Muhammad Kaddoura is a US born Palestinian-Malay-Chinese calligrapher.
He studied at Al-Azhar University and majored in Shariah Law. In 2011, while he was in Egypt, he was introduced to a markaz in Cairo called, Muassasah Al Halqah, where he learned under Ustadh Hasanin Mokhtar, an Egyptian calligrapher, and Shaykh Belaid Hamidi, the royal calligrapher of Morocco.
Muhammad studied the Ruq’ah script with Ustadh Hasanin and then received the ijazah “diploma” from Shaykh Belaid Hamidi.
Muhammad furthered his studies in Arabic calligraphy with Shaykh Belaid Hamidi and attained ijazahs in the Diwani, Jali Diwani, and Maghribi scripts.
Wang Qei Fei of China, Ustadha Fathiah A’bdussamad & Ustadha Mustafiyah of Singapore, Ustadh Mubarak Essam & Ustadh Ahmad Jurjani Hishamudin of Malaysia are some of his other teachers in his journey through Arabic calligraphy.
Muhammad Kaddoura has had his calligraphy appear on Malaysian television stations like TV3’s Da’i & Wanita Hari Ini, TV9’s Nasi Lemak Kopi O and Astro Oasis’s Tahfiz Muda. He has done many works for the An-Nur Specialist Hospital, the first Islamic compliance hospital in Malaysia.
He has taught classes and workshops on Arabic calligraphy in Egypt, Malaysia and Singapore. He currently teaches Arabic calligraphy online and focuses on keeping Arabic calligraphy alive in his household and everywhere he goes.