eid mubarek -The US stamp with Islamic Calligraphy was his design ! (happy holidays )
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