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Re: [Marbling] Pride of America

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  • del.mary.stubbs
    I met M.U. Zakariya as a craftsman many years ago. What a gem he is. Here is a website about him...
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 10, 2003
      I met M.U. Zakariya as a craftsman many years ago. What a gem he is.
      Here is a website about him...
      http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00xcallig/modern/zakariya/zakariya.html

      I could not get www.zakariyah.com to open, is this the correct
      address? thankyou, Del Stubbs

      Oguzhan Tugrul wrote:

      > 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 ! )
      >
      > only one,
      > 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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