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Writing

Writing الخطّ والقلم والكتابة

1. Put cotton in your inkpot, keep the nib of your pen long, leave space between your lines and keep the letters close to each other, for this makes the writing more beautiful.

1ـ اِلْقِ دَواتَكَ، وأطِلْ جَلْفَةَ قَلَمِكَ، وفَرِّقْ بَيْـنَ سُطورِكَ، وقَرْمِطْ بَينَ حُروفِكَ، فإنَّ ذلِكَ أجْدَرُبِصَباحَةِ الخَطِّ.

2. Open the sharpened nib of your pen, thicken its point [so that it does not break easily] and cut the edge on the right side so that your handwriting becomes good.

2ـ اِفْتَحْ بَرْيَةَ قَلََمِكَ، واسْمِكْ شَحْمَتَهُ، وأيْمِنْ قِطَّتَكَ، يَجُدْ خَطُّكَ.

3. Writing is the tongue of the hand.

3ـ الخَطُّ لِسانُ اليَدِ.