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Name: Foysol Uddin
Country:United Kingdom
State:England
City:Lancashire
Category: Muslim Artist of the Year
Total Votes: 1746
 
 

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At the age of 24 he is a professional Arabic Calligrapher who's work is in demand in over 27 countries around the world. He has already been for an international tour to Australia after being invited there by Islamic Organisation Mission of Hope and the Museum of Sydney, who saw his work online. There he held calligraphy workshops for both Adults and Children. He has raised thousands of pounds for charity through auctioning his work with one of his artworks being sold for £7000 last year. All his success came after basing his work on facebook 5 years ago, being one of its kind at the time, his fan page grew popularity straight away, currently he has just under 40,000 fans on his facebook fan page. He was recently invited by Islam Channel to hold his own version of 'Islamic Art Attack' featuring him doing his work live for worldwide audience. It will be on air in a few weeks time. He also won an award for UK's young Muslim Rising Stars last week which was held by Nida Trust. Al Kaatib has also signed major collaboration deals with Internationally renowned thobe company Lawung and is currently the biggest Calligraphy Business fan page on Facebook.

 
The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

Al Kaatibs work has reached over 27 countries around the globe. His work has been used for auctioning at charity event raising money for Masjids and even the Islamic Museum of Australia, who raised $2000 on one of his pieces. Being so young and influential, he instantly caught the eye of many who used his talents to inspire the Muslim youth around the world. His workshops were mainly attended by the youth, who immediately took a keen interest in Islamic Art, he has upcoming tours in August 2024 (UK) and Hong Kong (To be confirmed).

 
The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

Al Kaatib does a lot of work for charity, he has worked for charities such as Human Appeal, Penny Appeal and Ummah Welfare Trust. Through his work thousands have been raised in order to help eradicate world poverty. He did a sponsored walk for Gaza where he climbed the Tallest Mountain in Wales and raised money. He also did a Zip Wire challenge, again raising money through it. In August he will be travelling around 7 cities in the UK, where he will be holding Workshops for both Adults and Children, the money raised through the workshops will be donated directly to Penny Appeal for their Aid Work in Syria.

 
How the nominee’s activities and achievement will continue to impact and influence in the future:

Al Kaatibs popularity is growing day by day, and it is quite apparent through the number of fans on his facebook page, and also the invitations he is receiving from Organisations around the globe. Al Kaatib has plans to become a specialist in his field and teach Arabic Calligraphy in UK's most prestigious Universities.

 
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To see learn more of his work, please visit his fan page, www.facebook.com/alkaatib786